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Orange County school leaders break ground on new college campus

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Orange County Public Schools broke ground Tuesday on a new college campus.

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The Orange Technical College West Campus will be a 116-thousand square foot facility.

The new campus is being built on Ocoee-Apopka Road, just west of State Road 429 in Ocoee.

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There is already heavy machinery on site as crews start construction.

The goal is to have more than 1,000 students enrolled at the campus.

The tech college’s current location on Story Road in Winter Garden is shutting down.

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The campus is located next to Ocoee High school and will be dedicated to high-skill, and in-demand careers.

Career training programs such as building construction, HVAC, electricity, cosmetology and more will be taught at the campus.

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It will also help students in becoming an apprentice, earn their GED, expand their industry skills and learn English.

If all goes as planned, construction will be completed in February 2024.

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