Through the collaborative efforts of Dr. Diane Culpepper, Director of Lake Technical College, and Rob McCue, Principal of South Lake High School, fifteen high school students will be able to enroll in the class which will be held on the South Lake High campus.
The course will be taught by a registered nurse who also teaches health science courses at South Lake High School. At the end of the CNA course, students will apply to take the state of Florida Certified Nursing Assistant exam which, upon passing, will earn them a license registered with the Florida Board of Nursing.
"The need for Certified Nursing Assistants is great, and for many students, being a CNA is a terrific starting point toward furthering their health care education," said Culpepper. "With a successful program at South Lake High School, the hope for Lake Technical College is to be able to offer other Lake County high school students similar opportunities in this and other career-technical education areas."
Lake Technical College is a public, post-secondary institution that offers training for many careers. The main campus is located at 2001 Kurt St., Eustis.
The Lake Technical South campus is located at 513 Albrook St., Mascotte. The Institute of Public Safety is located at 1565 Lane Park Cutoff, Tavares.