Pavese Law Firm’s Susan McLaughlin to present on “Dispute Resolution, Pre-Suit Tools and Procedures” at complimentary seminar for Community Association Managers

Pavese Law Firm partner Susan McLaughlin will be presenting a continuing education seminar on “Dispute Resolution, Pre-Suit Tools and Procedures” for Community Association Managers. The complimentary seminar will take place on April 20 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Fort Myers, 12600 University Drive in Fort Myers, with registration beginning at 2:30 p.m.

McLaughlin’s practice area is focused on condominium and homeowner association law, and includes assisting clients with rule enforcement, discrimination charges, insurance claims, breach of contract, and all manner of dispute resolution. McLaughlin is a former arbitrator, mediator, facilitator, and judge pro tem with the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court; former President of the Worker’s Compensation Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association; former faculty member, course planner, and lecturer for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute; and has presented seminars and published on numerous legal topics.

This seminar qualifies for two hours of continuing education credits for Community Association Managers only. Space is limited and registration in advance is required to attend. To register, please contact Sheila Rash at 239-336-6248.

Pavese Law Firm is a full-service law firm with offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and West Palm Beach. The firm provides a broad range of legal services for individuals, families, small businesses and large corporations. Practice areas include agricultural, banking and finance, bankruptcy, business and taxation, civil litigation, community association, employment, environmental and water, estate planning, probate and trust, family, land use and government, and real estate law. Established in 1949 as a one-person general practice firm, Pavese Law Firm has grown into one of the largest legal practices in Southwest Florida. With a long history of service to Southwest Florida, Pavese Law Firm has played a significant role in the growth of local businesses, communities and major development projects. For more information, visit www.paveselaw.com.

Pavese Law Firm’s Christina Harris Schwinn to present on human resources topics at complimentary seminar for Community Association Managers

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Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn will be presenting a continuing education seminar on human resources topics: “Employee vs. Independent Contractors” and “Managing Workplace Conflict Effectively” for Community Association Managers. The complimentary seminar will take place on April 20 from 8 to 10 a.m. and will include a continental breakfast at the Hilton Garden Inn Fort Myers, 12600 University Drive in Fort Myers. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m.

Schwinn’s primary practice areas are employment law, business transactions, community association law and real estate law. Schwinn is an accomplished public speaker and regularly writes articles that have been published both locally and nationally in a variety of publications. Schwinn is available to speak to local businesses and organizations on a variety of employment law topics and she can be reached at 239-336-6228 or christinaschwinn@paveselaw.com.

This seminar qualifies for two hours of continuing education credits for Community Association Managers only. Space is limited and registration in advance is required to attend. To register, please contact Sheila Rash at 239-336-6248.

Pavese Law Firm is a full-service law firm with offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and West Palm Beach. The firm provides a broad range of legal services for individuals, families, small businesses and large corporations. Practice areas include agricultural, banking and finance, bankruptcy, business and taxation, civil litigation, community association, employment, environmental and water, estate planning, probate and trust, family, land use and government, and real estate law. Established in 1949 as a one-person general practice firm, Pavese Law Firm has grown into one of the largest legal practices in Southwest Florida. With a long history of service to Southwest Florida, Pavese Law Firm has played a significant role in the growth of local businesses, communities and major development projects. For more information, visit www.paveselaw.com.

School District of Lee County participating in Diversity Teacher Recruitment Virtual Career Fair April 19

 

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Prospective educators are invited to chat with representatives from The School District of Lee County, Florida at the Diversity Teacher Recruitment Virtual Career Fair, hosted by DIVERSITY in Ed, on April 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST at www.CareerEco.com/events/DiversityinEd. The District is currently hiring for the 2016-2017 school year, and diverse candidates who are seeking careers in the field of education will have an opportunity to learn more about the School District of Lee County and take part in one-on-one chats with District representatives in a live virtual setting.

The District’s efforts to put “The Right Talent in the Right Place” mean that new teachers will receive the support and necessary resources that will enable them to share their talents and succeed upon entering the field of education. A full range of teaching positions are available for future educators, as the District is currently seeking elementary teachers for grades K-5, special education teachers, science and mathematics teachers, and reading and language arts teachers. For current listings, visit the District’s career page at www.leeschools.net/careers.

