Lake Technical Center’s fall program advisory committee dinner will be held Thursday, September 22, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. in the main campus Student Center located at 2001 Kurt Street in Eustis. Students from the Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts program will display their culinary talents by preparing and serving a gourmet meal and dessert. Students will also showcase their garde manger (vegetable and fruit carvings) skills. Dr. Culpepper, Lake Technical Center Director, will conduct the program.
Following the dinner, the advisory committee members will meet in their given program areas. Each of the 26 career-technical education certificate programs has an advisory committee made up of members from business and industry that provide guidance for program development. According to Dr. Culpepper, “Lake Tech’s advisory committee members are very important to us because they help ensure that our programs are industry standard and that we are providing the appropriate training to prepare our students for employment.” Committee members meet several times each year to give input on program curricula. They play a key role in the success of Lake Tech by serving as guest speakers, making donations, hiring our grads, and providing co-op opportunities.
Lake Technical Center’s mission is to meet the educational needs of the community by offering a variety of high quality career-technical training opportunities. Lake Tech kicked off the year with the theme “Expect the Unexpected” and the fall 2011 semester opened strongly with many programs accepting new students. According to Dr. Culpepper, “These are tough economic times and there is much that is unexpected in this world. However, at Lake Tech, you can expect that we will continue to offer excellent training opportunities to students. You can expect that we will seek ways to meet the needs of the employers in our community. And you can expect that Lake Tech will listen to our business and industry leaders for their advice, suggestions, and recommendations for our curriculum, technology, and program offerings.”