The Skills Gap, Open Jobs in Technical Industries

The “trades” are no longer exclusively defined by manual, hands-on jobs. Our global marketplace and interconnectedness of business enterprises across the country via a wireless internet, has given birth to a new category of trade jobs: technology trades.

Prepare yourself for a successful future by reading about which IT trade … Read More

Dr. Armbruster Director’s Message – July, 2018

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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

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