Friday Update 2/5/16

In the Weeks Ahead at Lake Technical College

  • Black History Month Celebration, February 9
  • CTE on the Hill, February 10
  • Leadership Lake Education Day, February 10
  • Career Expo at Lake Tech (Open House), February 17 from 5 – 7 pm
  • Special Board Meeting, February 17, 2:30 pm
  • SkillsUSA Regional Competition, Thursday-Friday, February 18-19, all day
  • Homecoming Breakfast, February 23 at 8:30 am – All Former Lake Tech employees invited to return and say hello!
  • GeorgeFest Parade, February 27

Academic Affairs

Arts, AV & Technology

Digital Design 1 – Digital Design student Adrian Redinger submitted his entry this week in the SkillsUSA National Leadership Skills Conference pin and T-shirt design contest. The winning designs will become the official T-shirt or pin for Nationals in Louisville, KY in June.  Winners won’t be announced until April, but our fingers are crossed for Adrian.

This year’s Georgefest Button design contest was won by Lake Tech’s Digital Design alum, Melanie Ashbaugh. She is a full-time graphic designer for Henn House Printing in Eustis. We are VERY proud!

Digital Design students (Alex N., Adrian R., and Hayden I.) making presentations from articles in industry publications. A great milestone to finally understanding the lingo and learning new and interesting trends.

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Health Sciences

EMS Programs – The EMT students will soon begin the field internship component of the program. In preparation for this experience, the students utilize the simulation ambulance to practice a number of medical and trauma patient care scenarios.

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The Paramedic students participated in the National Wear Red Day® in order to raise awareness for heart disease and stroke in women.

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Hospitality & Tourism

An Introduction to Hospitality short course is currently underway at Leesburg High School. It is offered through a partnership between CareerSource and Lake Tech. The students enrolled will have the opportunity to earn their ServSave® certification and be ready for work. In addition, an articulation agreement is in place so they students are able to enroll in the full Commercial Foods & Culinary Arts program at Lake Tech to continue with their studies.

Human Services

Cosmetology – The Cosmetology students will be holding a Spa Night on February 8 from 5 – 8 pm. This event, along with Spa Day on February 13 from 9 – 4 pm, will raise money for SkillsUSA.

Check out the students as they practicing their skills this week.

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Information Technology

Students in the Computer Systems & Information Technology program spent the week troubleshooting windows networking issues using Linux.

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Law & Public Safety

Fire Fighter – Last week, firefighters from The Villages, Clermont, East Manatee, Sanford, Deland, Lake and Volusia fire departments were enrolled in a High Angle Rescue Tech Class at the Institute of Public Safety campus.  This is a 40-hour class that teaches the firefighter how to safely rescue victims from heights. This class is the first in a series of five classes that leads to Technical Rescuer Certification. This class will be followed by Confined Space Rescue, Vehicle Machinery Rescue (extrication), Trench Rescue, and Structural Collapse Rescue.

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Law Enforcement Academy / Correctional Officer – Current Night Law Class The class finished up their firearms block of instruction with all recruits passing both the practical qualifications and the written exam. They are back in the classroom for Criminal Investigations.

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New Day Law Class – Orientation is scheduled for next week and the new recruits will be starting on February 16, 2016.

New Night Corrections Class – Orientation is scheduled for next week and the new recruits will be starting on February 16, 2016.

Advanced/Specialized Classes – Line Supervision – The class finished up this week with Police Chiefs from the different agencies sitting on a panel to answer questions from the students. The session was informative and one of the highlights for the class.

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Equivalency of Training (EOT) Class – We have 12 students finish the first week of EOT training. All the students completed and passed all their high liability requirements.

Next Week’s Upcoming Events/Classes – LCSO/Lake Tech Tactical Medical Challenge begins with a pre-conference on Friday, February 5th with the TCCC Certification Class.

PAT Assessments continue every Thursday (4 – 8 pm) and Friday (6 to 10 am).

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

 Auto Service Technology – Students gave their engine the final touches before they dropped it into the engine bay. They did an awesome job and the car was running by the end of the day. Congratulations to our engine repair students and the great job they did.

