Join us Friday, August 2nd as we hear Dorin Ovender, who will talk about building tomorrow’s technical workforce through hands on experience. Ovender is the Director at Immokalee Technical College. He will share the successes of the department at building a quality workforce and high wages for students at Immokalee Technical College.
Dorin Oxender spent the first twelve years of his career working in the private sector in hospitality management in Michigan.
He then transitioned into education serving for three years as a teacher’s assistant in a vocational culinary training school while he worked on his Bachelor’s degree.
He and his family then relocated in 1995 to Fort Myers, and he began teaching English as a Second Language at Immokalee High School.
He subsequently moved into career education and became the vocational department chair at the high school. He was promoted to Dean of Students, and then Assistant Principal before being hired to develop and open the Immokalee Technical College in 2006 as Director.
Oxender holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Central Michigan University and a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Florida Gulf Coast University.
He has been married to his wife Shelia for 32 years, and they have one daughter, 20, named Shea.