Friday Update 10/13/14

     In the Weeks Ahead at Lake Technical College

  • Lake County Fire Chiefs will have lunch at Lake Tech on October 15
  • Turn Lake Tech Pink, October 17. Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Leesburg Police Department will bring their pink cars to campus at 11:30 am.
  • Graduation for the Corrections students will be held on October 22 at 6 pm at IPS
  • Groundbreaking Ceremony for the CAM (Center for Advanced Manufacturing) October 30, 10 am
  • Fall Festival, October 31 on the main campus
  • PT Challenge at the Institute of Public Safety, November 3
  • Campus Showcase, November 6 and 7
  • Partners for Success, November 18th at the Clermont Community Center

Academic Affairs

Business Management & Administration
Accounting Operations, Administrative Office Specialist – This week we had people coming and going.  On the ”coming” side we had two Accounting Operations graduates return to campus to say hello and to share some of their work experiences with the class.  In the first picture, Brinda Ruehlen shares her experiences and answering questions. Brinda is now employed in the accounting department at Massey.  Also, newly graduated and hired, Jessica Straub returned to talk about her new accounting position at AG3 Inc.  It was great seeing them both.

On the “going” side, Joey Williams joined our growing number of graduates.  She just completed her requirements for the Accounting Operations program.  Joey is a dual enrolled student who is very active at her high school.  Congratulations Joey!

We also want to recognize our Student of the Month, Karen Horton.  Karen is an Accounting Operations student.  In addition to working on the weekends, she is a faithful fan of her son’s baseball team as she follows the team all around the Central Florida area.   Congratulations Karen!

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Human Services
Cosmetology – The Freshman showcased their knowledge and creativity with the Mani/Pedi Flip class. They were split into small groups and given a week to research their chosen topic, which they then presented to us and the other students in lecture format. Some were very creative including video, PowerPoint, word searches, and “Family Fued” Style quizzing! It was a great opportunity to engage them and see what they are retaining.

The Student of the Month was announced for our department and Sydney Glen, AM Cosmetology, was chosen and awarded this honor. She was presented her certificate by Mrs. Stephan, Mrs. Thomas, and Mrs. Frazier.

Some of our beginning students already have some background in this amazing industry. Tananjala showed off her amazing sew-in extensions. Check out the before and after.

We, in Cosmetology, are very excited about our “Pink Hair” for Breast Cancer Awareness. Keratin fusion hair extensions can be purchased and attached to existing hair for a $10.00 donation. Proceeds will go to the local American Cancer Society.

We have two presentations for the students this week so that they may receive some additional knowledge and training in their field. John Amico Color will present to the Cosmetology Students on Monday 10/13, and Marggie Harris will present Skincare and Makeup to the Facial Specialty students on Wednesday 10/15. These are the first two in a list of outside community education that we have planned for our students.

At the end of the day, we here in Cosmo like to work hard and play hard, but we love what we do and always look good doing it!

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Law and Public Safety
Florida Law Enforcement Academy, Correctional Officer – Day Law Enforcement is currently in their Firearms block of instruction.  Day Corrections is now in their Defensive Tactics block of instruction and Night Law is working on the Interactions in a Diverse Community block.

On Tuesday evening, nine recruits volunteered with the Mt. Dora Police Department in the Target parking lot with the National Night Out Event.

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Fire Fighter – Chief Ron Williams participated in the Florida Fire Fighter Memorial Service last week. Florida’s CFO, Jeff Atwater, was the keynote speaker. 

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October is National Manufacturing Month!

Transportation & Logistics
Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing – Instructors James Brucker and David Beliveau along with Diane Culpepper previewed the new Miller LiveArcTM Reality-Based Training System in Ocala on Thursday evening. After a few practice attempts, Culpepper was able to get her score up to a 90. She was also able to actually weld a t-joint. Although it was a lot of fun and very interesting, Culpepper realizes she better not quit her day job!

This simulator features advanced motion-tracking technology that provides feedback to improve welding skills. If you are interested in learning more, check it out at–accurate-and-cost-effective-results-to-build-welding-careers

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Adult Education
2014 GED® Test – The Florida Department of Education has reported a 37% pass rate on the new GED® Test which is now being provided through PearsonVue. Statistics for Lake County are higher than the state average – we are showing a 56% passing rate.

ESOL Instructor Patsy Bell was named the Florida ACE (Adult and Community Education) Teacher of the Year at the recent conference held at Champion’s Gate in Orlando. We all believe that Florida got it right – Patsy is the best!

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Student Affairs

The Students of the Month have been selected. Congratulations to the following Students of the Month for September. Taylor Meli – Welding; Karen Horton – Accounting Operations; Brandon Dodgen – Diesel; Edward Bowes, III – Culinary Arts; Kendricka Gaines – GED Prep; Sydney Clair Glenn – Cosmetology; Aaron Murphy – Fire Fighting; and Daniel Muniz – Practical Nursing:

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The Career Success Center is open on Mondays (11 am until 6:30 pm), Wednesdays and Fridays (8:30 am until 4 pm). Services offered include developing and refining resumes, cover letters, and portfolios, interviewing techniques, job search assistance, and much more. Please share this information with students and graduates. The Career Success Center is located in Room A-208.

Job Search Workshops (How to Create a Winning Resume and Answer the Most Difficult Job Interview Questions) will be held on the following days from 3 – 4:30 pm in the Career Success Center:

  • Thursday, October 23
  • Monday, November 10
  • Monday, December 15

Dr. Sherie Lindamood will serve as the Student Success Counselor this year. Please invite her to speak to your classes about stress management, study skills, and test taking strategies. She will be spending Tuesdays at the Institute of Public Safety to students on that campus will have the opportunity to utilize her services.

In the Community

The new billboards are up in two of the four locations.

LE 72b2 10 9 14 3 Friday Update 10/13/14Diane Culpepper attended the South Lake Chamber Technology Committee meeting on October 8. The purpose of this committee is to develop a strategic plan for creating a technology hub in South Lake County.

Lake Tech participated in the Community Resource and Career Fair at the Venetian Gardens in Leesburg on October 10. Dr. Sherie Lindamood represented us.

Kathy Roberts and Melissa Stephan will represent Lake Tech at the South Lake Chamber Education committee meeting on October 14.

Lake Tech will participate at the Central Florida Health Alliance Career Fair on October 23 and 24.

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