Leesburg Resource Center receives recognition from Lake Tech

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For immediate release:  June 11, 2021
Contact:  Office of the City Manager
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Leesburg Resource Center receives recognition from Lake Tech

          LEESBURG, FL – The Leesburg Resource Center was recently selected as Lake Technical College High School’s “2020/21 Adult Education/GED Business Partner of the Year” and was recognized at the GED graduation ceremony held on June 10th. Ken Thomas accepts award from incoming Lake Tech Exec Dir DeAnna Thomas

          During the Fall of 2020, amid the COVID pandemic, the Leesburg Resource Center opened its doors to partner with Lake Technical College and offer a preparatory class to assist people seeking to complete their high school education via the GED option. Classes continued into the Spring 2021 semester and the program is expected to continue growing in the coming years. 

          Despite the challenges of providing a safe environment during COVID, both Lake Tech and the Leesburg Resource Center were able to allay concerns and successfully launch this program. Classes are offered two days per week and students are able to work at their own pace as they pursue their GED.

           “The opportunity to provide classes at the Leesburg Resource Center has opened up possibilities for students in the Leesburg area that may not have transportation or access to classes at our main campus,” said Art Seidner, Lake Tech’s Adult Education Program Manager. “This partnership is a wonderful way to expand education options for students and to help them work toward their goals to become self-sufficient.”

          The Leesburg Resource Center is a multi-purpose facility that includes meeting rooms, computer training space, teaching kitchen, resource offices and a central meeting hall.  The facility provides services and activities to increase the education and employability skills of residents through partnerships with non-profit organizations, government agencies and civic groups. 

Leesburg is a progressive city of more than 23,000 residents in northwest Lake County. The city government serves twice as many people with its electric, gas, water and wastewater public utilities. Leesburg is also a central hub for commerce, attracting 50,000 people to work each weekday. For more information, visit www.leesburgflorida.gov.
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