Friday Update 4/4/14


  In the Weeks Ahead at Lake Tech….

  • April 10 – Evening Spa Event (SkillsUSA Fundraiser)
  • April 10 – Night of Stars, School Related Employees of the Year Ceremony
  • April 12 – Spa Day (SkillsUSA Fundraiser)
  • April 17 – Partners for Success Event at Lake Sumter State College
  • April 19 – SkillsUSA Car Show
  • April 21 – Prometric on Campus to offer Certification exam for Nursing Assistant Grads
  • April 26-29 – SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference
  • Career Fair – April 30, 9 am to Noon in the Lake Tech Lobby

Academic Affairs

Business Management & Administration
Accounting Operations and Administrative Office Specialist – Our Business Classes returned from our break refreshed and ready for one of the busiest few weeks in our school year. We have two fund raisers for SkillsUSA. One headed by Suzanne Auritt will be providing a business professional package to our students. A business package will contain personalized business stationary, envelopes and business cards. Our other project is a bake sale, which will be held on two days, April 9th and 16th. Zana Dudley is leading this project. The profit from both projects will benefit Lake Tech’s team at the SkillsUSA State Competition. We see both Suzanne and Zana make a presentation to a combined business and LPN class.

Our Accounting students have also been part of the ongoing VITA tax preparation at Goodwill. Each week, since February, a team of our students have helped residents complete their taxes.

We have also started interview practice sessions, here we see Cherry Doty being interviewed by Karen Horton, Jessica Straub and Brinda Ruehlen.

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Health Science
Phlebotomy – The Phlebotomy students are preparing for careers in the blood drawing world. It is best to avoid the classroom when the students are in the “sticking” mood!!

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Medical Assisting – The Medical Assisting students having fun on April Fool’s Day!

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Practical Nursing – The Practical Nursing instructors were at it again! This week they discussed eating disorders and physical fitness. The students joined in with the Accounting and Administrative Office Specialist students for some exercise and stretching activities. Yoga was included as well.

Hospitality & Tourism
Commercial Foods & Culinary Arts – The BIG Egg is on its way. Wait until you see how it looks next week!!

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Human Services
Cosmetology – The Cosmetology students will be holding two Spa events as fundraisers for SkillsUSA. The first one is April 10 from 5 – 9 pm. The second one is Saturday, April 12 from 9 am to 5 pm. What a great spring gift idea for your favorite friend! Or better yet, pamper yourself!

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The Cosmetology students recently participated in a community service event to assist area high school girls in preparing for the prom. It looks like they had a lot of fun!

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Law and Public Safety
Fire Fighting – The next PT Challenge between the Fire Fighter students and the Law Enforcement students will be held on May 5 at 11 am! Everyone is invited. Who is going to win this year?

The schedule for the remaining Class D Private Security Guard classes is:

  • April 7 -11 8 am – 5 pm
  • May 12 – 23, 6 – 10 pm
  • June 16 – 26, 6-10 pm

All of the classes are held at Lake Tech’s Institute of Public Safety Campus in Tavares.

Transportation & Logistics
Automotive Service Technology – The Automotive Service Technology students have been reorganizing our tool room and getting their toolboxes straightened up. At the same time we have our new students learning the names and function of the many tools we have which they’ll be using throughout the course and after they graduate and start working in the industry.

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Diesel –  Checking backlash on a Spicer Differential.

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Adult Education

ESOL – The ESOL students attended a performance of Godspell at Lake Sumter State College on Friday. Students enjoyed the music, costumes, and experiencing an American theater classic. After the performance, students talked with the actors. Next we boarded the bus and drove to a park in Tavares to enjoy a Chick-Fil-A picnic lunch with a lake breeze and view. Everyone agreed that it was a great day to be a Lake Tech ESOL student!

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Student Affairs

The Career Fair will be held on April 30, from 9 am until noon. In addition to the employers who will be on campus, we will be offering three workshops for students. Students must pre-register as there is a limited amount of space by completing the registration formopens in a new window.

  • Put your Best Foot Forward (First Impressions) – 9 am
  • Selling Yourself to Employers – 10 am
  • Top 10 Employer Expectations – 11 am

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National Technical Honor Society Induction Ceremony – May 13, 2014 at 2:30 pm – The Ceremony will take place at the Institute of Public Safety, Room 302.

National Adult Education Honor Society Ceremony – May 21, 2014 at 3 pm – The Ceremony will take place in the Early Childhood Classroom.

Graduation is right around the corner! The ceremony for the Florida High School Diploma graduates is June 19 at 7 pm. The ceremony for the Career and Technical Education graduates is June 20 at 7 pm. Both ceremonies will take place at Lake Receptions in Mt. Dora. Deadline to order Caps and Gowns is April 15 in the Business Office.

WORKSHOPS FOR SUCCESS – Available to All Students

Resume Creating – April 22, 3-4 pm in Room 01-210A
Students will learn the best practices of creating resumes. They will learn which items should go on a resume and which items should not. Students will learn proper wording, procedures, elements, style, and how to input a resume into Word 2010. Handouts and resume samples will be given. Students should be prepared to take notes by bringing pen and paper.

Interviewing – April 23, 3-4 pm in Room 01-210A
Students will learn how to prepare for an interview, how to dress, and how to answer some of the tough questions during an interview. Post interview tips will also be discussed. Handouts and supplemental information will be given. Students should be prepared to take notes by bringing pen and paper.

Staff Development

The Perkins Professional Development Institute is still offering mini-grants until June. We encourage eligible teachers to take advantage of the self-study option, which includes up to $150 for books or other training materials, in addition to paying for the cost of certifications. Go to the Perkins PDI website link and fill out a self-study application at the following link: Contact Melissa Stephan if interested.

Dr. Sherie Lindamood and Sonya Rosenglick have both been selected to present at this summer’s FACTE Conference which will be held in Tampa.


If you are following the Technical Center Bill:

CS/SB 1202 (2014) Career Centers and Charter Technical Career Centers
SENATE – Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) – (Committee Substitute)

CS/CS/HB 7057 (2014) Career Centers and Charter Technical Career Centers
HOUSE – Read 3rd time
HOUSE – CS passed; YEAS 116 NAYS 0

In the Community

Diane Culpepper and Kathy Roberts will be presenting to the Mascotte City Council and Groveland City Council on Monday, April 7.


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