Friday Update 9/14/12

Welcome COE Visiting Team!
Advisory Committee and Visiting Team Reception, September 17 at 6 pm

Constitution Day is September 17 and Freedom Week is September 24 – 28
Public Law 108–447 108th Congress (Constitution Day) states, each educational institution that receives Federal funds for a fiscal year shall hold an educational program on the US Constitution on September 17. The links below provide resources you may want to use in your classrooms.

New Classes:
Forklift Operator – The last Friday of every month — $125
Class “D” Security Guard – Contact Lt. Chris DeLibro at 352.742.6463 for schedule — $199
Artistic Welding – 10/23-11/13, $318
Microsoft Word – 10/2-10/23, $75
Microsoft Excel – 10/30-11/27, $75
Resume Writing – 10/11-10/18, $35

Academic Affairs

Arts, AV Technology, & Communication
Two Digital Design students used their creativity and talent to create a new bulletin board in the B-Build lobby. Check it out.

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Business, Management & Administration
One of the exciting and challenging parts of the Business Management cluster is the opportunity to perform a job shadowing experience. Mr. Khoy Stoutt Jr., an Accounting Operations student, just completed this experience with a local Law Firm. He had the opportunity to observe their accounting operations including using Peachtree software. Khoy finished his Peachtree module in class right before this experience, so he felt comfortable seeing it work in the “real world”.

Khoy is pictured sharing his experience with the students in both the Accounting Operations and Administrative Office Specialist classes. He described what job shadowing is, how to prepare for it, what to expect and what he did not expect.

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Hospitality & Tourism
The ACF Gulf to Lakes Chapter meeting was held at Lake Tech last Monday. Chef Aro provided the educational session demonstrating how to create sugar sculptures.

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Law, Public Safety & Security
This was a very spicy week for the Day Law Enforcement students as Friday was pepper spray day. All Recruits handled the overheated dilemma without questioning their ultimate goal.

On September 11, the Fire Fighter recruits read the names of the 343 New York Fire Fighters who died in the Twin Towers attack. WE WILL NEVER FORGET THEM!

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Career Pathways

Dream It. Plan It. Do it. Be it. GED…It’s just the beginning.

The Adult Education team held another round of Career Pathways Orientations for future State of Florida High School recipients who are enrolled in GED prep classes. The students enjoyed the classes which covered creating a portfolio in Choices, a seminar on Learning Styles and Goal Setting, and a main campus tour. The students were impressed with the diversity of classes, as well as the possibilities for increased career opportunities.

Lake Tech joins the Florida Literacy Coalition and the Florida Department of Education to celebrate Florida Literacy Month by recognizing the accomplishments of literacy students and practitioners and by raising public awareness about the need to prioritize literacy as an important community issue.

Several events took place this week including a special presentation by Ms. Erica Greene, Literacy Coordinator for the Lake County Library System. Ms. Greene spoke to the Adult Education classes on Monday. Ms. Greene also made a presentation to the ESOL students.

Some interesting facts to consider:

  • 67% of the service industry’s jobs in 1983 required a high school diploma or less; this figure is predicted to shrink to NO jobs for high school dropouts in 2018.
  • One in seven adults cannot read a job application. (National Assessment of Adult Literacy).
  • In 2009, 14.6% of those without a HS diploma were unemployed compared to 9.7% of high school graduates; 8.6% of those with some college; 6.8% with an associates; 4.6% with a four-year degree or more. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Household Data Annual Averages, Bureau of Labor Statistics)

• In 2009, 24% of adults aged 25+ without a high school diploma lived in poverty, 12% of those with a high school degree or equivalent did so, and the rates continue to drop with educational attainment (American Community Surveyopens in a new window).

Lake Tech is proud to have assisted nearly 5,000 individuals without a high school diploma or GED credential over the last three years.

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Staff Development

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In the Community

Lake Tech will participate in several events to be held in October including: The Domestic Violence Seminar, October 3rd; The Leesburg Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo, October 11th; and the Lake County Community Resource Fair, October 19. Details will be in future updates.

Diane Culpepper will participate in the second Lake County Manufacturing Roundtable on Tuesday, September 18.

Betty Jones will be attending the Lake County Education Summative Focus group sponsored by the United Way on September 25.

Tech Tip of the Week

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