Student and Teacher Reunite as Colleagues

Now this is a #CareerTechEd story worth sharing…

Theses “new” colleagues were once teacher and student just a few short years ago. Kristal Armstrong met Zach while she was visiting classrooms to recruit students for Orange Technical College dual enrollment. Zach was failing his academic courses but had an interest in computers. Kristal encouraged Zach to improve all of his grades to Cs and above so he could apply to the Computer Systems Information Technology (CSIT) program at OTC. Zach improved his grades by the following semester and was accepted into the CSIT program as a dual enrollment student.

After graduating from Freedom High School, Zach went on to complete the CSIT program and became the President of SkillsUSA at the Orange Technical College – Mid Florida Campus, where he also earned industry certifications and college credits. Today he is an instructor at the very same OTC computer program he graduated from and is Changing Lives Through Education at the OTC Mid Florida campus.

CTE – it’s a beautiful thing!