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Donation powers Lake Technical College program Lake Technical College’s new Center for Advanced Manufacturing aims to be one of the premier workforce training facilities in Central Florida. That mission received a boost when PowerTech Generators, based in Leesburg, donated five diesel engines worth more than $100,000 to the CAM and its diesel mechanic program. Lake County Economic Development brought the business and the college together for a deal that will help PowerTech gain skilled employees, while enabling students to train on these specialized machines at little to no cost to the school.

Mom, don’t call me, I’ll call you More and more children are enjoying the benefit of having their own cell phone at a fairly young age. And sometimes, it’s not just the kid who thinks it’s a good idea—parents find that connection to their child gives them more peace of mind. “I do feel safer now that she has her own phone,” says Ally Hosterman, of Leesburg. “She’s seldom away from me, but when she is, I know I can reach her quickly.” Does daughter Callie, who’s 11, take advantage of having a phone? “Not really. She’s very adept with it, and she actually plays games with it more than she talks on it.” About 90 percent of parents feel better knowing they can reach their child easily, and, likewise, the child can reach them easily, according to a recent survey by the Nielsen Company.

Robert Chandler, director of Lake County’s Economic Growth Department, and Dr. Diane Culpepper, executive director of Lake Technical College, recently toured the PowerTech facility and thanked company executives for the donation. The CAM, expected to open this fall in Eustis, will provide future workforce training in the fields of computerized machining, welding, and fabrication. PowerTech is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of mobile diesel generators, including marine generators, worldwide military projects, and gas/diesel electric vehicles.

PowerTech is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of mobile diesel generators.

W H Y A R E PA R E N T S G E T T I N G T H E I R K I D S W I R E L E S S S E RV I C E B E F O R E T HEIR CHILD T UR NS 13?

I can get ahold of her/him easily

90%

She/he can reach out to me easily

90% 80%

I can track her/his location She/he has been asking for it for a while I want to get her/him familiar with mobile technology I have a good family/shared wireless plan to cover additional lines

66% 65% 62%

Source: Nielsen

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