The School District of Lee County serves more than 93,000 students in 96 schools and is the ninth-largest school district in Florida. Located on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, the District serves Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Cape Coral, Sanibel and Captiva Islands, Pine Island, Bonita Springs, Lehigh Acres and Alva. People come from all over the world to enjoy Lee County’s beautiful beaches, boating, fishing, watersports and nature attractions. Most importantly, Lee County is a community of people who care about the education of children.

The School District of Lee County provides competitive benefits, and continuing education opportunities are available at Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida SouthWestern State College and other local colleges and universities. The District includes a Microsoft Certified High School, Dunbar High School; a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, The Sanibel School; and one of the top International Baccalaureate High Schools in the world, Fort Myers High School.

Registration for the Diversity Teacher Recruitment Virtual Career Fair is free and open to all jobseekers. For more information or to register, visit www.CareerEco.com/events/DiversityinEd. For more information on applying to the School District of Lee County, email careers@leeschools.net.

About The School District of Lee County: Lee County Public Schools is the ninth-largest district in Florida and the 33rd-largest district in the United States. The District educates more than 93,000 students in grades K-12 and is a model for others in the state and around the nation. With approximately 10,000 full- and part-time employees, the District is one of the county’s largest employers. As the District builds new schools and renovates and expands existing facilities to accommodate the unprecedented growth experienced in the last several years, the District has become one of Southwest Florida’s largest developers.

School District of Lee County coming to Florida SouthWestern State College Career Fair April 6

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Prospective educators are invited to visit with teachers and administrators from The School District of Lee County, Florida at the Florida SouthWestern State College Career Fair. The District is currently hiring for the 2016-2017 school year, and representatives from the District will be at the career fair on Wednesday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW), located at 8099 College Parkway in Fort Myers. The fair will be open to FSW students from 10 a.m. to noon, and will open to the public from noon to 2 p.m.

The District’s efforts to put “The Right Talent in the Right Place” mean that new teachers will receive the support and necessary resources that will enable them to share their talents and succeed upon entering the field of education. A full range of teaching positions are available for future educators, as the District is currently seeking elementary teachers for grades K-5, special education teachers, science and mathematics teachers, and reading and language arts teachers. For current listings, visit the District’s career page at www.leeschools.net/careers.

The School District of Lee County serves more than 93,000 students in 96 schools and is the ninth-largest school district in Florida. Located on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, the District serves Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Cape Coral, Sanibel and Captiva Islands, Pine Island, Bonita Springs, Lehigh Acres and Alva. People come from all over the world to enjoy Lee County’s beautiful beaches, boating, fishing, watersports and nature attractions. Most importantly, Lee County is a community of people who care about the education of children.

The School District of Lee County provides competitive benefits, and continuing education opportunities are available at Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida SouthWestern State College and other local colleges and universities. The District includes a Microsoft Certified High School, Dunbar High School; a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, The Sanibel School; and one of the top International Baccalaureate High Schools in the world, Fort Myers High School.

Candidates are asked to bring a copy of their resume to the career fair. For more information on applying to the School District of Lee County, email careers@leeschools.net.

About The School District of Lee County: Lee County Public Schools is the ninth-largest district in Florida and the 33rd-largest district in the United States. The District educates more than 93,000 students in grades K-12 and is a model for others in the state and around the nation. With approximately 10,000 full- and part-time employees, the District is one of the county’s largest employers. As the District builds new schools and renovates and expands existing facilities to accommodate the unprecedented growth experienced in the last several years, the District has become one of Southwest Florida’s largest developers.

School District of Lee County to host 2016 Spring Teacher Recruitment Fair

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The School District of Lee County is hosting its 2016 Spring Teacher Recruitment Fair for future District employees on Thursday, April 28 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lee County Public Education Center, 2855 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. Those interested in receiving an invitation to the fair can register on the School District of Lee County website at www.leeschools.net/teacher-recruitment-fair to the “Teacher Recruitment Fair for Future Employees” vacancy, using Job ID 20160420. Registration must be completed by April 15. All eligible candidates will receive an email invitation to attend the event by April 19, and must RSVP by April 25.

