ORLANDO, Fla., — More than 100 Central Florida leaders recently attended the Business After Hours event hosted at Florida Technical College Orlando Campus in collaboration with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando.
“We are thrilled to partner once again with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce,” said Dr. James Michael Burkett. “As a Trustee, we understand the value this opportunity brings to help us connect with Hispanic businesses in the area. As the premier provider of vocational education fully taught in Spanish in Central Florida our mission is to contribute to the educational and economic advancement of Central Florida by providing employers the workforce needed to fulfill their organization’s needs.”
The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando, which represents more than 1,800 organizations, along with FTC gave business leaders an opportunity to work together to become an engine for innovation and economic growth.
“We want to establish long-term alliances, build to make the industry-college collaborations work,” added Dr. Burkett. “This event gives us an opportunity to listen closely to the needs of the Hispanic business community to make sure that our academic offerings align with their demands for skilled laborers and professionals in the job fields that fuel our economy.”
“It’s imperative to set our community up for success and FTC does just that by offering programs for careers in demand, flexible schedules, and Spanish-language programs,” said Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando President Gaby Ortigoni. “They are a strong ally for our community and a strong ally for our economic region.”
Florida Technical College joined the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce last year as a trustee. They join companies like Coca Cola, Walmart, Disney, and others in their efforts to provide a solid foundation where the chamber may operate at its highest potential. The chamber believes they can achieve this by offering mentorship and value to its members.
About FTC: Founded in 1982 to provide private, post-secondary education in specialized fields, Florida Technical College is an academic unit of National University College (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.