In a warm and humid state such as Florida, HVAC technicians play a critical role. They work on the air conditioning systems that keep homes and buildings comfortable throughout the year. An HVAC technician might install new equipment in a building, repair older systems or recommend improvements and upgrades to … Read More
Congratulations to all the winners!
Residential & Commercial Appliance Technology (College)
- Gold – Andrew Morell, Robert Morgan Educational Ctr & Technical College
- Silver – Mirleur Polynice, Orange Technical College – Mid Florida Campus
- Bronze – Matthew Thevenot, Orange Technical College – Mid Florida Campus
Esthetics – High School
- Gold –
In high school, my twin brother and I were faced with the decision on our class options and thought about what we wanted to do for our careers. We were both talented football players and had a possible future of using that as a path to go to a university/college. … Read More
How a Pell Grant Can Help You Pay for School
Post-secondary education can help you get a leg up in the job market, training and preparing you for a rewarding career. There’s just one barrier that stands between many students and the education they want or need: the cost.
The … Read More
Careers in Digital Media Production
What do you want from your career? Most likely, you’re hoping to find a path that leads to steady employment and the opportunity for advancement. You might also want to find work that challenges you and that engages your creative side. A career in digital … Read More
Story submitted by Dr. Grant Tedaldi
What Can You Do with a Career Certificate in 3-D Animation?
Were you the kid who was always drawing, either on your notebooks during class or for fun after school? Maybe you enjoyed playing with computer design programs from a young age. Whatever your experience with drawing and design, if … Read More
A major way OCPS continues to change lives through education is by providing career and technical training for tens of thousands of students in Central Florida through Orange Technical College. Home to five local post- secondary campuses and dozens of programs across district schools, OTC is more vital than ever … Read More
Technology is ever-changing and expanding. So are the fields that fall under the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) umbrella and the careers available in those fields.
One field that’s relatively new is that of mechatronics. Mechatronics is an interdisciplinary field that plays a critical role in the development … Read More
The story of Patrick…
Now 18, his arms and hands are a tapestry of scars that are a roadmap of learning, intelligence, stubbornness, determination, and one heck of a work ethic.
Patrick Franks is a recent graduate of West Orange High School and the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Program at … Read More