The School District of Lee County will host a separate event for current District employees on Thursday, April 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. Current District employees interested in applying for new teaching positions are asked to log on to their private PeopleSoft account on the School District of Lee County website and select the “Teacher Recruitment Fair for Current Employees” vacancy, using Job ID 20160419.

The District is currently hiring to fill a range of teaching positions, including elementary teachers for grades K-5, special education teachers, science and mathematics teachers, and reading and language arts teachers. For current listings, visit the District’s career page at www.leeschools.net/careers. Representatives from schools throughout Lee County will be in attendance to conduct interviews, and will be hiring for the 2016-2017 school year. Potential educators are encouraged to arrange interviews in advance; a list of participating schools will be available on www.leeschools.net/teacher-recruitment-fair prior to the event. Candidates are asked to come prepared with a supply of resumes, copies of letters of reference, copies of teaching certificate or statement of eligibility, and a general idea of preferred schools.

Necessary qualifications include bachelor’s degree or higher, valid Florida teacher certification covering appropriate area of responsibility, demonstrated proficiency in oral and written communication, demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups and experience with industry-standard computer applications. Alternatives to these qualifications are permitted as the Lee County School Board finds appropriate and acceptable.

The School District of Lee County serves more than 93,000 students in 96 schools and is the ninth-largest school district in Florida. Located on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, the District serves Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Cape Coral, Sanibel and Captiva Islands, Pine Island, Bonita Springs, Lehigh Acres and Alva. People come from all over the world to enjoy Lee County’s beautiful beaches, boating, fishing, watersports and nature attractions. Most importantly, Lee County is a community of people who care about the education of children.

The School District of Lee County provides competitive benefits, and continuing education opportunities are available at Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida SouthWestern State College and other local colleges and universities. The District includes a Microsoft Certified High School, Dunbar High School; a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, The Sanibel School; and one of the top International Baccalaureate High Schools in the world, Fort Myers High School.

For more information about the 2016 Spring Teacher Recruitment Fair for future District employees, call 239-337-8640, email careers@leeschools.net or visit www.leeschools.net/teacher-recruitment-fair.

About The School District of Lee County: Lee County Public Schools is the ninth-largest district in Florida and the 33rd-largest district in the United States. The District educates more than 93,000 students in grades K-12 and is a model for others in the state and around the nation. With approximately 10,000 full- and part-time employees, the District is one of the county’s largest employers. As the District builds new schools and renovates and expands existing facilities to accommodate the unprecedented growth experienced in the last several years, the District has become one of Southwest Florida’s largest developers.

Gulf Coast Village’s Jennifer Cohen earns Keiser University’s Outstanding Fieldwork Educator Award

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Certified occupational therapist assistant (COTA) Jennifer Cohen of Gulf Coast Village, a continuing care retirement community in Cape Coral, was recently awarded the Outstanding Fieldwork Educator Award from Keiser University during the university’s Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assisting (ASOTA) pinning and graduation ceremony. The award was presented to Cohen in recognition of her efforts to provide fieldwork education for health care students of Keiser University.

“We are proud of Cohen and her continued commitment to preparing students to excel in the field of health care,” said Kevin Ahmadi, executive director of Gulf Coast Village. “Her skills make a positive impact within our Gulf Coast Village community, and in the lives of future health care professionals as well.”

Founded more than 25 years ago, Gulf Coast Village is the premier Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Cape Coral, Florida. Residents enjoy active independent living in an unparalleled lifestyle of comfort and convenience with a rich array of services and amenities that are focused on living well. The community also offers the security of knowing there is the full continuum of care when needed including:  assisted living, skilled nursing, specialized memory support, home health and outpatient services. Gulf Coast Village is located at 1333 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33991. For more information call 239-772-1333 or visit www.GulfCoastVillage.com.

