In high school, my twin brother and I were faced with the decision on our class options and thought about what we wanted to do for our careers. We were both talented football players and had a possible future of using that as a path to go to a university/college. … Read More
Story submitted by Dr. Grant Tedaldi
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 story of Patrick…
Now 18, his arms and hands are a tapestry of scars that are a roadmap of learning, intelligence, stubbornness, determination, and one heck of a work ethic.
Patrick Franks is a recent graduate of West Orange High School and the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Program at … Read More
I am a spring 2020 graduate from the Massage Therapy course offered by the Orange Technical College – Avalon Campus. This 750 hour, highly technical course was taught by the extremely qualified instructor, Jonah Salomon, LMT. His presence in the classroom and clinical lab has made Orange Technical College… Read More
Photography is what made my American life easy, appealing, enjoyable, compassionate, and also helped make me aware of a new reality.
I am originally from Peru, and in between learning a new language and getting a new skill, I chose to take photography classes at the Orange Technical College – … Read More
I truly feel I’m blessed to be where I am today.
I was a lost teenager with no real plan for the future. When I first heard of Orange Technical College, I was attending University High School in Orlando, FL. A recruitment coordinator came to our school and talked to … Read More
My name is Meagan Jones and I am currently a 24-year-old, labor and delivery and NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) nurse, and quite frankly, I am living my dream. Telling this story, I honestly don’t know where to begin, but I do know this one thing – to OCPS Career … Read More
My electrical career started in August of 2012. I had been looking online to find a career path that would be both beneficial and interesting to me. I have always been around the construction industry and was searching online to find a school to further my education when I found … Read More