SkillsUSA Florida State Leadership and Skills Conference  

On April 14-17, students gathered at the Hyatt Regency for the premier CTE event in Florida. Top students in over 100 different skill and leadership categories competed against their peers to advance to the National Leadership and Skills Conference.  

In addition to the competitions, students participated in other conference activities to further their careers and connect them with potential employers.  

Orange Technical College students and advisors did a fantastic job representing the school and demonstrating their talents. The OTC campuses combined took home an impressive total of 62 medals!   

OTC – East Campus43613
OTC – Main Campus2114
OTC – South Campus1918643
OTC – West Campus1102

28 of our students across the four campuses will be heading to Atlanta, GA, in June of 2024 to represent Orange Technical College and the state of Florida at the National Conference. The contests these students will be participating in are:  

  • Electronics Technology  
  • Residential and Commercial Appliance Technology  
  • CNC 3-Axis Milling Programmer  
  • Customer Service  
  • Automotive Service Technology  
  • Collision Repair Technology  
  • Power Equipment Technology  
  • Entrepreneurship  
  • Automotive Refinishing Technology  
  • Welding Fabrication  
  • Welding Sculpture  
  • Pin Design  
  • Photography  
  • Facilithon-Leadership in Facility Management  

Special recognition goes to OTC – South Campus’ Senior Director, Alex Heidelberg, for being awarded the Florida SkillsUSA Cornerstone Award. This award is given to administrators who go above and beyond in their support of our SkillsUSA members. Congrats to Mr. Heidelberg and to all our students who took home medals!