WATCH: OTC Graduation Ceremony 2021
On June 2nd, we welcomed the graduating classes of 2020 and 2021 to the Amway Center for an unforgettable graduation ceremony. A special thank you to all those who helped make this school year a success for students. Congratulations graduates, this is your moment!
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OTC & CareerSource Central FL AI Summer Camp 2021

Dr. Christina Gardner-McCune from University of Florida led the instruction of our summer camp students and did a fantastic job. Last night, 28 parents joined us to celebrate and support their children who displayed their Artificial Intelligence Summer Camp year-end projects.

OTC Students Take Home Medals from SkillsUSA Nationals!

NATIONAL SkillsUSA medalists from OTC Mid Florida: Mirleur Polynice–Gold (Post-Secondary Residential Commercial & Appliance), Diego Hernandez–Silver (Post-Secondary IoT), Blaze Menendez–Bronze (Secondary Diesel Equipment), …
 Medical Assisting at OTC Ranks Among Best in Florida Schools

Orange Technical College offers a 14-month certificate in medical assisting. The program requires 29 hours a week to be spent in class and with experiential learning, such as in clinics.
Orlando Business Journal: Emergency Funds Fuel Rapid Training at OTC
 Central Florida's economy faces a conundrum, as some sectors suffer high unemployment that stems from the Covid-19 pandemic and other industries contend with a shortage of qualified workers to fill open jobs. That is why in January Orange Technical College launched the Skills-Based Training program to close that gap, helping companies and out-of-work residents in the process, Melanie Stefanowicz, associate superintendent of career and technical education for Orange County Public Schools, said during Orlando Business Journal's April 8 Community Impact Workforce Roundtable.
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Spectrum News 13: More Women Needed in Skilled Trades

Only about 3% of women in the workforce work in skilled trades, according to the Department of Labor.

As baby boomers continue to retire, tradespeople are in high demand, specifically tradeswomen.

 Generation T: There Are Still Plenty of Opportunities in Skilled Trades

Many jobs in the skilled trades offer paid, on-the-job training that lets workers earn a good living without a college education. By some estimates, there are as many as 30 million jobs available in the United States that pay an average of $55,000 annually and don't require a bachelor's degree.

OTC Alumni: Meagan's Story (Licensed Practical Nursing)

My name is Meagan Jones and I am currently a 24-year-old, labor and delivery and NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) nurse, and quite frankly, I am living my dream. Telling this story, I honestly don’t know where to begin, but I do know this one thing – to OCPS Career and Technical Education, Ms. Kristal Armstrong, and many others, I owe a huge thank you, from the bottom of my heart.