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SummitOrange County Public Schools Career & Technical Education, in partnership with the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology & Innovation, is hosting the 2014 Orange County Simulation Summit on April 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Orange County Library, Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center. Space for the event is limited.

The main purpose for the summit is to bring together the simulation community, as well as other local organizations, and explore multiple viewpoints. The event will serve as a kickoff point to create more opportunities for Orange County youth through quality education and training.

“We believe collaborating, learning and sharing amongst each other can help further the development of the STEM & Simulation curriculum, as well as workforce, in Central Florida,” said Parker Antoine, Senior Administrator of Marketing, Career Technical Education, OCPS.

The event will begin with networking, featuring a coffee and light breakfast. Then National Center for Simulation President and CEO, Lt. Gen. Tom Baptiste, will deliver the keynote address to officially begin the summit.

Following Baptiste, Hank Okraski, NCS board member, will talk about the Florida Modeling and Simulation Workforce Pipeline. Okraski’s presentation will be followed by center tours, OCPS Student Interactions and Interactive Simulation Demos.

The event will wrap up with roundtable discussions and share-outs on local simulation initiatives.

For more information on the Orange County Simulation Summit or to RSVP, email Parker Antoine or call 407-317-3200, ext. 2780.

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