BUSINESS MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION
Administrative Office Specialist
The students in the Accounting Operations and Administrative Office Specialist programs are well on their way to completing the programs. Students from both programs had OCP completers this week. We would like to congratulate Joshua Frisby, Luis Leon, Tina Quickenton, and Sara Watkins from the Accounting Operations program, and Sasha Gillam from the Administrative Office Specialist program on their OCP completion. We would also like to congratulate Jordan Rogers on the completion of her program and wish her continued success for the years that lie ahead.
HOSPITALITY & TOURISM
Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality
Baking and Pastry Arts
Guest Chef/Cake Artist Teri Stillwaugh was on campus last week to share her expertise with the Baking and Pastry students. The results were beautiful and the students’ artistic skills are showcased in the pictures below.
The Altrusa group held their monthly lunch meeting on campus so that their members could see and experience Lake Tech. Chef Koenig, his team, and their students created a delicious lunch for the group.
Enterprise Desktop and Mobile Support Technology
This week, Enterprise students continued working on coursework and studying for their industry certifications. We had another student pass the first half of his A+ certification as well. We also had five students graduate from the Applied Cybersecurity program. Next week, we are expecting to receive some new equipment so we will be installing and configuring new servers and other networking equipment.
Fire Academy – Special Operations
Twenty Firefighters completed 40 hours of confined space rescue. The students participated in realistic scenarios to learn and improve their skills for their departments.
TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS
Automotive Service Technology
Automotive Collision Technology Technician
On Thursday, students spent the day at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa for the Transportation Career Fair. They had the opportunity to meet industry employers, saw and experienced new products and techniques, and met and talked to potential employers and even filled out job applications.
Adult Basic Education (GED prep and ABE)
Spring is in full swing, and it’s been a productive week! Our ESOL students started out with an interactive lesson in how to do a PowerPoint by our own Career and Technology Specialist, Sonya Rosenglick. They are going to put their new skills to use by completing a “How-to” demonstration in the coming weeks. Our students also visited Pharmacy Tech this week and received an informative tour of their facilities. We plan to tour many of the programs on Lake Tech’s campus this semester. Finally, we had a great lesson on tipping in American culture. Groups of students were given a menu from which they chose a food and drink order, added up the tab, the tax, and included a 15-20% tip. It was a fun, informative lesson with practical applications.
Our ABE students have been making great progress in Reading and Language Arts this week! We had three move forward in the GED process. Congratulations to Taylor B., Aaron L., and Mariah J. In the meantime, we continue our work on punctuation and parts of speech with lots of opportunities for practice.
Adult Education students in the main classroom learned about heart disease and blood pressure during Heart Health Month. Mrs. Girard gave students a presentation and then students took each other’s blood pressure. Luckily, those who took it were good to go!
In the GED classroom, several students passed the official GED practice test, the GED Ready. Then, we had another pass his final subject area GED test and is now a high school graduate. Congratulations, Zander!