Expectation Graduation is happening Saturday, September 22nd from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Expectation Graduation

Need a second chance?

A high-school diploma is a path to future success, whether college or career. But we know the road can be different for each student. We want to help you find your way to graduation today! Expectation Graduation is a program that allows those who want to … Read More

OTC Alumni: Noble Thomas (Bright Future Electric)

OTC Alumni: Noble Thomas (Bright Future Electric)

“I’m honored to be helping others find their way and to be playing a role in the development of a skilled workforce… I’m proud to say Orange Technical College is changing lives through education.” – Noble Thomas, Commercial Department Manager, Bright Future Electric #OTCAlumni

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One of Nation’s Largest School Districts Expands PLTW through District Transformation Training

One of Nation’s Largest School Districts Expands PLTW through District Transformation Training

Great story from the Project Lead the Way Newsletter featuring OCPS and OTC!

Here is the actual link:

https://www.pltw.org/blog/one-of-nations-largest-school-districts-expands-pltw-through-district-transformation-trainingRead More

Dr. Armbruster Director’s Message – August

For students. Not profit.

It’s easy to sometimes take the simple things in life for granted. For example, hot water. I’ve pretty much always taken it for granted but fate and the past few weeks have reminded me just how amazing hot water is! You see, twenty years ago, when my wife Sandi and … Read More

OTC Alumni: Liefke Meyers (Orlando Economic Partnership)

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“I am honored to say that I am a product of the outstanding educational ecosystem in the Central Florida region, and while my journey has taken many turns since earning my GED, it is clear to me that Orange County Public Schools and Orange Technical College are changing lives through … Read More

Student and Teacher Reunite as Colleagues

Student and Teacher Reunite as Colleagues

Now this is a #CareerTechEd story worth sharing…

Theses “new” colleagues were once teacher and student just a few short years ago. Kristal Armstrong met Zach while she was visiting classrooms to recruit students for Orange Technical College dual enrollment. Zach was failing his academic courses but had an interest … Read More

HD Supply Donates Over $115,000 Worth of Cisco Equipment to OTC!

Cisco Donates Over $100,000 Worth of Equipment to OTC!

HD Supply Official donated $115,000 in Cisco equipment to Orange Technical College – Mid Florida Campus! This equipment will be used to build proper trainers and labs for the Mid Florida Campus Cisco course. Valuable partnerships like this not only benefit students but foster a sense of community involvement to … Read More

Dr. Armbruster Director’s Message – July

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Happy 85th Birthday OTC! In 1933 a new OCPS facility opened under the name of Orlando Vocational School.

Over the decades, and through different expansions, the school and its campuses would undergo several name changes, such as Orange County Vocational School, Mid Florida Technical Institute, Westside Vocational Technical Center, Winter … Read More

Dr. Armbruster Director’s Message – June

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When you look at the photo below you probably see the beautiful courthouse building in downtown Orlando, but it is actually a picture of something else entirely.

Back in 1933, an incredible story began with the opening of the Orlando Vocational School. A part of Orange County Public Schools, this … Read More

OTC Students on the Big Red Bus

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Students from the OTC – Avalon Campus Medical Assisting program experienced first-hand the benefits of giving blood.
The students had an amazing time observing and assisting on the Big Red Bus in Avalon Park. The phlebotomist on the bus was helpful and very informative about the procedure as well as … Read More