Gulf Coast Village is sponsored by Volunteers of America, a national non-profit faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Volunteers of America was founded in 1896 and is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit providers of quality, affordable housing for seniors and a provider of professional long-term care including assisted living, home health care and nursing home care.

Fort Myers Technical College spring 2016 semester begins Jan. 26, enrollment available

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Fort Myers Technical College is accepting students for the upcoming spring 2016 semester, which will begin Jan. 26. Fort Myers Technical College offers job skills training in more than 30 professions, including business, hospitality, technology, health science, education, automotive, construction, turbine generator maintenance, cyber security, web development, cosmetology and more.

Fort Myers Technical College enables students to become workforce-ready by offering high-quality career and technical training programs, dedicated to preparing students for the workforce. The low-cost, fast-paced educational programs provided by Fort Myers Technical College enables students to graduate debt-free after a year of college, prepared to secure a reliable, high-paying career in their chosen field.

Fort Myers Technical College is currently offering one-hour Information Sessions, led by a school counselor, every Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. when school is in session, to provide more information about the career training offered at Fort Myers Technical College, financial assistance and enrollment steps, followed by a tour of the campus.

To enroll for spring 2016 programs, students are required to meet with a college counselor to discuss educational options, and some students must complete a Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) or attend program-required orientation sessions or interviews prior to concluding the enrollment process. Financial aid is available to qualified students. For more information about programs and enrollment at Fort Myers Technical College for the upcoming semester, call 239-334-4544 or visit www.FortMyersTech.edu.

About Fort Myers Technical College

Fort Myers Technical College was authorized in 1966 and functions under the governance of the State of Florida Department of Education (DOE) Division of Workforce Development and The School District of Lee County. The post-secondary school provides more than 30 vocational and technical programs, including business, hospitality, technology, health science, education, automotive, construction and many more. Fort Myers Technical College is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Its mission is to provide high-quality career and technical training in order to prepare students for current and emerging industries and to assist students in obtaining workforce credentials through its certificate programs. Fort Myers Technical College is located at 3800 Michigan Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33916. For more information, call 239-334-4544 or visit www.FortMyersTech.edu.

Cape Coral Technical College to present open house Jan. 9 for potential students, semester begins Jan. 26

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Cape Coral Technical College will host an open house event Jan. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., showcasing Cape Coral Technical College’s business, technical, health and culinary occupation education programs for students interested in enrolling for the upcoming semester. The open house event will also feature a car show, food and bounce houses for children. Enrollment is currently available for the new semester, which will begin Jan. 26.

In honor of New Year’s, the theme of the open house is “Education Resolution,” encouraging students to change their lives for the better in 2016 by enrolling in one of Cape Coral Technical College’s many programs dedicated to preparing students for future careers in the health, business, hospitality and technology industries. Current students at Cape Coral Technical College will be participating in the open house through demonstrations, providing services and samples and interacting with visitors.

“A new year can serve as inspiration to try something different and take the next step in a new direction, and we encourage the community to come out and enjoy a fun day that has the opportunity to lead to the start of a future career,” said Brian Mangan, director of Cape Coral Technical College. “Our staff and students will be happy to reveal all that there is to love about Cape Coral Technical College, sharing the benefits of our low-cost, fast-paced educational programs that can get you ready for the workforce in one year.”

For more information about the upcoming open house, or to learn more about enrollment for the upcoming semester, visit www.CapeCoralTech.edu or call Cape Coral Technical College at 239-574-4440.

About Cape Coral Technical College

Cape Coral Technical College opened its doors to students in 1993 and is a public, post-secondary school that specializes in business, technical, health and culinary occupation education. The campus is part of the Lee County Public School System and is directed by the Lee County School Board. Cape Coral Technical College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE), approved by the Florida Board of Nursing, and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement, a division of Advanced (SACS/CASI). Its mission is to prepare students for employment by providing a positive learning environment where students can receive quality, technology-oriented education, update current job skills and acquire new skills that are required for employment. Cape Coral Technical College is located at 360 Santa Barbara Blvd. N., Cape Coral, FL 33993. For more information, call 239-574-4440 or visit www.CapeCoralTech.edu.

