Eustis, FL:  Have you considered a new career for the New Year? Lake Technical College is offering an excellent opportunity for Lake County residents which includes a scholarship that fully covers program tuition, lab fees, books, uniforms and state exam fees.  Currently, there is a critical shortage of correctional officers!  Lake Tech will supply the training and assist you with finding and securing employment. In fact, you may be eligible to be hired as a civilian to earn income while completing the training program. Being a correctional officer is a viable beginning into law enforcement as it helps you qualify for a crossover program allowing you to be dual certified in both corrections and law. If you want a career in law enforcement this is an opportunity you can’t miss!

Lake Tech’s Criminal Justice Academy Training Director Captain Michael Bond shared, “This is an opportunity for free education. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain! A great paying career with benefits and retirement. Not to mention it will open the pathway to many different career opportunities in criminal justice”.

Classes are in session for 10 weeks from April 10 – June 21 and meet Monday through Thursday from 7:00am – 6:00pm at the Institute of Public Safety in Tavares.  To get started, complete the online application at  The entire application process must be completed and submitted by February 23, 2023.

To learn more about the enrollment process, or to ask more about the scholarship opportunity, connect with a Career Advisor at Lake Technical College’s Institute of Public Safety by calling 352.742.6463 or stop by the Institute of Public Safety Campus located at 1565 Lane Park Cutoff Rd., Tavares, FL 32778. You may also chat with a live Career Advisor during regular business hours at The program begins soon so don’t delay, call us today!

Lake Technical College is a public, post-secondary institution that offers high quality training for over 30 career and technical programs, as well as, adult education classes for GED and ESOL. The main campus is located at 2001 Kurt St., Eustis. The Institute of Public Safety is located at 1565 Lane Park Cutoff, Tavares. Visit the website, or call (352) 589-2250 for more information.

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