Way to Go Lake Tech and SkillsUSA….
Presented a check to the American Cancer Society for $260 for Breast Cancer Research!
Collected over 500 cans of food for the Lake Cares Food Pantry in Mt. Dora!
The Fall Festival was a great success – fun times for all!
- First Place – Cosmo Crow
- Second Place – Diesel
- Third Place – Culinary
- First Place – Medical Assisting #2
- Second Place – Cosmetology #5
- Third Place – Admissions #3
Architecture and Construction
The Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, & Heating Technology program opened this week. Instructor Steve Bagg is excited about this program where students will 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, must faster than average for all occupations. (www.bls.govopens in a new window)
If you are interested in this program, please call Admissions at 352.589.2250, ext. 1821
Business Management & Administration
Our Accounting and Administrative Office Specialist students had a very busy and productive week. On Tuesday we shared our classroom with our fellow students from the Digital Design Class as we hosted a speaker from Work Force Central Florida. Ms. Mary Vandewater, a seminar instructor, conducted a presentation about WCF. She covered topics such as what resources and services are available to us and how to use their web sites. She also described different job search techniques. Ms. Vandewater shared tips for writing a resume and interviewing. She described how important certifications, such as “Florida Ready to Work” are. Following her presentation, she answered a variety of questions covering many aspects of a seeking employment. At the end of the presentation, AOS student Brinda Ruehlen gave Ms. Vandewater a thank-you gift from our classes.
On Thursday, we had a double celebration as we shared in the success of the Red Sox and had the LTC’s Halloween party. Several students came in costume which added to the excitement. Our class also contributed to the canned drive for a food pantry.
In our classes we worked on Excel’s advanced selection procedures, PowerPoint’s master slides development and learning the concepts of letter and memo planning and development. As the end of the month approached, many of our students were busy submitting articles for our classroom newsletter. It is due next week.
The Capping and Pinning ceremony for our graduating nursing students will be held on November 15.
Hospitality & Tourism
Students in the Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts program had fun carving pumpkins. On Wednesday, the pumpkins were on display for judging. The winners were:
- 1st Place Alyce White – werewolves
- 2nd Place Josie Perry – stretch face
- 3rd was a tie, Brenna Manns – zombie pumpkins and Nicole Lanzendorfe -flowers
The Evening Cosmetology students held their Fall Fashion Show on October 30. The class was divided into six groups. Each group selected a movie and created hair, nail, makeup, and fashion to represent the movie. The groups were judged and the winner was the group who selected the movie The Flintstones!
Law and Public Safety
The Fire Fighter recruits did it again! They won the semi-annual Physical Fitness Challenge on October 29 against the Law Enforcement recruits. After the Challenge, all the students enjoyed a cookout.
The Day Law Enforcement recruits have completed the traffic stops on Wednesday and then moved into firearms training. Night Law Enforcement recruits have continued in the Communications block this week. All of the recruits are continuing to progress nicely.
National Technical Honor Society Induction Ceremony, November 22 at 1:45 pm.
National Adult Education Honor Society Induction Ceremony, December 11, at 3 pm
What’s Happening This Week?
- SkillsUSA meeting will take place on Monday, November 4 at 1:45 pm in the EMS building. Officers will be elected.
- Melissa Stephan, DeAnna Thomas, Sonya Rosenglick, and Carlos Reyes will continue making high school visits this week in preparation for SHOWCASE on November 19.
- November 6 – Lake Tech will be participating in the Goodwill Job Fair in Clermont from 10 am – 2 pm.
- November 7 – Lake Tech will be participating in the Taste of South Lake & Business Expo, 5 -8 pm, Clermont’s Waterfront Park.
- The Eustis Chamber’s Ultimate Connection Group meets every Tuesday at Lake Tech for lunch.