ORLANDO, Fla., — The African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida recently announced Florida Technical College as its newest trustee, serving as a partner in fostering economic success for the African American community, promoting diversity and inclusion in the Central Florida business ecosystem. As a leading corporate partner for the past six months, FTC solidified their commitment to the organization by becoming a trustee, joining efforts alongside members like the Orlando Magic, Universal Studios Florida, and Coca-Cola.
“Much of our strength comes from the diversity of our members,” said Dr. James Michael Burkett, President of Florida Technical College. “Diversity not only enhances our institution; it communicates who we are.”
As a leader in offering personalized and supportive learning environments, FTC strives in serving the needs of an often-overlooked student population by offering a variety of high-demand career-focused programs.
“We’re pleased to have FTC join and to have a leading academic institution as part of our trustees,” said Tanisha Nunn Gary, President of the African American Chamber of Commerce Central Florida. “FTC’s commitment to providing flexible educational opportunities across Florida helps us expand our reach into other communities, promoting a diverse workforce for generations to come.”
Established in 1945, the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida (AACCF) is a members-only network devoted to cultivating a thriving business environment for African American companies, an engaged public awareness for minority firms, and education and advocacy for both members and the Central Florida community. The membership organization serves public, private, and not-for-profit African American-owned businesses and organizations in Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Volusia counties.
FTC joins the Chamber at a critical time, as AACCF strives to achieve its strategic plan of widening its impact and bringing social change through its community leadership initiatives.
“At FTC, we look forward to continuing to build a strong partnership with the African American Chamber of Commerce. We are excited to build on our shared commitment to enhance and promote the economic and civic growth of Central Florida, a community devoted to equality, diversity, and inclusion.”
About FTC: Founded in 1982 to provide private, post-secondary education in specialized fields, Florida Technical College is an academic unit of NUC, which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267) 284-5000. The MSCHE is a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. FTC offers associate and bachelor’s degrees as well as diploma programs in a range of industries, including healthcare, construction trades, hospitality, cosmetology, business, and information technology. FTC campuses are located in Orlando, Kissimmee, Lakeland, DeLand, Pembroke Pines, Cutler Bay, and Tampa. Program availability varies by campus.