Chanese Bradley

Chanese Bradley

Chanese Bradley

Chanese Bradley, a 2011 graduate of the academy, has joined the environmental team at Orlando Health Dr. Phillips Hospital, after working in different hospitality positions. She said those jobs taught her self-control and anger management skills, but it was time for steady work with a future. Orlando Health offers tuition reimbursement. Bradley plans to return to school to become a nursing assistant and work her way up the career ladder

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Eric Smith

Former Florida Commissioner of Education Eric Smith: “Connecting the class work to them and their lives and making it meaningful....

John Winn

Former Florida Commissioner of Education Mr. John Winn “we need to find ways to not only make their learning environment...

Jharisha Blackman

A 2007 graduate, Jharisha Blackman has completed her political science degree at Florida State University in Tallahassee and has been...

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer

They are doing a marvelous job of uplifting students who haven’t been successful in their academic careers and pointing them...

Rick Roach – former school board member

I worked with Workforce Advantage Academy CEO Ken Hartsaw to obtain approval for the school 10 years ago and am...

Army Brigadier Gen. Henry L. Huntley

Workforce Academy offers advantages to students and staff members advocate for the young people attending the school. “You are a...

Alexa Fothergill

Alexa Fothergill

Alexa Fothergill

Senior Alexa Fothergill earned high marks for her work at Home Goods in Orlando. The manager of the retail store praised her ability to handle challenges. Fothergill explains that includes reorganizing the story and color-coordinating items such as towels and other linens. But her favorite part of the job is working with store guests.

“The customers are great; I’ve never had a bad experience,” said Fothergill, who plans to study health science and radiology at Valencia College after graduation.

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Eric Smith

Former Florida Commissioner of Education Eric Smith: “Connecting the class work to them and their lives and making it meaningful....

John Winn

Former Florida Commissioner of Education Mr. John Winn “we need to find ways to not only make their learning environment...

Jharisha Blackman

A 2007 graduate, Jharisha Blackman has completed her political science degree at Florida State University in Tallahassee and has been...

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer

They are doing a marvelous job of uplifting students who haven’t been successful in their academic careers and pointing them...

Rick Roach – former school board member

I worked with Workforce Advantage Academy CEO Ken Hartsaw to obtain approval for the school 10 years ago and am...

Army Brigadier Gen. Henry L. Huntley

Workforce Academy offers advantages to students and staff members advocate for the young people attending the school. “You are a...

Douglas Sinclair

Douglas Sinclair

Douglas Sinclair

2013 graduate Douglas Sinclair has graduated from the Lake Tech Fire Academy and EMT school. He completed a project for Amazon in Reno, Nev., prior to returning to central Florida to pursue a firefighting career.

Workforce Partners

Workforce Advantage Academy Introduction Video

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Testimonials

Eric Smith

Former Florida Commissioner of Education Eric Smith: “Connecting the class work to them and their lives and making it meaningful....

John Winn

Former Florida Commissioner of Education Mr. John Winn “we need to find ways to not only make their learning environment...

Jharisha Blackman

A 2007 graduate, Jharisha Blackman has completed her political science degree at Florida State University in Tallahassee and has been...

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer

They are doing a marvelous job of uplifting students who haven’t been successful in their academic careers and pointing them...

Rick Roach – former school board member

I worked with Workforce Advantage Academy CEO Ken Hartsaw to obtain approval for the school 10 years ago and am...

Army Brigadier Gen. Henry L. Huntley

Workforce Academy offers advantages to students and staff members advocate for the young people attending the school. “You are a...

Jasmin Trubinski

Jasmin Trubinski

Jasmin Trubinski

WAA graduate Jasmin Trubinski, class of 2013, continues on her path toward a successful life. Trubinski attends Valencia College, is on track to graduate in the spring and move on to the University of Central Florida’s College of Hospitality. Universal Orlando has promoted her to a supervisor of park services.

“I’m doing well, living on my own now,” Trubinski said. “Life is good.”

Workforce Partners

Workforce Advantage Academy Introduction Video

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Testimonials

Eric Smith

Former Florida Commissioner of Education Eric Smith: “Connecting the class work to them and their lives and making it meaningful....

John Winn

Former Florida Commissioner of Education Mr. John Winn “we need to find ways to not only make their learning environment...

Jharisha Blackman

A 2007 graduate, Jharisha Blackman has completed her political science degree at Florida State University in Tallahassee and has been...

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer

They are doing a marvelous job of uplifting students who haven’t been successful in their academic careers and pointing them...

Rick Roach – former school board member

I worked with Workforce Advantage Academy CEO Ken Hartsaw to obtain approval for the school 10 years ago and am...

Army Brigadier Gen. Henry L. Huntley

Workforce Academy offers advantages to students and staff members advocate for the young people attending the school. “You are a...

Evan Antoine

Evan Antoine

Evan Antoine

Evan Antoine, a 2006 graduate of Workforce Academy, graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., in 2011, with a social sciences degree. Antoine said everything he learned at Cornell  helped him grow both intellectually and professionally. Antoine called the support he received from leaders at his high school integral to his collegiate success.

“Many people doubted that I could successfully transfer from a community college to an Ivy League school; Mr. Hartsaw, Mrs. Jones, Mr. Merrell and all of the staff at Workforce were not among those people,” Antoine said. “They always believed in me and even provided me with a $1,000 scholarship that helped fund my first year at Cornell. Mrs. Jones also sent me nice post cards from time to time, which helped me get through my tough semesters here.”

Workforce Partners

Workforce Advantage Academy Introduction Video

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Testimonials

Eric Smith

Former Florida Commissioner of Education Eric Smith: “Connecting the class work to them and their lives and making it meaningful....

John Winn

Former Florida Commissioner of Education Mr. John Winn “we need to find ways to not only make their learning environment...

Jharisha Blackman

A 2007 graduate, Jharisha Blackman has completed her political science degree at Florida State University in Tallahassee and has been...

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer

They are doing a marvelous job of uplifting students who haven’t been successful in their academic careers and pointing them...

Rick Roach – former school board member

I worked with Workforce Advantage Academy CEO Ken Hartsaw to obtain approval for the school 10 years ago and am...

Army Brigadier Gen. Henry L. Huntley

Workforce Academy offers advantages to students and staff members advocate for the young people attending the school. “You are a...