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
The United States Department of Education announced that Windermere HS CTE DVT student, Sage Croft, was selected as one of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholar of the Arts recipient. This selection is the highest honor that a youth artist can receive for excellence in their work. Every year, only 20 … Read More
[Orlando, FL] – Apopka High School announced that it has been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW Biomedical Science and Engineering. It is one of just 143 high schools across the U.S. to receive … Read More
Orange Technical College recently donated some much needed medical supplies to local hospitals. Items included the sought after N95 masks, surgical masks, surgical and exam gloves, isolation and disposable gowns as well as protective goggles. These items were collected from OTC campuses, as well as district middle schools and high … Read More
Orange Technical College held its 1st Annual Project Lead the Way Teacher Symposium on February 4th at Orange Technical College – Mid Florida Campus. Over 150 PLTW Gateway, Engineering, and Biomedical teachers, District CTE members, and industry partners were present for a packed day of messages, inspiration, teacher and … Read More
NSPRA, the National School Public Relations Association, has recently awarded OCPS/OTC with four golden achievement awards, signifying excellence and innovation in school communications. The initiatives that received awards were the Dr. Phillips Charities Grant to OCPS CTE, OCPS Tech Express to Valencia College, the Orange Technical College Alumni Campaign and … Read More
Congratulations to Career & Technical Education Hospitality and Culinary programs for receiving Hospitality Education Grants from the Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association. Grant recipients were recently recognized during an awards ceremony.
Olympia High School’s new NAF Academy of Hospitality & Tourism (represented by instructor David Weigle and CTE career … Read More
On March 15, 2019, Student participants from across Orange County gathered at Orange Technical College (OTC) – Mid Florida Campus to compete against former allies, friends and classmates in a real-world cyber security challenge with only one team capable enough to “Capture the Flag”.
“This is the future of cyber … Read More
Courtesy News 13: Hundreds of culinary and hospitality students from across Orange County Public Schools gathered at Orlando World Center Marriott to show off their culinary and hospitality skills in front of industry experts. #OCPSCulinaryComp
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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