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Build Your Future

Build Your Future
Orange Technical College-West Campus
Build Your Future
955 E Story Rd
Winter Garden, FL 34787
Program Contact Kristal Powell
Program Contact Email
Phone 407-905-2000
Website Program website

The purpose of the "Build Your Future" Program is to prepare students with intellectual disabilities for employment in the construction and human service industry. At the time of enrollment, students will be assisted to select a program of study. The students will attend classes with peers without disabilities for half of their schedule, and the other half of their schedule, students will receive Workforce Readiness Training with "Build Your Future" students only. A resource specialist and career teacher will work as a collaborative team to develop an instructional plan for each student. In addition, each student will be paired with an academic mentor in their chosen program of study. The academic mentor will be hired as a Work Study Student to compensate for the additional time needed to work with their mentee. The collaborative team comprised of student, "Build Your Future" coordinator, career teacher, and mentor will follow the instructional plan to prepare the student for employment upon program completion.

Program information submitted: February 6, 2023

Public or private: Public
Type of school: Technical or vocational/trade school
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? Yes
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
This program will BEGIN serving students in: 2023-2024
School district or agency partner: Orange County Public Schools
Contact person: Alma B Snatana
Program serves students who have left high school? Some of our students have left high school
Criteria for admission
  • Student must be 18 or older
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
Program length: 1 year
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? Yes
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): 25-49%
Students in the program have access to the following campus-wide services:
  • Career services
  • Access to a transcript via the registrar