Friday Update 8/24/18

In The Weeks Ahead at Lake Technical College

  • Workforce Taskforce Meeting in Tech Dining Room, August 28, 8-10 am
  • Evening Student Ice Cream Social, Wednesday Evening 5-5:30 pm
  • Day Student Ice Cream Social, Thursday Lunch 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
  • Labor Day, No School, September 3
  • Board of Directors Meeting, September 17, 4:30 pm
  • Nursing Assisting Graduation, September 19, 11 am in Board Room
  • Fall Advisory Reception, September 20, 6 pm



Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Technology – Students learned from two outside industry professionals/business partners this week. First, Ward Jenkins from Tropic Supplyopens in a new window (opens in new window) was on campus to meet the students and present three condensing (outdoor units) to the program. Second, Klein Tool representativesopens in a new window (opens in new window) gave the students a great presentation on how their tools are made to be the industry best. We appreciate their support.








Accounting Operations / Administrative Office Specialist – This week the Accounting Operations and Administrative Office Specialist students participated in presentations on key job searching components. Instructor Hayes taught the importance of a well-written application and resume.

The students also had fun this week participating in team building activities. They worked together in teams trying to survive being “Lost at Sea”.



EMT – On Thursday, August 9, the EMT class graduated. Ms. Stephan presided over the graduation which was held in the Student Center. Graduates:

Back Row left to right: Chris Helms, John Brooke, Brianna Carter, Emily Trevino, Brittany Berlin, Karen Chavez, Samantha Alberigi, and Brian Lyon.
Front Row left to right: Johnny Williams, Justus Kegg, Christian Ohlrich, Joshua Peterkin, Zachary Howard, and Steven Nielsen.

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Welcome to the new EMT students who began class Monday, August 13.

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Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality / Baking and Pastry Arts – Economic Tip: According to the Association of Career and Technical Education’s sector update, Hospitality and Tourism employs 16 million workers and contributes sales of $1.9 trillion to the US economy. It is the Number One small business employer in the nation. 1.1 to 1.6 million new restaurant jobs are expected by 2027. This is a fast-growing field with endless opportunities. Lake Tech is proud to do our part in preparing students for this field.

Enterprise Desktop and Mobile Support Technology / Applied Cybersecurity – Some of the starting Enterprise students are completing their computer “rebuild” assignments, while other returning students continued their work on creating cables. Plans are underway for the implementation of a “Help Desk” on campus for faculty and staff.

All the students stayed busy this week working on their assignments, and covering the course materials.








CNC Production Specialist (Machining) – CNC Production Specialist class is off to a big start with some new furniture that is still arriving and being set up.  They students are designing and will machine a part that will be a giveaway for the CAM Grand Opening Scheduled in October. After making their first CNC project, the class is cleaning up.



Automotive Service Technology – From battery service, maintenance, testing, and the proper way of charging a battery, one of the new students is learning to replace an old battery with a brand new one. The other picture shows a few of our new students learning the proper way of doing a multi-point inspection on a vehicle, what to look for when looking around, inside, under the hood and once the vehicle is up in the air. This way, the technician is able to have a through report to hand to the customer and provide advice on repairs needed.








Diesel Technology – We have had a great first couple of weeks with a bunch of new students! We are already dissembling engines, transmissions, and learning about preventative maintenance.

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ABE/GED – This week, Adult Basic Education students delved into figurative language (a most commonly missed skill area) in poems, advertisements, art images, and songs. Culminating their week was a self-chosen song lyric analysis in which they shared their song and discussed the figurative language used and how it impacted the song’s meaning.

In the world of integration, one of the students enrolled in both GED and HVAC completed his language TABE requirements and has only his math to go! Lots of cheering for this student took place on Thursday!




The start of a new school year may be a busy time, but you can bet that our classroom is always a busy place. Our students are settling into their new routines, friendships have taken hold, and lots of English is being learned and practiced! In addition to the basic components of English, such as reading, writing, and grammar, we provide many opportunities throughout the day for conversation. Our students speak with partners, in small groups, and of course, with our teachers throughout the lessons.

Facilitating this concept of group interaction, we also provide whole group instruction every day: Listening/Pronunciation; Civics; Job Skill/Career Development; and Literacy Circles. Learning can be so much fun!! This week in our Beginning English Class, students worked in small groups to construct a diorama of a house that was similar to the one in their text books. They used it to learn the names of spaces as well as using prepositions to define locations of things within the house. Both the Advanced and Beginning Classes had a great time playing Job Bingo in groups, which gave them opportunities to practice reading, vocabulary, and learn about jobs in a fun way.



Afternoon Adult Basic Education (ABE) – Our ABE students are making lots of progress in our class already. We’ve covered nouns, pronouns, and verbs. We’ve practiced using reflexive and relative pronouns, and matching possessives, object, and subject pronouns with their antecedents. Our students made a reference chart for the verb tenses, and learned some buzz words/phrases to help them remember how to use these parts of speech. We’ve practiced synonyms and antonyms, and of course, have participated in lots of interesting reading.

In the Community

Laurie Bryant represented Lake Tech at the Leadership Lake board meeting on Tuesday.  They are selecting members of the Class of 2019.

Planning is underway for the Grand Opening of the CAM scheduled for October 11, at 10:00 am.  Save the Date emails have been sent, and an invitation is being designed.  Many thanks to the City of Eustis and Elevate Lake Economic Development for assisting with the event.   

Two Corporate and Community Training course start next week – Intro to QuickBooks and Intro to AutoCAD.  We are so happy to have teachers from Eustis High and Mount Dora High Schools teaching these courses.  We are still accepting registration forms for the Conversational Spanish course.  Registration forms are available at under Corporate & Community Training, or by contacting Laurie Bryant.  Please share the information regarding the free Financial Literacy courses with your students.  The courses are open to anyone – students, staff, and general public.


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