In The Weeks Ahead at Lake Technical College
- Workshop Wednesday, September 5, 11:30-12:15 in Career Center
- Career Success Center, Open House, Monday, Sept. 10, 1-2 pm, and 5-6 pm
- 9-11 Ceremony in Remembrance, September 11, 9 am at IPS
- Program Information Session, September 11, 3:30 pm, Main Campus
- Board of Directors Meeting, September 17, 4:30 pm, Board Room
- Nursing Assisting Graduation, September 19, 11 am in Board Room
- Fall Advisory Reception, September 20, 6 pm, Lobby
Tavares Fire Chief Richard Keith has been a member of the Lake Technical College Board of Directors for almost nine years. During that time, he has overseen Lake Tech’s increased enrollment, the addition of a number of new programs, and the building of a new 24,000 square foot Center for Advanced Manufacturing. This year, he will be serving his first term as Chair of the Board that will continue to provide the strategic vision for the college, set policy that guides the institution, and ensure fiscal oversight.
Chief Keith graduated from the Paramedic program at Lake Technical College in 1983. As a Lake Tech alumnus, he is an advocate for not only the public safety programs offered on campus, but for all the programs. Chief Keith is excited for this new role and looks forward to leading Lake Technical College into the future!
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION
Accounting Operations / Administrative Office Specialist – This was a productive week for our Business programs. The Accounting Operations program had numerous OCP completers and many others are preparing to graduate soon. In addition to the busy course work, Dr. Lindamood, gave a very informative presentation on the topic of motivation.
The students also held a party this Thursday in celebration of our OCP completers and the long holiday weekend, which included delicious food and team building activities.
Practical Nursing – The Florida Board of Nursing now allows 50 percent of the clinical hours to take place in a simulation setting. For the past couple of years, Lake Technical College has been working to create a simulation lab for the nursing students to utilize. Instructor Beth Thornton oversees the lab. Last week, nursing instructor Chuck Srock’s students interacted with the simulators and experienced real-life scenarios. The simulator in the picture is Juno and the clinical scenarios are designed to challenge students and assist them in developing their critical thinking skills.
Paramedic – The Paramedic students are busy completing scenario requirements prior to beginning their Field Experience and Field Internship. Students must successfully demonstrate competencies serving as a team member and team leader in a number of patient care areas such as skills, patient ages, differential diagnosis or complaints.
Nursing Assisting – Nursing Assisting is offered on the main campus during the day and evening. The day class is well underway and the evening class starts this Wednesday. In addition, the program is offered at the Clermont campus during the evening. There is a critical shortage of nursing assistants in Lake County and in the region. The projected job growth for this profession is expected to grow faster than average and will create approximately 312,000 new positions by 2022. (US Bureau of Labor Statistics). Nursing Assisting is also a pathway to many other healthcare careers including nursing, medical assisting, pharmacy technician, and more.
HOSPITALITY & TOURISM
Baking and Pastry Arts – The new Baking and Pastry Arts program opened this fall with 12 students. The program runs Monday through Thursday from 4 – 8:30 pm. This week, the students had a chance to participate in the ice cream social sponsored by Campus Life.
Fire Fighter/EMT Combo – The orientation and dinner for the evening Fire Fighter/EMT Combo program will be held on September 13 at 7 pm. All students and their families and significant others are invited to attend to learn more about the months ahead during training and then in their chosen career field.
TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS
Automotive Service Technology – The pictures show our new students taking apart a small engine in order to get familiar with tools and their use as well as the name of the components that make up an engine and their function. They are also learning how important it is to be organized and to get everything back together the same way it came apart. All of this will be applied later on when they get ready to do their first 4, 6 or 8 cylinder engine tear down and rebuild.
Automotive Collision Technology Technician – This week, the ladies of Auto Collision are featured! Although this industry is considered a male-dominated one, more and more women are joining the profession. Completing the program can lead to jobs in repair, refinishing, painting, creating custom paint jobs, estimating, insurance appraising, and much more.
ABE/GED – Congratulations to Austin Hinderer for earning his State of Florida High School Diploma! Awesome job!
ESOL – Our students are benefiting from working in small groups a lot this semester. In this particular exercise, they have been given job ads and have to parse through the abbreviated language to locate information. Small group work provides our students with opportunities to share ideas, brainstorm, and problem solve together. It’s a great avenue for communication in English, both in written and verbal forms. Not only that, but we can also learn from one another, make friends, and have some fun in the process!
Afternoon Adult Basic Education (ABE) – Our ABE students have completed a Language Arts unit on parts of speech. They’ve worked diligently to identify and utilize nouns, pronouns, verb tenses, adjectives, and adverbs through an ongoing series of exercises, activities, and assessments. We’re also doing a lot of reading, and have learned about the use of context clues this week as a means to discover the meaning of unfamiliar words. As always, we talk about and practice useful test taking strategies. Our students are motivated and enthusiastic about learning and moving forward through the GED process!
Campus Life – Day and Evening students on the main campus enjoyed an ice cream social as a way to say, “Welcome to Lake Tech.”
Workshop Wednesday – Encourage your students to sign up for Workshop Wednesday, September 5 from 11:30 am until 12:15 pm in the Career Success Center. This workshop will focus on “Cover Letters that Get Attention.”
Google Accounts – If you don’t know, you have a Google account with the school district. This account enables you to access most YouTube videos, Google tools, and create your own YouTube channel to use with your students. Sonya Rosenglick has created a screencast for you so you know how to access your Lake County Google account.
Flipped Fridays – On Friday, September 7 at 9 am, all faculty are encouraged to join Sonya in the Career Success Center for a workshop on “screencasting.” Easy peasy and pretty cool too!
In the Community
Zane Beard, Central Florida Manager for the Florida Department of Financial Services, will be touring the Fire Academy at the Institute of Public Safety on September 6.
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.