School District of Lee County hosts Dec. 3 winter teacher recruitment fair and substitute teacher information workshop

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Recruitment fair registration deadline Nov. 20

On Thursday, Dec. 3, the School District of Lee County is hosting a winter teacher recruitment fair from 4 – 7 p.m. and a substitute teacher information workshop from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Lee County Public Education Center, 2855 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. Those interested in attending the winter teacher recruitment fair must apply by Nov. 20 at www.leeschools.net/winter-recruitment-fair. Eligible candidates will receive an email invitation to attend, and must RSVP before Nov. 30. Additionally, the School District of Lee County will be offering two substitute teacher information workshops for those interested in becoming a substitute teacher. The first workshop will take place at 5 p.m., followed by a second workshop at 6 p.m. Those who are interested in attending the substitute teacher information workshops must register at www.leeschools.net/substitute-teacher-information-workshop.

The District is now hiring to fill a range of teaching positions, including elementary teachers for grades K-5, special education teachers, science and mathematics teachers, and reading and language arts teachers. For current listings, visit the District’s career page at www.leeschools.net/careers. Principals within the School District of Lee County will participate in the winter teacher recruitment fair to discuss available positions and provide recommendations. The District will offer district contracts to recommended candidates in all certification areas for the 2016-17 school year

The School District of Lee County serves more than 93,000 students in 96 schools and is the ninth-largest school district in Florida. Located on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, the District serves Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Cape Coral, Sanibel and Captiva Islands, Pine Island, Bonita Springs, Lehigh Acres and Alva. People come from all over the world to enjoy Lee County’s beautiful beaches, boating, fishing, watersports and nature attractions. Most importantly, Lee County is a community of people who care about the education of children.

The School District of Lee County provides competitive benefits, and continuing education opportunities are available at Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida SouthWestern State College and other local colleges and universities. The District includes a Microsoft Certified High School, Dunbar High School; a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, The Sanibel School; and one of the top International Baccalaureate High Schools in the world, Fort Myers High School.

About The School District of Lee County: Lee County Public Schools is the ninth-largest district in Florida and the 33rd-largest district in the United States. The District educates more than 93,000 students in grades K-12 and is a model for others in the state and around the nation. With approximately 10,000 full- and part-time employees, the District is one of the county’s largest employers. As the District builds new schools and renovates and expands existing facilities to accommodate the unprecedented growth experienced in the last several years, the District has become one of Southwest Florida’s largest developers.

Cape Coral Technical College hosts informational session for prospective nursing students Aug. 13

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Cape Coral Technical College invites potential students interested in nursing to join an informational session on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 1 p.m. on campus at Cape Coral Technical College to learn more about the college’s Practical Nursing program. The meeting will focus on how students can enroll in the Practical Nursing program and begin their training for a career in health care.

Cape Coral Technical College offers students small class sizes that provide personal instruction and hands-on training working directly with patients, physicians and nurses. The 12-month Practical Nursing program prepares future nurses for the National Nursing certification exam and offers job placement assistance to secure a job in the health care industry. Students who have completed this program may also be eligible for advanced placement in the Nursing programs at Florida SouthWestern State College or any other community college in Florida.

Fall semester at Cape Coral Technical College begins Aug. 24. For more information about how you can enroll for fall 2015 programs, visit www.CapeCoralTech.edu or call Cape Coral Technical College at 239-574-4440.

About Cape Coral Technical College

Cape Coral Technical College opened its doors to students in 1993 and is a public, post-secondary school that specializes in business, technical, health, marketing and culinary occupation education. The campus is part of the Lee County Public School System and is directed by the Lee County School Board. Cape Coral Technical College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE), approved by the Florida Board of Nursing, and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement, a division of Advanced (SACS/CASI). Its mission is to prepare students for employment by providing a positive learning environment where students can receive quality, technology-oriented education, update current job skills and acquire new skills that are required for employment. Cape Coral Technical College is located at 360 Santa Barbara Blvd. N., Cape Coral, FL 33993. For more information, call 239-574-4440 or visit www.CapeCoralTech.edu.