Principal's Message - Mr. Vitale

  • Principal’s message -

    The Occupational Training Center is unique in the Buffalo Public School District.  Our motto, “Training for Tomorrow,” reflects our mission to assist young adults ages 18 – 21 to acquire independent job responsibilities and to take part in useful, real-life work-based learning experiences.  Guided by this mission, our Special Education teachers and support staff, assisted by a staff of Vocational Trainers, conduct intense, data-based, on-the-job training with each student until they have reached a high level of competency.  
    OTC students engage in a variety of community-based instructional experiences at local retail, business and public environments.  An important component of our program includes travel training using public transportation using the NFTA Metro Rail and Bus.  Training in proper methods helps our students to  achieve mobility independence in the community.  On any given day our students are traveling and working throughout the City of Buffalo.  
    Be sure to say "hello" if you should see one of our groups in the community. 
Mr. Vitale - Hard at work developing a new transition plan