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Workforce Education Specialist

Provides a broad range of departmental and administrative support duties including but not limited to research and data analysis, database creation and support, reporting and tracking of student data for the office of Career and Workforce Education.


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Gwen Murrell

Career and Workforce Education, Mgr, Career Pathways

    Gwen joined Valencia College in 2018 bringing her experience and leadership to Valencia by helping students as a Tech Express and Career Pathways Coach. In 2022, she began serving as the manager of Career Pathways and continues to help students pursue a college degree. She believes "the more you learn, the better you will live”! Partnering with the school districts to build articulated pathways for students interested in attending Valencia, she facilitates the development of innovative pathways that accelerate learning while giving students a chance to explore high-wage, high-demand careers. Gwen received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and her master’s from Western Governors University.

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    Anita Gentz

    Career Pathways, Career Pathways Coach

      Anita joined the Tech Express team in 2016. In her role as Tech Express advisor, Anita is able to utilize her 38 years of experience with Orange County Public Schools at Valencia as she continues to strengthen the consortium partnership while using her knowledge to assist technical program graduates transition to Valencia. Anita believes that transitioning these students to an articulated A.S degree program at Valencia prepares them for success and prosperity in their chosen career field. Along with her professional, instructional, and administrative experience, Anita has a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education from the University of Central Florida.