Strategic Planning at Valencia

Tech Express to Valencia

Vision Statement:

Students attend career and technical courses early in their high school careers that could lead to employment upon graduation.

Working Theory:

Provide high school students with seamless and accelerated access to Career (PSAV and College Credit) programs and A.S. degree programs that will be eligible for award of credit to Valencia.



1. Develop accelerated pathways to both early employment and placement in college-level A.S. degree programs


  • Enroll students in career and technical courses early in their high school programs.
  • Align student learning outcomes, program learning outcomes, and assessments with the technical colleges.
  • Articulate with the technical colleges to award credit for dual enrollment courses.
  • Deliver Valencia programs on technical college campuses.
  • Develop additional Academies and Collegiate Academies at high schools and expand existing programs.

2. Develop an accelerated pathway to a $10,000 baccalaureate degree at Valencia


  • Develop programming that will allow students to graduate from high school with an A.S. degree.
  • Guarantee placement of A.S. graduates in select Valencia B.S. or B.A.S. degree programs.

3. Expand collaboration efforts to support career and workforce programming at both institutions


  • Create new positions for Career and Workforce Education coaches at technical colleges.
  • Develop joint marketing and communication plans.
  • Pursue joint state, federal, and private funding.
  • Share and analyze data about student characteristics, achievements, and behaviors across the ecosystem.



If you are interested in becoming part of this strategic initiatives work team, or if you would like to learn more, please contact one of the facilitators below:

Susan Ledlow

Lead Sponsor

Vice President, Academic Affairs & Planning

Kim Sepich


Vice President, Student Affairs



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Contact Information:

Susan Ledlow
VP, Academic Affairs & Planning
P: 407-582-3423

Karen M. Borglum
AVP, Curriculum & Assessment
P: 407-582-3455

Noelia Maldonado Rodriguez
Coordinator, Institutional Advancement
P: 407-582-3487


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