Friday Update 5/3/13

Coming Up
Career Fair – May 8, 9 am – Noon
Leadership Lake Visits Lake Tech – May 8

The First Annual Lake Tech Career Fair is scheduled for May 8, from 9 am until noon. All students are invited to participate! Learn how to network, meet people in the business & industry community, and spend time in the Workforce Central Florida bus learning how to apply for a job. Whether your students are ready for employment now or later, this Career Fair opportunity will be beneficial for everyone. Share these videos with your students – so they will be ready!

A Guide to Networking for a Fast Job Search

Career Fair Recruiter Tips

Guide to Career Fairs

 How to Prepare for a Job Fair

Academic Affairs

Arts, AV Technology & Communication
What a week! Digital Design 2 student Steven Draper made us very proud at the SkillsUSA state contest by bringing home the gold medal in Advertising Design. Now we’ll be working hard to raise money to send him to Kansas City for Nationals where he will represent the entire state of Florida in the same contest.

Seven students were nominated for National Technical Honor Society! That’s a great accomplishment considering the rigorous qualifications.

Business Management & Administration
This was a week of ups and downs for our Business Programs.

The up part of our week began with several of our students going on job interviews. We are still waiting to hear the results.

Ms. Wendi Price, an Administrative Office Specialist student, developed a presentation of how to prepare for an interview. It was based on her recent experiences, class information, and the advice from the different speakers we have had in class. She delivered the presentation to the class. The students found it very informative and timely. A very lively discussion followed.

Speaking of jobs, Mr. Able Barajas, an Accounting Operations student, just completed his job shadowing requirement at Travers Legal Firm. On his return, he described the process and his experiences to the class. He found it very informative and beneficial.

These interviews and presentations, as well as the upcoming Career Fair, have almost everyone updating or creating a resume.

In addition to working on resumes, our students also worked on creating an itinerary for a business trip including scheduling rooms and auto rentals. They also worked on advanced methods for extracting data from an Excel spreadsheet.

Several of the Administrative Office Specialist students spent productive time with Ms. Lana Taylor who showed them how to work the many features of a copier and the fax machine. She also showed them how to fix a paper jam!

The down side of this week was it marked the completion of Mr. Able Barajas’ class requirements. He is shown surrounded by his classmates. They toasted him with Able’ favorite treat—McDonald’s apple pies. Good luck, Able!

What a week!!

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Health Science
We are very proud to announce that we now have am official simulation lab located in the EMS Building! This lab, designed by EMS Coordinator Layne Hendrickson and the EMS faculty, will be an incredible addition to the training offered not only in EMS but by all of our healthcare programs. Kudos to Bob Zehner for working his magic on the video technology involved.

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Saturday, April 20th was Trauma Day for the EMT students. This day is the high spot of the Trauma module. Students participated in simulated trauma scenarios, assessing, treating, stabilizing, and moving “patients” involved in anything from falls, vehicle accidents, industrial incidents, to altercations.

Student teams were formed and the teams competed in timed events such as splinting, patient packaging, and bandaging. Congratulations to the winning team; William Reed, Adam Paynter, Joey Woods, Michael Edwards, and Tristan Upthagrove.

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The Paramedic students had a busy week as they completed two separate two-day courses – the American Heart Association’s Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) course and the Pediatric Life Support (PALS) course. Students are now busy preparing for their final written and practical test out. Graduation is May 15!

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Nursing students help with sports physicals at the Villages High School. This event is held every year sponsored by a local orthopedic group. They assisted in doing histories, blood pressure & pulse readings, heights & weights, and body fat measurement. Some even had the opportunity to work directly with the doctors who were doing the physical exams. It was a great day!

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Hospitality & Tourism

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Law and Public Safety
The Corrections Recruits completed their Defensive Tactics block of training with flying colors and they are now moving forward into the firearms block of training. The Law Enforcement Recruits completed firearms also with flying colors. We are proud of both Recruit Classes.

The Law Enforcement, Corrections, and Firefighter Recruits volunteered last weekend at Leesburg Bike Fest and all of them that participated made Lake Tech very proud. Each morning at briefing Lt. Chris DeLibro was told by the command staff how sharp and professional the Recruits looked and performed. The Command staff and the Leesburg Partnership were very, very appreciative of all the Recruits.

