Friday Update 9/6/13

This Week at Lake Tech….

  • On Monday and Tuesday, the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs will be visiting Lake Technical Center as we seek initial accreditation for our Medical Assisting program. Instructor Beth Thornton has coordinated the preparation effort. Elise Veremakis, Melissa Stephan, and Marilyn Bielfelt have all been instrumental in assisting Beth through the process. We look forward to welcoming the visiting team to Lake Tech!
  • The Tech Dining Room is now open for business on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays beginning at 11:15 am.
  • On Wednesday at 9 am, there will be a 9/11 ceremony at the Lake Tech Fire Academy. Jason Marquez, with First Responder Training in Orlando, will be the speaker. Mr. Marquez worked as a paramedic with the New York Fire Department and responded to the tragedy at the Twin Towers. The event will also feature the Reedy Creek Color Guard and bag pipers, as well as the reading of the names of the fire fighters who gave the ultimate sacrifice of their lives on 9/11.
  • A blood drive will be held on September 13 in the front parking lot of the school.

Academic Affairs

Business Management & Administration
We just completed a short but busy week. We welcomed Ms. Brinda Rurhlen as the newest member of our Accounting Operations class. In addition to working on individual assignments, we also had a general presentation about communications. We began with a showing of the classic video “Who’s on First” by Abbot and Costello. Following a lively discussion, Ms. Caitlyn Lewis won a drawing for a “Who’s on First” T-shirt from the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.

Proving that many hands make a large job easy; our class took time to help update a Lake Tech schedule so that it could be distributed on a timely basis. Ms. Zana Dudley, an Accounting Operations student, used her knowledge of PowerPoint to develop a “study habit” presentation for Admissions.

In our class we worked on various topics such as employee skills, keyboarding and transcriptions. We also worked on various topics such as mail merge, troubleshooting using Excel spreadsheets, and working machine transcriptions.

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Health Science
The full time LPN evening group took a field trip to the Villages to learn and perfect their computer charting skills. Thank you, so very much Jeana Drew, RN! We really appreciate the time that you put into our students and their education!

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Congratulations to the following Lake Technical Center’s August 2013 Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) graduates: Front Row kneeling L to R – Tyler Whitaker, Samuel Dapena, Joshua Reed, Amber Lugo, Hannah Wise, Ashton Steele, Michael Pirhala, Haley Hayden. Second Row L to R–Instructor Dave Speir , Instructor Jolene Cox, Jacob Madawi, Robert Jolliff, Nicholas Johnston, Michael Howard, Chandler Larson, Michael Larroque, Adam Paynter, Samantha Salisbury, Nicholas Howell, Instructor Rebecca Massey, Instructor Jason White. Third Row L to R – Jared Rivenburg, John Gorly, Robert Palmer, Cody Wages, Madison Leary, Jeremy Flowers, Michael Palmer, Casey Gasbarro, Rosendo Orozco, Ken Matey, Scott Garland.

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Paramedic students aren’t wasting any time getting started on their skills. This week the students discussed blood chemistry and normal values and demonstrated the technique of obtaining venous and capillary blood for testing. Below Paramedic student Brett Baldwin is practicing drawing blood, while Paramedic student Joe Evans assists. Students first practice of an anatomical arm, and then they will get an opportunity to practice the skill on each other.

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Transportation & Logistics
This week, many of the Auto Service Technology students had the opportunity to learn about the micrometer and the names of some of the many tools used in the industry.

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The students in the Diesel Technology program are into their work already!

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Adult Education

Important Information: Do you need your high school diploma and want to take the GED test? Did you know that if you’ve already started the test but haven’t finished, your scores expire at the end of 2013? The new GED test comes out in January 2014.

Another busy week in the AAAE/GED classroom went by. We had group lessons on percents, fractions, parts of sentences, and language usage (those pesky nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs). Mrs. Avelli put a Seurat (the artist) picture up on the screen and had the students write about what they saw. Some wrote a sentence, some a paragraph, and some even knew what type of painting it was. We are concentrating on getting students to write, using the computer for word documents, and crossing curriculum to help students prepare for the new GED and careers.

We had several students make gains on their TABE scores, and one even got his scores to get into their technical program already!

Staff Development

It was National Flipped Day on September 6! If you missed all the fun – enjoy some of the pictures below!

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In the Community

  • Kathy Roberts will be attending the South Lake Chamber Education Committee meeting on Tuesday, September 10.
  • The Eustis Chamber Ultimate Connection Group will have lunch at Lake Tech on Tuesday.
  • Diane Culpepper, along with Chairman Campione and the Economic Development staff from Lake County will tour MTS Solutions in Longwood on Wednesday. This company is owned by Mr. Al Stamic who is the president of the Florida Manufacturing Association.
  • Lake Tech will be participating in the Lake Square Mall/Workforce Central Florida Career Fair. Trudy Daily and Ron Williams will work the event.


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