Friday Update, 8/29/14

  In the Weeks Ahead at Lake Technical College

  •  NEW Public Safety Telecommunication Program (911) starts September 8
  • Board of Directors’ Meeting, September 22, 2:30 pm
  • Fall Advisory Committee Reception/Meetings, September 25, 6 pm
  • Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Center for Advanced Manufacturing, October 1, 11 am

Academic Affairs

Arts, AV Technology & Communication
Digital Design – After only two weeks, new students are all psyched to be working like pros on a Mac computer and even incorporating a bunch of cool keyboard shortcuts. They drew random design projects including a menu, billboard, movie poster, clothes tag, magazine cover, and greeting card and conceptualized an “out-of-the-box” idea. (These will become a reality later on!)

The students also used their new color pencils to illustrate button designs that became a reality as selfies on the Lake Tech Facebook page.

Business Management & Administration
Accounting Operations/Administrative Office Specialist – It seems hard to believe but we have completed two weeks of classes already.  One of the most exciting times in our class is when we recognize the accomplishment of others.  This week we awarded OCP certificates to Kamia Manning and Karen Horton.  They are both Accounting students.  Also, Jacob Johnson, another Accounting student, earned a certificate for “Forklift Operations” from Lake Tech.  We applaud all three for their accomplishments.

Another one of our students is ready for a new opportunity.  Antonio Loredo is preparing to start working as a volunteer at Leesburg Regional Hospital.  Here he described the interview, his orientation and what he will be doing.  He will be volunteering after his classes at Lake Tech.

And, just before we went off on the Labor Day Holiday we were able to get the entire class together for a group picture.  What a TEAM!!

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Health Science
Emergency Medical Technician / Paramedic – Congratulations to the 2014 Paramedic Program graduates. The 1100 program completed July 21, 2014.

Over 150 family and friends gathered for the graduation ceremony which took place on July 21, 2014, at the Eustis Community Center. 19 students walked to receive their Certificate of Completion.   Guest speaker was Greg Ohlrich, PAC. Mr. Ohlrich gave a very motivating speech remembering his journey into medicine and reminding the graduates the importance of continuing their education and working at a job they love.

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The Lake Technical College Paramedic Graduates: Brett Baldwin, Donovan Cacace, Joseph Evans, Jonathan Fagan, Steven Hage, Thomas Herod, Carsten Kieffer, Shawn McDougald, Nicholas Norelli, Sean Parker, Luis Ramirez, Jesse Ravenscraft, Tiffany Riley, Matt Satawa, John St. Clair, Austin Sullivan, Jordan Ward, and Sean Wright.

Welcome Paramedic Class of 2015

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Ambulance in the Works! The EMT and Paramedic students, as well as program instructors, are very excited as we look forward to the completion of the ambulance box being built inside the EMS Programs Building. The transformation has been tremendous. Once completed the ambulance will be part of the total simulation patient care process, from response to the scene, providing patient care, and “transporting” the patient to the appropriate medical facility. Many thanks to Mark Prescott for his expertise and hard work as he made the dream into a reality.

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Law and Public Safety
Lake Technical College has been added as a new testing site for PearsonVue and the Bureau of Fire Standards and Training. Within the next few weeks, we will be able to administer the Florida licensure exam for Fire Fighting in our Assessment Center located on the main campus.

Sgt. Russ Edwards participated in the recent conference call for statewide articulation of the Correctional Officer program and the Florida Law Enforcement Academy to the Criminal Justice AS degree.

The Day Law Enforcement recruits are currently in the Defensive Tactics block of instruction and progressing nicely. The Day Corrections recruits are working on First Aid. This was the first week of the Night Law class.

The first course to be offered as we begin developing the Center for Advanced Manufacturing is CNC Specialist will starts October 6. Students will learn shop and personal safety, shop math and GD&T for turning and milling, presetting tools, programming zero points, working cycles, and start-up routines, and much more. This course will be 240 hours in length.

A blueprint reading class will be offered on the first three Saturdays in November. This 24 hour class will cost $168 plus a book.

Transportation & Logistics
Auto Collision – The Auto Collision instructors invited industry recruiters from Gerber Collision, Blount Honda and Auto Nation Collision to visit this week.  The recruiters spoke to the returning students who only have nine weeks until they graduate. Most of the students received a job offer.  The new students were even more motivated know that if they work hard and learn the skills they will also have a change of getting a job.

Auto Service Technology – The Auto Service Technology students have been working hard all this week and have learned how to use basic hand tools to take several vehicles apart. In the pictures one of the lube tech students is performing a lube, oil and filter change as well as a thorough inspection of the vehicle.

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Adult Education
September is recognized as National Adult and Family Literacy Month. This is an opportunity for adult educators to schedule events and activities to bring awareness to adult education programs and the impact their services have on its students, families and the community as a whole.  Whether the event is large or small, they all highlight the importance of literacy, which is the ability to read and write.  As the need for highly literate citizens increases, so does the demand for adult education programs.

Student Affairs

Applications are being accepted for Student Ambassadors for Lake Technical College. This group of students will represent Lake Tech in a variety of activities on and off campus. Sonya Rosenglick is sponsoring this new organization.

Selfie Contest – “Selfies” are all the rage in social networks – and at Lake Tech!  This past week, programs competed in a selfie/groupie competition to show their LTC school spirit. Congratulations to the Cosmetology program who successfully submitted nearly 200 selfie/groupie photos!  Check out their photos, and the other programs who participated, on our Facebook page –!

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The new Career Success Center is open on Mondays (11 am until 6:30 pm), Wednesdays and Fridays (8:30 am until 4 pm). Services offered include developing and refining resumes, cover letters, and portfolios, interviewing techniques, job search assistance, and much more. Please share this information with students and graduates. The Career Success Center is located in Room A-208.

Dr. Sherie Lindamood will serve as the Student Success Counselor this year. Please invite her to speak to your classes about stress management, study skills, and test taking strategies. She will be spending Tuesdays at the Institute of Public Safety to students on that campus will have the opportunity to utilize her services.

In the Community

Lake Tech will participate in the first annual Lake County Business Expo held at Lake Receptions on September 17. This event is sponsored by the Mt. Dora and Tavares Chambers of Commerce. The exposition booths will be open from 2 – 5 pm.

Kim Frazier and James Brucker will participate in the College and Career Night at Leesburg High School on September 30.

Sherie Lindamood will be working the Clermont Goodwill Job Fair on October 2.

Lake Tech will participate in the Lake Sumter State College Fair on October 6.

Professional Development

Technology Tools for the Classroom Workshop starts Wednesday, September 3 in Sonya’s Classroom from 3 pm – 4 pm.  Learn the latest tech tools that will make your class time more fun and productive for you and your students.  30 MIP points!

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The Institute for the Professional Development of Adult Educators (IPDAE) is Florida’s Adult Education Professional Development (PD) Resource Center. The new website has replaced the Florida TechNet site. The IPDAE website has an updated, clean and simplified user interface that provides ease in navigating through specific targeted content areas. The website offers webinars, e-courses/MOOC’s, training sessions, self-assessment tools, reference materials, documents and much more.

It’s easy to get and stay connected.  Go to and register in the portal login located at the top right hand corner of the webpage.  Once you create a portal account, you will have the ability to create a registered personalized profile dashboard that will be specific to your PD needs. Your login information will allow you to receive alerts on new resources, workshops and announcements. Fall workshops have been added to the Event Calendar so that you can begin to register for them.

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