Considering a Hospitality and Tourism Career?

Signs a Hospitality & Tourism Career Is Right for You

One of the fastest growing industries in the US and around the world is the tourism and hospitality industry. In the US, there are more than 7.6 million travel, tourism and hospitality jobs, employing one out of every 18 people… 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 … Read More

How to get ready for your first job

How to get ready for your first job?

4 Important Things to Know About Your First Job

Earning a post-secondary career certificate is the first step to take on the road to a satisfying and fulfilling career. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 80 percent of young adults with some post-secondary education were employed in 2017, … Read More

Students Sharpen Skills at Annual Event

Culinary students during the culinary competition

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

Winners were:

Hospitality Competitions

Guest Services Case Study

  • 1st Place – Osceola High School,
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Improve Your English in an ESOL Class

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6 Benefits of Attending ESOL Classes

In 2015, 95,072 adults in Florida participated in English for Speakers of Other Languages programs (ESOL)1. If English is not your first language, and if you are over the age of 16, taking an ESOL class can help you in many ways.… 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 … Read More

Is a Medical Assisting Career Right for You?

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7 Reasons Medical Assisting is a Good Career Option

Whenever you visit a doctor’s office, it’s likely that the first person you interact with in the exam room isn’t a doctor or a nurse, but a medical assistant. Medical assistants get to work one-on-one with patients, taking down their personal … Read More

Manufacturers Association of Central Florida (MACF)

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We’ve been working closely with the Manufacturers Association of Central Florida (MACF) to provide no-cost field trips for our high school PLTW – Project Lead The Way students, as well as some of our ESE students! To date, we have provided enriching work-based learning experiences for over 300 students from … Read More

How to Choose the Right Technical School

If you are considering enrolling in a technical college to earn a post-secondary certificate, you’re not alone. The number of post-secondary certificates awarded to students increased by 35 percent¹ between 2004-05 and 2014-15, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. In 2015, more than 1.4 million technical and … 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