Friday Update 4/5/13

Combat Fire Fighter Challenge – April 13, 2013
1st Annual Lake Tech Career Fair – May 8
Leadership Lake to visit Lake Tech – May 8

Academic Affairs

Arts, AV Technology & Communication
What a proud week we celebrate as two Digital Design students and the instructor earned Adobe certifications:

Mark Thibodeau earned his Adobe Certified Associate in Dreamweaver CS5
Yasmine Crespo earned her Adobe Certified Associate in Photoshop CS4
Ms. Johnson earned her Adobe Certified Associate in InDesign CS5

With great books, current software and supplemental video training, plus lots of practice, ALL Lake Tech Digital Design students are planning to earn their Adobe certification!

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Business, Management & Administration
Our first week back from the spring break was a very busy and productive one. It started with a very good prank being played by the students on the instructor on April’s Fools Day. It was not a joke, however, when our class recognized Abel Barajas as our Student of the Month for March.

Our students continue to volunteer their time in helping Lake County residents enter and file their income taxes as part of the United Way’s VITA program. There is only one more week left in this program.

We welcomed Ms. Susan Krug, Senior Recruiter, from Florida Hospital – Waterman. She spoke to our Business classes (Administrative Office Specialist, Accounting Operations and Digital Design) about career opportunities in the medical field. She also discussed how to complete an application and a resume. Then she discussed interview tips as well as what to do and what not to do. She answered many questions about all phases of a job search.

In our classes we are working with machine transcriptions using an iPad as a source, developing reports, and importing data into an ACCESS data base.

On Friday, our classroom took on an ORANGE glow as a table full of Syracuse University (SU) memorabilia, oranges and SU treats greeted both students and guests. Syracuse is where instructor Chuck Durante earned his MBA. GO SU!

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Health Science

“911 Operator. What is Your Emergency?”

On Wednesday, the Medical Assisting and Paramedic programs at Lake Tech joined forces to experience a mock environmental exposure event. The exposure event took place in the simulated doctor’s office in the Medical Assisting department, located on the Main Campus. Medical assisting and paramedic students role-played as they met the objectives required of both programs. The exercise consisted of students contributing their expertise in competencies to facilitate order and organization, execute an evacuation plan, triage patients and assist in first aide response.

The environmental event was a chemical spill that occurred in a physician’s office. Some of the students acted as patients, while others were part of the staff, and Emergency Medical Services (EMS). In addition, students portrayed a news anchor, an interpreter, and patients arriving for intended appointments. As the scenario played out, instructors evaluated the students while organized chaos ensued. Expectations of the scenario was initiating the environmental exposure plan, placing the 911 call, evacuating patients in various stages of patient care, and triaging appropriately. Collaboration is a valuable tool that teachers from different programs can utilize for the compliance of the Florida Department of Education Framework objectives.

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The next Nursing Assistant (also known as CNA) class in Mascotte at Lake Tech South, 513 Albrook St., Mascotte will begin April 16th and end June 18th. The 165-hour class meets Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm, and the tuition and fees are approximately $607. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. For more information, contact Admissions at 352.589.2250 or visit the Nursing Assistantopens in a new window page.

The Big Red Bus was at Lake Tech on Friday. Many students donated this “gift of life.”

Hospitality & Tourism

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Jim Aro meets the Chick-fil-A cow on his first visit to the restaurant.

Human Services
Four of our CREATIVE Lake Tech Cosmetology students and their Instructor Tonyia Dawson attended the “SPRINGLINE CORPORATION…ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY” with the Loch Leven Great Clips Salon of Mt. Dora. The students created the styles and makeup designs on their manikins to represent countries around the world.

  • Africa –Iraish Harrison
  • Asia–J’anna Fickett
  • Europe–Cindy Buchner
  • U.S.A.–Courtney Brown-McNealy

The event was held at The Hilton Hotel Ballroom in Altamonte on Saturday March 30th at 8 pm. The students had a great time and everyone who attended was impressed with their work.

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Law, Public Safety & Security
Lake Technical Center’s Fire Academy
, in partnership with Lake County and the City of Tavares, proudly announces its fourth annual Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge, April 13, 2013. The event is free to the public. Come watch America’s heroes in action! Opening Ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m., and the competitions are immediately following. According to Ron Williams, Lake Tech Fire Academy Director, “The real idea behind the event is to promote the physical fitness of our firefighters and for the public to see what it takes to be firefighter.”

On Saturday, there will be a free Kid’s Firefighter Combat Challenge that targets youths, ages 4 to 11, and is a miniaturized version of its adult counterpart. The Kid’s Challenge runs from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and includes a tunnel, hammer-slide, and fire hose drag. This is an exciting adventure for any child who wants to put on fire gear and squirt a real fire hose!

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The Corrections Recruits completed their First Aid block and all passed their practicals and written test with flying colors. The Law Recruits “enjoyed” pepper spray day on Thursday. Although the Recruits did great, they said the whole experience left a bad taste in their mouths.

Student Affairs

Sonya Rosenglick is coordinating the 1st Annual Lake Tech Career Fair. Workforce Central Florida has agreed to bring their Mobile Unit to our campus on that day and provide workshops for our students. More information to follow – so stay tuned.

High School Seniors who are currently enrolled as Lake Tech dual enrollment students are eligible to apply for a scholarship so they are able to finish their program once they graduate from high school. Their program instructors received an electronic copy of the application form and they are also available in Admissions.

Professional Development

On our campus:
Erika Greene, Business Account Representative for Workforce Central Florida, will be attending our faculty meeting on May 9. She will explain the tools available through WCF as our students/ graduates prepare to search for jobs.

Please note the upcoming Adult Education webinars listed below. To register, please visit

Thursday, April 18, 2013
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (EST): Professional Tools: A Teacher Management System for Florida CHOICES Planner

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (EST): Joining the Workforce Using Florida CHOICES Planner

Thanks to Marvina Hooper who suggested we check out this site for some great ideas for building community values – and most of it is FREE!

In the Community

Lake Tech is now a member of the Home Builder’s Association. As the construction business begins to rebound, we want to be ready to provide training for employees in this field.

Will Zulueta represented Lake Tech at the Mascotte Career Fair which was held on Thursday during spring break.

Lake Tech submitted grant applications to the United Way and to the South Lake Community Foundation. We have our fingers and toes crossed that we will be awarded the funds to support adult education in our community.

Legislative Issues

The Division of Career and Adult Education’s 2013 Legislative Bill Tracking spreadsheet can be found at The document will be updated regularly throughout session. There are tabs on the bottom of the spreadsheet for Tier 1 (Priority), Tier 2 and Tier 3 bills.

Tech Tip

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Need help learning how to use the iPad? Sign up for class on May 7th and 14th from 3 – 5 pm. The cost is only $35.

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