Congratulations to Hospitality Program students who participated in last week’s Central Florida Hospitality Competition. More than 80 students from Orange, Osceola and Seminole competed in several industry-related events in front of hospitality professionals. Students also had the opportunity to speak with professionals to discuss careers, jobs and higher education opportunities. … Read More
What Jobs Can You Get With a Medical Assisting Certification?
Pursuing a medical assistant career can open many doors for you. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that job opportunities for certified medical assistants will increase by 16% over the next decade, much faster than the average for all jobs.
One of the great things about training to … Read More
Orange County Public Schools 13th Annual Culinary Competition
Many thanks to the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin and all the sponsoring partners for their support of the Orange County Public Schools 13th Annual Culinary Competition! This competition was a great opportunity for OCPS students to showcase their talent and skills in a professional forum allowing for meaningful … Read More
OTC Alumni: Sham’s Story (Commercial Vehicle Driving)
I started my educational journey a few years ago wanting to find a career that would always be in demand and had multiple options for growth.
I started first by researching accredited schools in my local area, then checking out reviews and personally speaking to drivers while traveling. I quickly … Read More
Top Paying Skilled Trade Careers
It’s a myth that you need to earn a four-year degree to land a high-paying job. Several skilled trade careers pay at or above the median salary in the U.S. You can get started in some of the superior skilled trades after a short, affordable career certificate program.
As … Read More
OCPS FFA Brings Home Top National Honors
Recently, the 95th National FFA Convention was held in Indianapolis, Indiana. With over 69,000 students, teachers, and supporters in attendance, the convention was a huge success, and our OCPS FFA chapters/students brought home many outstanding national honors.
- Orlando-Colonial HS FFA- National Livestock Evaluation Career Development Event: National Gold Medal Team
OTC Alumni: David’s Story (CNC Operator)
After I graduated from Orange Technical College, I was hired as a CNC operator by a federal contractor named SFI Inc., where we make parts for different companies including but not limited to Lockheed Martin, Luminar Technologies, and Perry Baromedical. I started as an entry-level machine operator, and within a … Read More
How to Become a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)
Certified medical assistants (CMAs) work in physicians’ offices, hospitals, and patient care centers. They perform a variety of tasks, including administrative tasks and clinical duties. As the healthcare field grows, demand for CMAs is expected to grow. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that opportunities for CMAs will increase by … Read More
Tips to Become an Apprentice
In the U.S., student debt has become a tremendous burden on younger workers. As of 2022, student debt totals more than $1.6 trillion.1 While the increasing cost of a four-year college has contributed to the increase in educational debt, people looking for a way to train for a career … Read More
OTC Alumni: Gialam’s Story (Enterprise Desktop and Mobile Support)
My name is Gialam Tran. I graduated from OTC East in the Enterprise Desktop and Mobile Support program.
As a Colonial High School student, I knew that I loved computers. Still, I was hesitant to pursue a career in information technology because I didn’t know what jobs were available. As … Read More
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