SkillsUSA National Signing Day Sponsored by Klein Tools

On May 8, 2019, Orange Technical College participated in the first annual “signing day” for construction students who have accepted jobs in the construction industry when they graduate. Thanks to Klein Tools and SkillsUSA we were able to join a national movement to share the value of skilled trades training for students and to celebrate them for their accomplishment. Students from our construction programs at both Ocoee High School and the Orange Technical College – Westside Campus took part in the celebration to honor their career choice.

The following students, and their employers were recognized during the event:

  1. Peterly Henris- Acousti- Ocoee HS- 2nd year student- ACT- OCPS Maintenance ACT
  2. Jose Carapia- Acousti- 1 year- Ocoee HS-2nd year student- SKILLS USA Competitor- Gold- Regionals; Bronze- State- I Build Central Florida- Bronze
  3. Soeman Khedoe- Acousti- University HS- 1st year student- SKILLS USA Competitor- Bronze-Regional; I Build Central Florida- Gold- Received 3 job offers- Baker Concrete- Student of the Semester
  4. Sebasstian Sanchez- Bright Future Electric- Dr Phillips HS- 1st Year student-Focused
  5. MiAngel Johnson- Bright Future Electric- Evans HS- 1st Year student- Air Force
  6. Abdiel Villagran- S.I. Goldman- Oak Ridge- 1st Year student- HVAC- Interviewed Plumbers Pipefitters & HVAC Local 803
  7. Gerard Derby- Territo Electric-Evans HS- 1st Year student
  8. Denzel Alvarez- Tri-City Electric- Oak Ridge HS- 1st Year student
  9. Jorge Granados- CNJ Masonry- Apopka HS- 1st Year student- SKILLS USA Competitor- Gold Team- Regionals- State- Gold; I Build Central Florida- Silver
  10. Thomas Bulinski- Johnson & Laux- Ocoee HS- 2nd Year Student