Education & Training
Preparing students to become active contributors to our economy

Orange County Public Schools

Orange County Public Schools serves a diverse population that includes urban (Orlando), suburban and even rural communities; 162 languages or dialects are spoken by students.

  • "A" district grade from the State Department of Education in 2010.

  • Thirteen district high schools made Newsweek magazine's 2010 "Top of the Class" list.
  • Top five percent of schools in the country based on breadth of rigorous academic programs.

University of Central Florida

The University of Central Florida (UCF) is the second largest university in the United States.

  • More than 56,000 students.
  • Over 1,250 students of international origin.
  • A growing reputation as a top metropolitan research university.  
  • Home to the nationally/internationally-ranked Champion Programming Team recruited from UCF's School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Valencia College

Valencia College was ranked the top community college in the nation for 2011-2012 by the Aspen Institute. The college offers:
  • A two-year A.A. parallel program that prepares students to transfer to an upper-division college or university.
  • Six campuses and centers in Central Florida.
  • Joint University of Central Florida-Valencia buildings on two campuses with 15 UCF undergraduate degrees.
  • Bachelor's programs in Radiologic and Imaging Sciences, Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology.

Rollins College

Rollins College is recognized as one of the nation’s 50 “Best Value” private colleges and universities, according to The Princeton Review.

  • Top regional university in Florida, according to US News & World Report’s annual rankings.
  • Renowned Roy E. Crummer Graduate School of Business.
  • Approximately 4,000 students from more than 40 states and 30 nations.

Full Sail University

Full Sail University is one of the nation’s top schools for the entertainment, film, animation and digital media fields.

  • More than 8,000 students are enrolled.
  • A sixty-studio multimedia complex.
  • Direct links to local professionals and cutting-edge equipment.

Central Florida Higher Education Alliance

Central Florida Higher Education Alliance (CFHEA) is comprised of regionally accredited colleges & universities working in partnership with each other, and with corporations, not-for-profit & governmental agencies.

  • Primary focus is to increase the awareness of higher educational resources.
  • Of interest to human resource managers and specialists, students, parents, and counseling and placement agencies.
  • Member schools offer degrees in a wide variety of fields.

Central Florida Urban League

Central Florida Urban League manages two programs to support our workforce:
  • The Workforce Development program assists job seekers in upgrading their skills and finding employment.
  • The Center for Workforce Innovation presents a multi-faceted approach and facilitates job-specific training to solve current and future workforce needs.

CareerSource Central Florida

CareerSource Central Florida is the region’s workforce expert, an authority for workforce planning, programs and the labor market.
  • CareerSource Central Florida connects employers to the largest pool of talent in the area.
  • Provides worker resources and training.
  • Prepares residents for careers that meet local businesses' demands for today and into the future.

Contact Us

Office of Economic Development
Orange County Government Administration Center
201 S Rosalind Ave., 5th Floor
Orlando, FL 32801

Phone: (407) 836-7370
Fax: (407) 836-7399

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