Friday Update 5/30/14

**New Class in June**
Private Investigator Training

June 16-27
M-F; 6 – 10 pm

 In the Weeks Ahead at Lake Tech….

  • June 2 – Summer EMT Class Begins
  • June 3 – United Way Community Mixer, 5 – 7 pm at Hurricanes Dockside
  • June 4 – Law Enforcement/Corrections Advisory Committee Meeting, 9 am at IPS
  • June 5 – Chamber Alliance Tour, 2 pm
  • June 7 – Florida SkillsUSA Board Meeting at Lake Tech
  • June 12 – Eustis Chamber Breakfast, Diane Culpepper presenting on the Center for Advanced Manufacturing
  • June 19 – Florida High School Diploma Graduation, 7 pm Lake Receptions
  • June 20 – CTE Graduation, 7 pm Lake Receptions
  • July 15 & 16 – Tech Camp

Academic Affairs

Arts, AV Technology & Communication
Digital Design 1 & 2 – For the third year in a row, students from the Digital Design program designed the United Way of Lake & Sumter Counties’ Annual Report. As a result, the students and instructor Kerrie Johnson were invited to the luncheon on May 28. The keynote speaker was nationally syndicated cartoonist and current Lake County 4th grade teacher, Jake Vest. Kerrie was excited to show him the cartoon he drew many years ago that she has framed and hanging in her classroom.

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Business Management & Administration
Accounting Operations and Administrative Office Specialist –
For the last two month our students haves been busy working on projects for others. This week we learned how well one of biggest and ongoing efforts helped others.

Ms. Mariah Delgado, who is the United Way’s Programs Manager, scheduled a meeting with our class to view the results of the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program. Several of the Accounting Operations students participated as a VITA volunteer. This year over 450 income tax returns were prepared by VITA volunteers. And, in one of the most important statistics, only 3% of the returns were rejected. The overall average is well above this mark. Congratulations to all.

The pictures show Ms. Delgado presenting certificates and gift gas cards to our classroom participants including Brinda Ruehlen, Kamia Manning, Carolyn Shiflett, and Joey Williams. Several others participants have already graduated including Marleene Satten and Cortney Donaldson. They will receive their certificates and gifts later.

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Health Science
Nursing Assistant –
The Nursing Assistant students graduated on Wednesday, May 28. Next step – their licensure exam!

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Medical Assisting and Paramedic – The Medical Assisting and Paramedic students participated in a mock environmental disaster on Wednesday.

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Hospitality and Tourism
Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts –
Guest Chefs from Sysco Foods spent the day at Lake Tech teaching the students! The students learned new recipes, food presentation ideas, the meaning of a menu’s layout, and much more. A special thanks to Sysco for this great day.

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Law and Public Safety
911 Emergency Dispatcher Program –
Can you think clearly in an emergency situation? If so, then you might want to register for the 911 Emergency Dispatcher program. The 232-hour, approximately 8-week class, begins September 8, 2014, and meets Monday – Friday from 8:15 a – 3:15 p at the Institute of Public Safety located at 1565 Lane Park Cutoff, Tavares. The cost for tuition is approximately $669 plus books and fees. In order to enroll in the class, a person must be 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or its equivalent, be a U.S. Citizen, have a valid driver’s license or photo ID, and possess no record of felony convictions. Potential students will be required to submit to a drug screen and background check. For additional information, contact DeAnna Thomas, Dean of Enrollment, at 352.589.2250, ext. 1813, or Layne Hendrickson, EMS Coordinator at 352.589.2250, ext. 1881.

Law Enforcement – The Day Law Enforcement and the Night Corrections recruits are all working on the Gun Range for the Firearms block of instruction.

Corrections recruit, Monica Aponte, was named Student of the Month for the Law and Public Safety Cluster during the Month of May.

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Manufacturing – Look for the “Coming Soon” sign to be installed soon! Thanks to the Auto Collision students for making it.

Diane Culpepper and Ed Nichols attended the STEM/Manufacturing summit in Orlando on Thursday. Educators and manufacturers from around the state participated in a best practices/sharing session, which yielded some great ideas. Adam Sumner, Lake County’s Economic Development and Tourism Manager, attended as well.

Transportation & Logistics
Auto Collision Repair and Refinishing –
The students from the Auto Collision program are holding an Open House for any GED students who are interested in the program this fall. This will be a great opportunity for students to experience four different stations of activities including dent pulling and body filling, welding, computerized estimating, and painting.

Adult Education – ESOL Instructor Marvina Hooper, her students, and the rest of Lake Tech’s faculty, staff, and student body collected hotel sized toiletries for CASA DAVID. CASA DAVID is very similar to a Ronald McDonald House and is located in the capital city of Honduras, one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere. They give people a safe, comfortable place to sleep, eat, shower, and even wash their clothes while family members are hospitalized. Many, many THANKS to ALL who brought toiletries. The drive was a great success.

Student Affairs

Thirty students were inducted into the National Adult Education Honor Society Ceremony that was held on May 21. Congratulations to Supavadee Barton, Edward Bertucci, Whenzdei Bixby, Le Mac Blount, Nicholas Bolden, Mario Crespo, Shanesha Crosby, Angela Ditch, Kendricka Gaines, Alesha Garcia, Pattiann Gonzalez, Piper Halliday, Blanca Hernandez, Linda Hester, Maurice Hill, Lauren Hoffman, Ylian Johnson, Eric Mokwa, Judith Moore, Veronica Ramirez, John Raymond, Patricia Ramos, Ligia Sanchez, Jeremy Shorter, William Solis, Meenaz Thanawala, Maria Norma Valerio, Maria Vasquez, Anna Wilbur, and Charlean Wilson.

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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.

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.

The Master of Arts in Career and Technical is designed primarily for career and technical educators and related professionals such as career specialists who work directly with students in career related programs in middle school, high school, technical center and community college settings. The focus is on improving instructional, curricular and related competencies and the development of leadership skills. The 36-semester hour program is delivered via the Internet and consists of 12 courses taught over a two-year period. There are three Saturday sessions in Tampa and a new cohort is admitted every fall semester. For further information on application procedures and requirements, frequently asked questions, and other details, interested teachers can check the following program page:

USF is currently accepting applications for entry in Fall 2014. Questions and requests for further information about this program can be forwarded to Dr. Victor Hernandez (victorh@usf.educreate new email) or the program coordinator, Dr. Eddie Fletcher (ecfletcher@usf.educreate new email).

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