Friday Update 1/10/14

In the Weeks Ahead at Lake Tech….

Just heard the news – Lake Tech is one of only two schools in Florida to receive the SkillsUSA/Lowe’s grant for 2014! Very exciting!!

January 18 – Lake Tech supports “Sweet Treats for a Cause” at Lake Receptions. This event is a fashion show and takes place from 12:30 until 4 pm. DeAnna Thomas will model and the Lake Tech Culinary program will provide appetizers. Tickets are only $15.

February 27 & 28 – Regional SkillsUSA Competition at Lake Tech

March 1 – GeorgeFest Parade

Career Fair – April 30, 2014 in the Lake Tech Lobby

Academic Affairs

Architecture and Construction
Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, & Heating Technology
– enrolling now for the next semester. Students learn how to troubleshoot, maintain, and test heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration electrical control systems and their components. Employment of technicians in this field is expected to grow 34% from 2010 – through 2020, much faster than average for all occupations. (

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If you are interested in this program, please call Admissions at 352.589.2250, ext. 1800

Business Management & Administration
The Administrative Office Specialist and Accounting students ended the year thinking of others with a holiday food drive. Shown is our class with part of the food collected. The start of the new year found many of the students working on completing assignments. One assignment, which all students must complete at some point, is to give a presentation. Marlene Satten is shown giving a presentation on creating fiscal statements. This very informative presentation was useful for both accounting and non-accounting class members.

Other students, like Joey Williams, worked on taking production tests which demonstrates that the student understands the applications or procedures learned.

One of the first things that visitors to our classroom notice is the very colorful and informative calendar that is located in the “student meeting area.” This is the result of the effort of Carolyn Shiflett, an Accounting Operations student, who every month designs a new board and updates our calendar. Here she is shown with our newest display. It is one of the many things that make our “office” unique.

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Law and Public Safety
Another beautiful day at the Institute of Public Safety! The Night Law Enforcement recruits just finished Defensive Tactics portion and are all looking forward in undergoing Chemical Agent “Spray Day” Saturday at the Range.

Transportation & Logistics
All of our students in the Automotive Service Technology program are glad to be back and ready to work. Instructor Mark McKinney and students cleaned and painted the shop floor over the break and it looks terrific. In the pictures we have one of our students learning how the steering, suspension, and brakes work and how they get disassembled.

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Adult Education
We are off and running for the remainder of Term I! We are all (students and teachers) learning about the New GED 2014. The students are all working through the item samplers for the new test and learning all about drop and drag, fill in the blank, drop down, sorting, hot spots, and using the updated calculator, the TI-30XS, to be able to manipulate the computer and complete the answers. The new test has lots more writing, called constructed responses, some are timed some are not, in all the subjects. It has longer reading passages, and higher level math. So, we are all learning new things.

Many students have finished up and have gotten their TABE scores to be able to start their CTE program on January 21. Several students have come back to let us know they passed their GED and have received their State of Florida High School Diploma! Two of those students are examples of persistence. Richard has been attempting to get his diploma since 2003 and completed it this December! Tammie came to us in January of last year took her GED this summer and passed all but math. She continued with the class, and retook the math several times and got close, but did not get the needed score. She felt like giving up, but did not. She attempted it several more times and ended taking it on December 31st – and finally got her score and so got her diploma! These are only two of our many student success stories and examples of never giving up to attain your goals.

Three of our former students, two of them pictured here, came back to visit us and speak to the class about their successful completion of their CTE programs. Two of the students finish up next week with their Patient Care Technician program and one of them finished Auto Collision and Repair.

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Student Affairs

The Adult Education Honor Society inducted 33 students into the organization on December 18. The ceremony was held on campus.

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Resume Creating
Students will learn the best practices of creating resumes. They will learn which items should go on a resume and which items should not. Students will learn proper wording, procedures, elements, style, and how to input a resume into Word 2010. Handouts and resume samples will be given. Students should be prepared to take notes by bringing pen and paper.

Students will learn how to prepare for an interview, how to dress, and how to answer some of the tough questions during an interview. Post interview tips will also be discussed. Handouts and supplemental information will be given. Students should be prepared to take notes by bringing pen and paper.

The following schedule is for students desiring to attend the Resume Creating and Interviewing workshops. These workshops will be 1-hour sessions from 3 – 4 pm and will be held in the A building in Room 01-210A.

Resume Creating
January 14
February 19
March 11
April 22

 January 15
February 20
March 12
April 23

What’s Happening This Week?

Diane Culpepper will be in Tallahassee on Tuesday to speak to the Senate Higher Education Committee regarding the technical center legislative platform for this year.

The Eustis Chamber’s Ultimate Connection Group meets every Tuesday at Lake Tech for lunch.

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