How to Choose the Right Technical School

If you are considering enrolling in a technical college to earn a post-secondary certificate, you’re not alone. The number of post-secondary certificates awarded to students increased by 35 percent¹ between 2004-05 and 2014-15, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. In 2015, more than 1.4 million technical and occupational … Read More

Dr. Armbruster Director’s Message – October

Dr. Armbruster

With the first nine weeks of another school year come and gone, I have to say what an incredible first quarter it has been. There have been too many high points to list, but there is one thing in common with all of those high points that is worth listing…people.… Read More

Meet Joshua…He’s GR-R-REAT!

OTC Alumni Joshua

Meet Joshua. This energetic young father first came to the Adult Literacy League of Orlando to participate in the Family Literacy program with his two small children. That’s when his son began encouraging Joshua to continue his own education. Years earlier, he made the difficult decision to leave high school … Read More

Cornerstone Hospice Community Impact Honoree…Dr. Armbruster!

Career and Technical Education Associate Superintendent Michael Armbruster was named the Cornerstone Hospice community impact honoree

Our very own Career and Technical Education Associate Superintendent Michael Armbruster was named the Cornerstone Hospice community impact honoree recently! Dr. Armbruster accepted this recognition at the annual fundraiser themed ‘Margaritaville – A Night Under the Stars’ where over $50,000 was raised to support the work being done by Cornerstone … Read More

Fun Times With 4 Rivers Smokehouse

4 Rivers Smokehouse

Fun times with 4 Rivers Smokehouse and The 4R Foundation at West Orange High School as students were presented with a $1,800 donation to build ADA-compliant raised beds to provide access for students with disabilities. Thank you to Paige Ewaldsen Greninger for making the students feel so much at home!… Read More

Dr. Armbruster Director’s Message – September

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This past week, Superintendent Dr. Barbara Jenkins shared what is happening in CTE with the East Orlando Chamber of Commerce and praised the work being done by all of you who make it happen. I wanted to give you another little snapshot of the highlights she shared, because I don’t … Read More

Preparing Students for a Non-Traditional Path

OCPS Superintendent Dr. Barbara Jenkins, Andrew Cole, President/CEO of the East Orlando Chamber, Robin Oliver and Dr. Cap Jadonath, Senior Director for OTC Winter Park and Avalon Campuses.

OCPS Superintendent Dr. Barbara Jenkins was the featured speaker at the September 19th luncheon event for the East Orlando Chamber of Commerce. Her topic, “Preparing Students for a Non-Traditional Path”, focused on Career and Technical Education. Dr. Jenkins talked about the tremendous growth of students enrolled in CTE programs, industry … Read More

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