Orange County Government, PIO@ocfl.net
Rosen Hotels & Resorts, Rhubler@rosenhotels.com
UCF Global, Chad.Binette@ucf.edu
Orange County Mayor and Rosen Hotels & Resorts President to Visit Workers Participating in International Drive English Language Learning Pilot Program
In September 2022, Orange County Government launched a pilot program for onsite English language instruction tailored to the needs of working adults in the I-Drive CRA and taught by educators from UCF Global.
Rosen Hotels & Resorts accepted the offer and nearly 65 employees signed up, with some 100 more expressing interest. Rosen Hotels & Resorts has provided space for the classes and is paying their employees to attend as part of their workday. Through a grant from Orange County, Aeras Foundation is providing digital devices to enable hybrid learning.
There are three 8-week sessions, known as cycles, that include Foundational, Beginning and High-Intermediate curriculum. As the second cycle nears completion, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings and Rosen Hotels & Resorts President Harris Rosen will visit classes to meet students who are participating in pilot program.
- Jerry L. Demings, Orange County Mayor
- Harris Rosen, Rosen Hotels & Resorts President and COO
- Nataly Chandia, UCF Global Associate Vice President
- David Collins, Chief Executive Officer, Aeras Foundation
Upon request, additional partners, students, and instructors will be made available for media interviews and inquiries onsite.
Thursday, February 23, 2023
8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
**This event promptly begins at 8:40 a.m.**
Rosen Plaza – Ballroom A
9700 International Dr.
Orlando, FL 32819
MEDIA: Please RSVP by emailing PIO@ocfl.net. Parking information will be provided.
MORE INFORMATION: www.ocfl.net/ESOL