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Adult Education

ESOL – The ESOL students in Margarita Montes’ class at Cagan Crossings journal their learning experiences each day amongst other things. Ms. Montes collets them once or twice a month and responds to their writings. She also asked the students to decorate their journals using the vocabulary needed for this exercise.


Main Campus ESOL instructor Marvina Hooper celebrated her birthday Friday. The students surprised her with food and homemade presents.

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Student Affairs

Ms. Carla Miller will be on campus Tuesday, February 9. She will have a display set up and will speak on behalf of Black History Month. All students are encouraged to stop by to hear her presentation. She is a very lively lady who will certainly education and entertain those who come by. She will speak at 9:30, 10 and 10:30 am in the Fountain Lobby.

February is Career and Technical Education Month. Diane Culpepper, DeAnna Thomas and two of our business partners, Al Stimac from Metal Essence and C.A. Vossberg from Electron Machine Corporation, will be in Tallahassee to promote our the Governor’s Rapid Response Initiative and our Center for Advanced Manufacturing to the legislators and the Governor. At 10 am on February 10, Mr. Vossberg will speak on behalf of the business community in Florida as to the importance of technical colleges/centers to the economic growth and development in our state. This is exciting because he will be able to share the Lake Tech story to everyone in the state.

The first annual Career Expo is scheduled for February 17th from 5 – 7 pm. The public is invited to visit your programs and get information on admissions, financial aid and careers after graduation.

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It was National Wear Red Day® on Friday. Students and staff wore red to bring attention to the fact that heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year – more than all cancers combined.

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Career Success Center Room 208A – 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.

Upcoming Workshops:

  • February 9 at 2:45 pm, Resume Workshop
  • February 23 at 1pm, Personal Finance Workshop (budgeting, savings, credit, and retirement) will be offered. Schedule through your instructor.

Remaining Workshops Scheduled for Spring 2016:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 9,  2:45-4:00 pm, Resume Workshop
  • Monday, Feb. 22, 2:45-4:00 pm, Job Interview Skills Workshop
  • Wednesday, March 16, 2:45-4:00 pm, Linkedin Workshop
  • April 4-7 (M-TH), Lunches, CAREER BOOT CAMP
  • April 11-14 (M-TH), Lunches, CAREER BOOT CAMP
  • Monday, April 18, 2:45-4:00 pm, Resume Workshop
  • Monday, May 9, 2:45-4:00 pm, Job Interview Skills Workshop
  • Wednesday, May 25, 2:45-4:00 pm, Professional Skills in the Workplace

Please sign up by contacting Ms. Rosenglick via phone or email. (352) 589-2250, ext. 1855 or

Office of Student Success –  If you would like to schedule a study skills, test taking, or stress management workshop for your students any time during the semester, contact Dr. Lindamood. Or, you might like to invite Dr. Lindamood to make a brief appearance in your classroom to introduce herself to your students and explain her role as Student Success Counselor.  She can assist your students with anything that may compromise their success: academic challenges, personal problems, and/or financial issues. Dr. Lindamood is a great resource for instructors and students.

Tech Tip

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In the Community

Computer instructor Aramis Martinez and Diane Culpepper attended the monthly South Lake Chamber Technology committee meeting. The group is made up of industry experts from all over Lake County who are working in the technology field. This month, the conversation focused on the skills employers are looking for in the rapidly changing technology field. This committee drove our decision to open the Computer Systems & Information Technology program we are currently offering and our decision to add a Cybersecurity program in the Fall.

Diane Culpepper and Ron Williams will be attending the Eustis Chamber breakfast on February 11.

Sharing Our Story…

  • Adventure Christian Academy students visited Lake Tech last Thursday. After the visit, their instructor sent this message to Kim Frazier. “I can’t tell you enough how much I appreciate the time you took with us yesterday. I am so impressed with the facility and the faculty. It was great to see our kids get excited about their future. I hope we can make this an every year outing!”
  • Lake Tech presentation at Trinity Christian Academy in Deltona, Tuesday, 2/9, 2-5:30 pm
  • Lake Tech presentation at West Oaks Academy in Orlando, Thursday, 2/11, 9am-11am
  • Eustis Middle School AVID students to visit Lake Tech, Monday, 2/29, 1-2pm

Guess who spent his weekend practicing his new skills?

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