In the Weeks Ahead at Lake Technical College
- LSSC Representatives on Campus, Monday, September 26 during lunch
- Theresa Elliott from Goodwill on campus for lunch and tour, September 27
- College Fair at Lake Sumter State College, October 3, 6 -8 pm
- Mt. Dora National Night Out, Target in Mt. Dora, October 4, 5 – 8 pm
ADVISORY RECEPTION A BIG SUCCESS
Each fall, we hold an event to thank our advisory members for their continued support and advice. Our culinary students go all out to prepare a reception that is the best in town! The event is also a great opportunity for our business community to network and meet the other industry members who support Lake Technical College.
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A special thank you to SHANANNE CAIN FLORIST, INC. for donating this beautiful fall arrangement for our business partner reception! Her shop is located at 123 N. Central Avenue in Umatilla and she offers delivery. Visit her website for more stunning arrangements: www.shanannecainflorist.com or call her at 352.669.5994 to place an order.
Shananne will be teaching several evening floral classes at Lake Technical College in the coming months. Call Admissions for more details on the classes.
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION
Accounting Operations / Administrative Office Specialist – This was a busy week for our Business Classes as we continued to work on our program requirements. In addition to working on our program requirements, we also took time to learn from several informative presentations. Gerrod Dixon, an Accounting Operations student, presented information on the important topic of “Forensic Accounting”, which included information to our students on the steps required to become a forensic accountant. Joseph Purcell, also gave a wonderful presentation this week on “The History of Accounting.”
The students also worked on marketing their image and the top qualities that determine a great employee. One of the lessons included the students to participate in a fun communications project where one described a picture without saying what it was and the other student had to draw what was described.
Nursing Assistant – Instructor Joanne Nieves celebrated with her students on Wednesday as they graduated from the Nursing Assistant program in a ceremony held at 2 pm in the Board Room. On Thursday, Linda Galante from Care Minders of Lady Lake, hired two of the students who just completed. Linda was very impressed with the students including how they presented themselves and their knowledge base. She is interested in hiring more of the students and participating in the job fair. In addition, she even would like to set up a partnership so our Home Health Aides could job shadow. Congrats to Joanne and her students!
Practical Nursing – A new full-time, day-time Practical Nursing program will be offered on the Lake Sumter State College campus in Sumter County beginning in January, 2017. The TEAS test window for this program will be September 1-30, 2016. This program is a fast track as completing a CNA course is a prerequisite. For additional information, contact Linda Sturgeon at 352.589.2250, ext. 1822.
HOSPITALITY & TOURISM
Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts – The Culinary students got a taste of the real world this week. On Tuesday, they prepared a four course VIP luncheon for the Lake County high school principals and district staff. On Wednesday, they prepared and served a party of 60 people in the tech dining room – so many people and such great food. Thursday was a 13-hour day to cater the Lake Technical Colleges’ Advisory Reception Thursday Night.
Cosmetology – The PM Cosmetology students having fun and mastering their blow dry styles.
LAW & PUBLIC SAFETY
Florida Law Enforcement Academy – The Law Enforcement Day Class began the week learning about the fundamentals of patrol with Officer Stone. Studying the book worked well and the instructor supplemented the instruction with PowerPoint presentations. The class took a trip to the court house to view traffic hearings and then across the street to learn about inmate processing. On their lunch break some of the recruits took time out to go view the museum in the old court house and learn a little more about the history of Lake County.
Fire Academy Special Operations – The Confined Space Operations and Technicians class finished this week. Firefighters from around the region attended this advanced specialized class in order to keep their skills honed.
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TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS
Diesel (Medium & Heavy Duty Truck and Bus Technician) – This week, students in the Diesel program learned how to use a value spring compressor, how lap values work, and how to measure valves with a micrometer.
Automotive Service Technology – There was an awesome turnout of industry professionals who attended the advisory committee meeting on Thursday night. We appreciate their support and advice. Meanwhile in the classroom, students had been busy learning how to use different cutting tools and the safety precautions that need to be implemented when operating these tools in order to prevent personal injuries. The pictures show students in action dismantling the floorboard on a VW Bug.
ESOL – This year, we are incorporating Job Skills and Career Development into our ESOL curriculum. We covered job postings this week:
- Where can you find them?