If you missed the Firefighters Competition on April 13, then you missed a great event. Those guys and gals are competitive and in great shape. Check out the photo-movie from the event.

You may also see photographs from the event by going to: www.partypics.comopens in a new window and using the password: Lake. Once there, select the event from the list of Lake Tech events.

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
The Auto Collision Repair & Refinishing students recently completed a unit on Entrepreneurship. On Thursday, bank officers from Insight Credit Union in Eustis presented a seminar for the students on how to obtain loans, write business plans, and make a good impression in order to get an auto body business up and running!

Two students from the Auto Collision Repair & Refinishing program won scholarships this week. Shawn Durante won a $1000 scholarship and Keith Totten won a $2500 through the Collision Foundation and Sterling Auto Body. In addition, both students were awarded a 3M Military “Hire our Heroes” Tool grant. They will be allowed to choose $2500 worth of tools to help them get started in their careers.

Students in the Medium & Heavy Duty Truck and Bus Technician (Diesel) program are building a diesel engine to go into a jeep! When Representative Dan Webster was on campus last week, he enjoyed talking to the students and seeing their work!

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Lake Tech Automotive Service Technology students are now able to earn their ASE certifications in the testing center. Brandon Rose is the first student to earn his Engine Repair certification. Congratulations!

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Adult Education
In the Adult Education classroom, many students scored high on their TABE tests this week! This has resulted in CTE students back in their classes full-time, future CTE students ready for next year’s classes, and students ready to take the GED test.

After intensive study of our oldest American city, the ESOL students enjoyed a wonderful field trip to St. Augustine. They took a guided tour of the Castillo de Marcos in which students practiced their listening and speaking English skills. Before a picnic lunch, the class took an educational trolley tour through the historic district!

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Student Affairs

Lake Tech students win GOLD and everyone had lots of fun at the recent SkillsUSA State Competition.

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Please remind your students who will be returning for the 2013-2014 school year that they must complete their 2013-2014 FAFSA application NOW to make sure they are eligible for Pell in August. Please encourage them to visit the Financial Aid Office next week to get the 2013-2014 worksheet. Thanks for sharing!

The deadline for graduating students to purchase caps and gowns is Wednesday, May 9.

The National Technical Honor Society Induction Ceremony will be held on May 14 at 1 pm in the Tech Dining room.

The next National Adult Education Honor Society Induction Ceremony will take place on the main campus in late May. Stay tuned for the date and time.

Lake Sumter State College scholarship applications for a LTC GED graduate and for a LTC CTE graduate (each valued at $600), are available in the Admissions Office. Sonya Rosenglick will be notifying instructors and students that the applications are available, and the deadline for completion is Thursday, June 6, 2013.

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.

Florida TechNet is proud to announce live streaming from this year’s Florida Literacy Conference.

The four session presenters listed below have agreed to stream their presentation for those who are unable to attend the conference. Please refer to the list below for dates and times. Streaming will be done through an Elluminate Webinar session.

The link will be the same for ALL sessions.

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Join us on the day of the sessions at: in a new window

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Wednesday, May 8
2:00 – 3:15

Facilitator: Philip Anderson
Session Title: Career Pathways for Adult ESOL Students

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Wednesday, May 8
3:45 – 5:00

Facilitator: Jan Smith
Session Title: Financial Aid for the Non-Traditional Student

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Thursday, May 9
10:30 – 11:45

Facilitator: Zelda Rogers & Daphne Atkinson
Session Title: GED 2014: Preparing Educators and Testing Professional for the Next Generation Assessment

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Thursday, May 9
1:30 – 4:30

Facilitator: Kathy St. John
Session Title: Teaching Adults to Read: Comprehension

On May 16, Melissa Stephan, Sonya Rosenglick, and Elise Veremakis will be attending a Marzano Instructional Framework training in order to assist our faculty with higher order questioning techniques, lesson planning and delivery, and developing rigorous tasks and assessments.

In the Community

Megan Bateman, Trudy Dailey, and one of our Lake Tech students attended the Career Fair at Umatilla Middle School this week.

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Diane Culpepper and Erika Greene from Workforce Central Florida have been invited to tour Florida Food Products, Inc. located in Eustis. Florida Foods was founded in 1954 and is a leader in the manufacturing and processing of vegetable juice concentrates, broths, and blends for a variety of applications and industries.



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