There is a special commemoration happening in Immokalee this year. Ten years ago in January, Immokalee Technical College opened its doors to provide local access to state of the art career and technical education (CTE) for the folks in Immokalee and the surrounding areas. No longer did those seeking training to better their employment potential have to travel to Naples or Ft. Myers for quality post-secondary education targeted to high wage, high demand positions. A grand opportunity was now right in their own back yard.
Annually, iTECH serves about 750 students. Three hundred seventy five of those students which includes 170 high school students dually enrolled at iTECH seize that opportunity to enhance their lives and increase exponentially their earning power by enrolling in and graduating from one of iTECH’s seventeen career and technical education programs. Some students even complete more than one program to add luster to their marketability. The remainder of the students study GED, basic skills, and English in preparation for future CTE enrollment.
The 2019 iTECH graduating class will enter the workforce well prepared to meet the rigor and conquer the challenges just as their predecessors have done. This year’s graduates, however, had a special moment added to their ceremony. They saw their graduation program with all their names placed in a time capsule along with other objects that represent each of the nineteen career and technical education and literacy programs offered at the college. The time capsule will be enclosed in a case and displayed in the college’s conference center hallway. It will be opened in the spring of 2029 when the college celebrates its twentieth anniversary.
iTECH honors the following graduates:
GED: Fabiola Acosta Salas, Wooderson Jean Mary, Jerffson Joseph, Annabelle Miranda, Moises Pedro, Vanessa Rodriguez, Jo Stacy Saint Juste, Jacquelynn Snitchler, Caylin Torro, Ethan Torro and Brooke Zarate.
ELL: Marie Solene Accime, Widelyne Alcius, Abdias Alexis, , Virginia Alvarez Brito, Karen Elizabeth Caldera-Rodriguez, Taicha Chertoute, Jean Demezier, Rose Germinale, Maria Guerrero Vieyra, Joan Huaranga Chunga, Carlins Yoshi Joseph, Emmanuella Jeudi, Enderson Laguerre Riche, Ismiraldoue Leblanc, Raymonde Louissaint, Jean Wisly Noel, Erlande Renfort, Wencia Saint Georges and Michenaida Ulysse.
Early Childhood Education: Gladys Baltazar, Adeline Cearc, Julissa Itzel Cortes Gonzalez, Emily Michelle Frederick, Anahy Hernandez, Teishawna Hughes, Maria Mejia, Arivel Preciado, Jasmin Torrijos and Islande Victorin.
Cosmetology: Damian Diaz, Hernan Olivares Gonzalez, Fermin Martinez, Luz Estela Martinez, Eric Ruben Ramirez, Guadalupe Reyes, Francisco Sanchez and Juan Velasquez.
Culinary Arts & Hospitality: Axer Diaz Villanueva, Vivian Juarez, Oscar Sandoval, Nery Alberto Cifuentes and Julio Cesar Loya.
Heavy Equipment Service Technician: Alfredo Aguillon Chavez, Horacio Lee Ayala, Presley Sherman Campbell, Jose Luis DeSantiago, Enrique Jimenez Arreguin, Alek Mandos, Marcelo Menejias, Carlos Reyes and Deontay Jermair Seal.
Automotive Service Technology: Luis A. Alfonso, Jean Carlos Almaguer, Zachary Lloydel Atkinson, Eduardo Carrillo, Jamar Lawrence and Jose Johan Nieto.
Machining Technology: Wyatt Lane Bowlin, Julio Bustamante, Joseph Demeo, Joseph Demeo, Adrian Raya and Ivan Uriostegui.
Medical Coder/Biller: Luz Nieto.
C.N.A.: Leanne Cecelia Campbell, Noemi Duran-Munoz, Elissa Cortez, Stephanie Gabeau, Bianca Hernandez, Jacqueline Perez and Julian Plata.
Accounting Operations: Nellanie Cantu, Uriel Martinez, Schneinda Paul
Legal Administrative: Brittney Granims and Cecilia Ann Rivera.
Medical Administrative Specialist: Renae Alfaro, Gloria Arreguin, Alma Baltazar, Clawoodine Derilus, Cruz Herrera and Kenley Meralus.
Computer Systems Information Technology & Applied Cyber Security: Alvaro Flores, Jayson Raul Gomez, Eduardo Lazalde, Vladimy Saint Louis, Brandon Gregory Miners, Mackenson Ojisma, Guadalupe Renteria and Jair Sangenis Trejo.
Digital Media-Multimedia Design: Ricardo Jaimen Aragon Reyes, Kevin Faget, Anissia Garcia, Brenda Perez Garcia, Heber Barush Ponce Morales, Andrew Jacob Robles