Friday Update 2/9/18

In the Weeks Ahead at Lake Technical College

  • Nursing Assistant Graduation, February 13, 11 am
  • Leadership Lake on Campus, February 14, 11:30 am
  • Nursing Capping and Pinning, February 15, 7 pm
  • Regional SkillsUSA Competition, February 15-16, Lake Tech campus
  • Corrections Officer (BRTP) Graduation, February 20, 6 pm, IPS campus
  • GeorgeFest Parade, February 24, 8 am
  • TechXPO, March 12, 5-7 pm, Main Campus
  • Partners for Success, March 28 pm


HVAC 1 & 2 – The HVAC/P3 program has its first completer of the semester.  He passed his last subject area test – math, and is now officially a high school graduate! The other P3’s are right behind him gearing up for a great end of year finish. In HVAC, students are diligently working on the labs and creative assignments Mr. Bagg has compiled.  These assess their skills and ensure they are paying attention to detail with efforts to increase customer service and knowledge about the unit skills. Several students graduated HVAC 1-2 this week and newcomers were added from the night class. These guys are getting it done.


Emergency Medical Technician – Congratulations!!! Thirteen students in the Fire Fighter/EMT Combo program have completed the EMT course, which is the first part of the Combo program. These students will begin the last phase of the program which is the Firefighter course. We wish them the best in the next phase of the program.

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Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality – This week in the Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality program, students had the chance to learn how to butcher a pig, make and serve Cuban sandwiches, and make some yummy desserts!


Welding Technology – The Welding students are working on projects and welds.


CNC Production Specialist – Students are beginning to learn how to set up the new CNC machines and are learning he programming language that they will need to use to operate the machines.

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Automotive Service Technology – This week, students were performing a brake inspection. Once that is done, a complete brake job will take place after determining what parts will be needed. in the process, the students earn what to look for when doing a complete brake inspection, the name of the components that make up the brake system, how to create an estimate based on the needs of the vehicle, and what tools will be needed to complete the job as well as the necessary steps to follow in order to have a safe and fully operational brake system.

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Automotive Collision Technology Technician – Thanks to the Collision Repair Education Foundation! New products from the Sherwin Williams Product Show that was held in Orlando last week were donated to our program. These supplies help to keep the cost down of the program supplies and are greatly appreciated. Student Frannu Abraham helped the instructors pack and move the donations from the show to Lake Tech.

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Diesel Technology Technician – This week, students learned how to pressure test intercoolers and  tear down and rebuild 10 speed  transmissions. We also started a 4bt cummins swap in a jeep for a customer. The students will learn how to fabricate mounts and engine fitment and use this opportunity to read and build wiring systems.


Adult Basic Education (ABE) – In ABE math this week, it was all about fractions and using pictographs to better understand them. What fraction of canned drinks are ginger ale?

ABE reading students ventured into the wonderful world of photosynthesis and cellular respiration and how these are interrelated and the codependency of plants and humans is an essential element within the balance of the ecosystem. Use of various technology and Kahoot! Games led students into the chemical equations and processes of energy transfer within plants and people.

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A big thanks to Mr. Netherton who taught us how to use paint application and print screen to create and print copying of images.  He is a good teacher and never laughed at us (ok, maybe just once) when we had silly questions. Thank you, Mr. Netherton!


Six students completed Forklift Training and received their certification on Thursday.  Part-time instructor, Robbie Robison, demonstrated the mechanical advantage of carrying a load closer to the center of gravity than at an extended distance.  The next Forklift Certification class is scheduled for Thursday, March 29, 9:30 – 4:00 pm.

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Laurie Bryant represented Lake Tech at a Ribbon Cutting & Business After Hours event at the new Atwater Apartments located near Florida Hospital Waterman on Thursday.  The event was hosted by the Tavares Chamber of Commerce, and Jeff Cagan of Cagan Crossings in Clermont and President & CEO of Cagan Management Group, Inc. shared the honor of cutting the ribbon.

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Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-19 dual enrollment class. The application window is February 15- April 15, but some students are anxious to enroll – so we will take them early! Submit applications to the Admissions Office.

Corporate and Community Training Coordinator Laurie Bryant showed off the new 3D printer to the student ambassadors this week. Funds for this printer were secured through a Duke Energy grant. The printer will be accessible to students, instructors, and staff and will initially offer the ability to print 3D models of tools, parts, and products.



Sonya Rosenglick has prepared a series of instructional technology workshops she is calling “Fabulous Fridays.” Take advantage of one or more of them so you can implement new tools into your programs.

Maker Space Workshop
Friday, February 16, 2018, 9 am – 11 am in the Career Success Center  

Advanced Schoology Tools
Friday, March 2, 2018, 9 am – 10 am in the Career Success Center  

Maker Space Workshop
Friday, March 16, 2018, 9 am – 11 am in the Career Success Center  

Share Your Project
Friday, April 6, 9 am – 10 am in the Career Success Center (CSC)

Sonya Rosenglick was celebrated at Lake Tech’s Teacher of the Year on Saturday evening! We are so proud of her and her outstanding work for our students and instructors!



Morgan Black represented Lake Tech “Through the Years” by decorating a table for the Eustis Chamber Monthly Breakfast on Wednesday, February 7.

Kim Frazier and Morgan Black represented Lake Tech at the Lake-Sumter State College annual counselors’ luncheon on Wednesday, February 7. Lake Tech sponsored the breakfast and had an opportunity to speak to them about LTC.

  • On February 12, Diane Culpepper will attend a manufacturing apprenticeship meeting in order to begin the process to offer this program.
  • On February 13, DeAnna Thomas and Diane Culpepper will participate in the iBuild meeting in Osceola County in order to learn more about a pre-apprenticeship program for the construction trades.
  • Quietflex Staffing from Groveland will be on campus on February 13 for a tour.

On Tuesday, February 6, Sonya Rosenglick attended East Ridge High School as part of the Job Readiness Panel.  The panel spoke to the Junior Class about their career history, career readiness, job interviewing and answered questions from the Junior Class.  The South Lake Chamber of Commerce organizes this event and the Panel visits all of the high schools in southern Lake County.

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Diane Culpepper was in Tallahassee last week and met with Representative Metz, Representative Sullivan’s aide, and Senator Baxley.


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