College collaborates for COVID-19 vaccination rollout

Waiting time is not down time. While anticipation grows for sufficient, steady flow of COVID-19 vaccine to the Keys, The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) has initiated collaboration among multiple organizations in Monroe County to prepare for a future rollout. The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County (DOH-Monroe), the Medical Center at Ocean Reef, the Ocean Reef Community Foundation, Monroe County Emergency Management, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the City of Key West, Monroe County School District, Lower Keys Medical Center, Curative, and Community Health of South Florida (CHI) are among the stakeholders working diligently and creatively together with the College.

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CFK to hold job fair

The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) invites the community to join students and alumni seeking employment at their annual Job Fair on Tuesday, April 20 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the courtyard of the Key West Campus. Face masks and social distancing are required at the outdoor event.

CFK offers two summer terms; Apply by May 1 to take on-campus or online courses

The College of the Florida Keys is accepting applications and registering students for its summer semester, which begins May 17. CFK is offering two term options. Students can complete courses quickly in the six-week Summer A term.

CFK graduates 75th law enforcement academy

The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) held a graduation ceremony for Basic Law Enforcement Academy #75, completed through its Institute for Public Safety, on March 26 at its Upper Keys Center in Tavernier. A total of 10 cadets successfully completed the 770-hour training program. Upon passing the state certification exam, each will be eligible to become a Florida Law Enforcement Officer.

College invites high school seniors, parents to learn about CFK opportunities

The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) is holding a virtual event for Keys’ high school seniors and their parents to learn more about the college opportunities available locally at CFK on Wednesday, April 14 at 5:30 p.m.

College partners with Hawks Cay Resort to offer hospitality training opportunities

The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) is partnering with Hawks Cay Resort to expand educational and training opportunities in the field of hospitality in the middle Keys. Beginning in August, the resort will host CFK hospitality classes on their property and sponsor three paid internships within CFK’s Hospitality Game Changer Scholar program. Students will have the opportunity to live at Hawks Cay Resort during their two-year experience.

CFK’s Seaside Soiree goes virtual with online auction

The College of the Florida Keys’ (CFK) annual fundraiser, the Seaside Soiree, is going virtual this year with an online auction that will run Monday, March 22 through Saturday, April 3. Items up for bid include art, jewelry, and sports equipment, as well as adventure and travel packages.

College invites community to CFK Poetics virtual events

The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) invites the community to participate in CFK Poetics, comprised of virtual events on March 25 and April 29. The annual visiting poets series will feature live readings from nationally acclaimed poets Richard Blanco on Thursday, March 25 at 6 p.m. and Ross Gay on Thursday, April 29 at 6 p.m.

College to hold virtual event for future students

The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) invites prospective students to learn more about the various academic and career training opportunities available locally at CFK through a virtual information session on Wednesday, March 10 at 5:30 p.m.

CFK promotes Project ACCESS opportunities: Students with intellectual disabilities and parents invited to learn more about unique program at virtual event

The College of the Florida Keys invites prospective students and their parents to learn more about its Project ACCESS program at a virtual information session on Wednesday, February 24 at 5:30 p.m. Project ACCESS is an inclusive postsecondary education program for students with intellectual disabilities and autism. The personalized program includes academics, social activities, employment experience, and independent living. Starting this fall, students can participate in Project ACCESS at CFK’s Key West Campus or new Upper Keys Center in Key Largo.

CFK swim teams make competition debut

After a 45-year hiatus form collegiate sports, The College of the Florida Keys dove back into athletics this past weekend with the debut of its first-ever women’s and men’s swim teams competing at their first meet. Five student athletes, four female and one male, traveled to Fort Pierce to compete in the 2021 Stanton C. Craigie Memorial Swim Invitational Meet, hosted by Indian River State College, February 5 through 7.