On Monday, April 4, City Commissioner Tony Ortiz visited an Opportunity Jobs Academy class at Edgewater High School to speak with students about his career path.
Opportunity Jobs Academy is run through the City of Orlando, and is a partner program of After School All Stars. OJA matches high school students with mentors in the hospitality industry that teach students real world, life skills for entering the job market. This past year, OJA held two classes and matched 27 students with 27 mentors from around the community. OJA held two graduation ceremonies and any student that was seeking a job found placement through the program. The summer class was also featured on Channel 9 News. The spring 2016 class started in February and many of FRLa’s Engage Orlando members have been mentors to students.
Additionally, Red Lobster Director of Communications & External Relations, and Engage Orlando member Erica Ettori came and spoke about the importance of solving workplace issues, resumes, and the importance of good communication skills.