2nd Annual Manufacturing Design Build Challenge 
Orange Technical College, in partnership with the Manufacturers Association of Central Florida, hosted the 2nd Annual Manufacturing Design Build Competition at Custom Metal Designs in Oakland, FL. Student teams from various career and technical programs from across the district participated including teams from Oak Ridge HS, Colonial HS, Apopka HS, East River HS, Orange County Virtual School and Orange Technical College.
CTE in the Community
Advanced Manufacturing Students Tour Resolute Tissue

Advanced manufacturing students had the chance to visit Resolute Tissue this afternoon to get an inside look at life in the industry! We are thankful to our trusted industry partners for providing students these work-based experiences.
Universal Orlando Resort Culinary Team Visits Wekiva HS

Another awesome culinary partnership! Today, the Wekiva High School fundamental foodservice class was proud to host the Senior Vice President of the Universal Orlando Resort, Mandy Bond, along with the Executive Chef of Universal Worldwide and his entire senior leadership team.
OTC Hosts District Workforce Advisory Board Meeting

We were thrilled to welcome our committed partners-in-education to today’s industry roundtable! Representatives from some of the areas largest employers came together to provide feedback and insights into how we can evolve career and technical training at Orange County Public Schools.
 FFA New Horizons: The Value of Owning My Heritage 
"My two friends from Orlando Colonial FFA in Florida taught me to take pride in celebrating those who are a part of our community. They do this by going out of their way to strike a conversation and show pride in what makes them different. They speak confidently in Spanish without holding back who they are at their core. They made me feel comfortable in my skin, and that is a feeling we all deserve.”
For Students. Not Profit.
Orlando Business Journal: OTC Plans New Location in East Orlando

Orange County Public Schools plans to relocate its Orange Technical College campus in Winter Park to east Orlando — a project estimated to cost $53.5 million.
 NPR: No Degree Required For These High-Paying Career Fields

It's common knowledge at this point that the more education you have, the more money you'll make. Studies have shown that, on average, someone with a bachelor's degree will earn more than someone with an associate degree or a yearlong certificate.
   Generation T: Why You Should Care About the Skilled Trades Gap

The Skilled trades gap is real, and it's a concern for peopleof all ages, backgrounds and careers. You don't have to be a construction forman to experiance a negative impact because other companies are struggling to fill skilled jobs in niches such as plumbing or building.