Dr. Armbruster Director’s Message – January

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Happy New Year! I am so excited to begin 2019 because this is the year that Vision 2022 starts to become a reality!

In the coming days, the first Request for Proposals will go out for the design of our brand new Westside Campus, which will take all the ideas … Read More

Dr. Armbruster Director’s Message – December

With this being the last CTE-newsletter message of the calendar year-my sixth “last letter of the year” since coming to this role-I thought I would resend a portion of a message that I have sent out to others in the past, updated for this year:

I have a simple message … Read More

Dr. Armbruster Director’s Message – November

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I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and had some great times spent with family and friends.

It was a little different for us this year as we are remodeling our kitchen at home and my daughter was out of town celebrating near Philadelphia. Other family members were scattered around … Read More

Dr. Armbruster Director’s Message – October

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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

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

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

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

Dr. Armbruster Director’s Message – May

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As I sit down to write my final director’s message of the school year (don’t worry I’ll be around this summer too ☺), I think back over the dozens of messages that I’ve sent over the past five years and I can’t help but wonder where the time has gone. I … Read More