Friday Update 3/2/18

In the Weeks Ahead at Lake Technical College

  • Board of Directors’ Meeting, March 5, 4:30 pm
  • TechXPO, March 12, 5-7 pm, Main Campus
  • Rookie Teacher of the Year Ceremony, March 14, 6 pm
  • Partners for Success, March 28 pm


Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality – Students in the culinary program made Stromboli’s this week and the rest of the students on campus enjoyed eating them!







Cosmetology – Several of Lake Tech’s Cosmetology students entered the National Junior Star Styles online competition. These students earned their sponsorship via an in-house competition. We were lucky enough to have Lake Technical College and Great Clips sponsor our student. They have done an awesome job.


The Spa Day fundraiser will be held on Saturday, March 31 from 9 am until 3 pm. All proceeds will go to the SkillsUSA state competition. Sign up soon as the packages go fast!

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CNC Production Specialist –
The CNC Production Specialist students are looking forward to visiting FLC Machine early next week for a work day.  They are excited about putting their skills to work. The picture below is an air compressor being installed, so we are closer to working on our machines.

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Automotive Service Technology – In the picture below, one of our students is removing spark plugs as part of a tune up project he had to complete as part of the curriculum. While doing so, learned how important it is to keep up with regular maintenance and how detrimental it is to a vehicle if simple maintenance routines like a tune up are overlooked.

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Diesel Technology Technician – This week we congratulated two students for competing in the SkillsUSA Diesel competition. Benjamin Jones and Justin Davis competed. Benjamin won a silver medal and is going to state competition. We are very proud of both of you. 

Guest speaker Brian Eldridge who owns Milling Technologies came in and talked to the class about job opportunities in the field and his business.  

Adult Basic Education (ABE) / GED Prep – The GED students continued lessons on Newton’s First Law of Motion with a hands-on lesson using matchbox cars.  They made predictions, carried out experiments, collected data, solved math problems, and then determined if their hypothesis was correct, and had fun at the same time.

Many GED students have finished their GED Ready tests, the official practice tests to determine if they are ready for the real GED test.  Some are waiting for their underage waiver to be approved. (Students under the age of 18 must meet certain criteria before they are allowed to take the GED tests) Other students have taken and passed many of the subjects.  Alana, shown here, is our most recent graduate.  Congratulations to all of you!



Information on the STEM Summer Camps to be held at Lake Tech starting in June is available on the school’s website and Facebook account.  Please spread the word!

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Laurie Bryant represented Lake Tech at the monthly Networking Breakfast at Seacoast Bank in Eustis on Tuesday.  An employer was looking for IT interns, so she shared her contact information with Trevor Scharich in the CSIT program.  Laurie also had the opportunity to meet a Regional Manager from the Florida Department of Financial Services who works with the Chief Financial Officer for the state.  He has heard about the college and the Center for Advanced Manufacturing and would like to visit the campus.

Morgan Black and Laurie Bryant represented Lake Tech at the Tavares Chamber Luncheon on Wednesday where Sheriff Grinnell and the LCSO were the featured speakers.  They had the opportunity to meet the assistant to Congressman Daniel Webster, who also wants to visit the campus.

Laurie Bryant attended an Industry & Education Collaboration Overview Mixer sponsored by iBuild Central Florida on Thursday evening at Valencia College in Orlando.  Representatives from partners in education and industry talked about workforce development in Construction by offering resources in education, training, internships, apprenticeships, and financial assistance.  Speakers included representatives from Orange, Osceola, and Seminole County Public Schools, Valencia, ePathways, Seminole State College, CareerSource, Academy of Construction Technologies (ACT), NCCER, and iBuild.  She gained some valuable information that can be used to help develop the Construction course that Lake Tech plans to offer in the fall.


Spirit Day was a hit! All proceeds from the T-shirt fundraiser will go to SkillsUSA. The next Spirit Day will be held on March 15. More shirts are being purchased now as we ran out of some this past week.


It is officially March and time to start thinking about graduation.  Woohoo!!! Please remind your students that graduation is on Friday, June 15 at Lake Sumter State College (the calendar says June 12).

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Starting Monday, March 5 students can order and pay for their graduation regalia (cap, gown, tassel).  Please direct them to the kiosk first to fill out a form, then they go to the Business Office to pay.  They may also call in with a credit card to the Business Office.  The deadline for ordering is April 19.  Attached is also a price list for the regalia.  It would be a good idea to print this out and hang it somewhere as a reminder for students to purchase regalia, unless your students are in a program that wears a special uniform.

Dual Enrollment
Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-19 dual enrollment class. The application window is February 15- April 15, Submit applications to the Admissions Office.


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, 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)


Diane Culpepper and Laurie Bryant will attend the Workforce Taskforce meeting to be held on March 6 at the Agency for Economic Prosperity in Groveland.

Lake Tech will be represented at the Eustis Chamber breakfast this Wednesday.


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