- What kind of information do they provide?
The students were divided into teams and sent on a scavenger hunt to scout through various job ads while looking for specific items. Our students had fun and learned a lot along the way!
Adult Basic Education and GED – Did you know that there are 36 million U.S. Adults with literacy challenges? At Lake Tech, our Adult Education programs help adults learn the English language, as well as improve the basic skills of reading, grammar, writing, and math. They also master the knowledge and skills to pass the new GED test that now consists of Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
As a part of the National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week celebration we talked about some of our students’ challenges and the opportunities they have for their betterment. Further discussions included students’ favorite books and other types of reading material (I.e., poetry, short stories, etc.). Various resources for accessing excellent reading material sources were mentioned such as the public library, public domain sites, and ebook sites accessible online. One of our avid readers here at Lake Tech, Mr. Seidner, visited both the ABE and GED classrooms to present freely accessible online resources or items that are no longer under copyright and are in what is referred to as the public domain. He showed students some specific websites that offer public domain ebooks, audiobooks, music, and classic radio shows (some of these shows dramatize the classic works of fiction). One website that he showed students involves Project Gutenberg at www.gutenberg.org. This site started as early as 1971 to make as many books as possible freely accessible to the public (all under the scope of the copyright laws describing materials in the public domain). Think of it, for FREE! To date they have electronically published over 55,000 books. Other resources included archive.org, read.gov, goodreads.gov, ebookfriendly.com, and librivox.org. We’re planning for a future library field trip with our students to happen soon.
A couple of weeks ago, two of our instructors, Ms. Pam Netherton and Mr. Art Seidner went on a field trip to Marchman Technical College in New Port Richey, Florida. A seminar on career planning was held that turned out to be very informative. Marchman welcomed all the visitors, including from Lake Tech, with open arms. Both teachers learned more about the Kuder Journey/My Career Shines tool provided online free to all residents of the State of Florida. Kuder Journey/My Career Shines is an extensive resource for people to begin to understand themselves in relation to career and education. It has three different assessments or surveys that look into a person’s career field interests, confidence in skills, and workplace values. The intent of Lake Tech Adult Education is to integrate this all into the curriculum. Students will be able to think and plan about their career and education goals. Kuder Journey/My Career Shines will also allow students to create an electronic portfolio that contains their completed surveys with results, resumes, and any other items that could be useful for a later online presentation to potential employers or postsecondary schools of interest.
Career Success Center Room 208A – The Career Success Center
Free September Workshops for Success – Each lunch session is ½ hour; late afternoon sessions are one hour. Bring your lunch to the lunch session. All workshops will be held in the Career Success Center on the main campus. Students should be prepared to take notes by bringing a tablet, laptop or pen and paper. Please sign up by contacting Ms. Rosenglick via phone, email, or sign up on CSC door. email@example.com new email (352) 589-2250, ext. 1855
|Get Your Cover Letter Noticed||Learn best practices in how to introduce your resume to a potential employer so that he/she will read it.||Wed. Sept.28||11:30 am – noon|
|Wed. Sept.28||4 pm – 5 pm|
|Thurs.Sept.29||12 noon-12:30 pm|
FACTE (Florida Association of Career and Technical Education) is offering free online courses that may be used for in-service points for recertification. In addition, some of these courses are approved for initial teacher certification (see Melissa Stephan for details). The classes last about 4-6 weeks, are offered online, and require attendance at a live session once a week. These courses are funded in part through Perkins. Click here for the catalog. Registrations are being accepted for the Fall courses only at this time.
LAKE TECH WELLNESS
Career Advisor Lilliana Guardiola has volunteered to head up the Lake Tech Wellness Group this year. The first event will be the FL Hospital Waterman Pink Out 5K Run/Walk, Thursday, October 13 at 6 pm in Wooten Park. Registration free proceeds will help promote breast cancer awareness, diagnosis and treatment including mammograms for women in need. If interested, register at http://pinkituppinkarmy5kwalkrun.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=6206. See Lilliana for more details.
IN THE COMMUNITY
- Kim Frazier represented Lake Tech at the Mount Dora Business Expo that was held at Lake Receptions last week.