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

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

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 the … Read More

OTC Grads Land at Steamroller Studios

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Launch Site graduates pose for an employee photo at Steamroller Studios located in Mount Dora.

Steamroller Studios is a full-service production house with a focus on high-end animation for movies and games. Launch Site graduates are working on the company’s first original game Deadwood: The Forgotten Curse.

Their instructor, Lowell … Read More

The Biggest “Fan” of CTE

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OTC Community Coordinator, Robin Oliver, was spreading the CAREER button spirit all across Central Florida recently!

You may not know this, but Robin actually came up with the idea for the “OTC Fans” that we use all over town. Here’s what she’s been up to: Top Left-at the table with Representative … Read More