Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology (LWIT), located in Naples, Florida, is a post- secondary institution designed primarily to provide certificate and workforce development training to adults and Lorenzo Walker Technical High School juniors and seniors. LWIT and LWTHS are both part of the Collier County Public School system.
LWIT was established to provide technical instruction in high demand occupations; therefore, we actively seek to forge partnerships with business and industry. We believe that by doing so, we can more closely align our offerings with local employment opportunities.
LWIT Graduation – 2015
LWIT Cosmetology Students Helped Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week by providing manicures for teachers at Parkside Elementary School
LWIT Instructor Bob Jackson named 2015 Post Secondary Teacher of the Year for Collier County
When you think of the six critical skills that form the foundation for 21st Century success in the workplace, they are the very same skills that form the foundation for an entrepreneur – information literacy, collaboration, communication, creativity and innovation, problem solving and responsible citizenship. It is those skills that LWIT Entrepreneurship instructor Bob Jackson embeds in his every day lessons with students to stimulate their curiosity. Furthermore, Bob engages students in real-life interactions with other entrepreneurs in community events such as the Junior Achievement Awards dinner, the SCORE Annual recognition luncheon, the Southwest Speakers Assembly and the Blue Chip Awards luncheon to name a few. Bob provides real life experiences that give students an opportunity to think a problem through from start to finish and come up with a solution. As an example, for the past two years, under his guidance, students have placed and won business competition plans at Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Annual Entrepreneurship Challenge and Hodges University Business Plan competition. Bob came to teaching as a second career after retiring from a successful banking career. Mr. Jackson wanted to “give back to the community” and found that teaching was the way to help prepare the next generation. During his teaching career he has taught English for Speakers of Other Languages, Adult Basic Literacy and GED and of course, Entrepreneurship and Marketing.
Fly In/Cruise In Tablet Winner
Congratulations to the winner of the Fly-In, Cruise-In Tablet Drawing
Financial Aid Advisor, Heidi Duff, presents the tablet to Murrell Hollis, AACA Car Club member
Entrepreneur Students Score at Competition
Congratulations to the entrepreneurship students who participated in the Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Rinker School of Business Fourth Annual Entrepreneurship High School Challenge. Two of the LWIT teams placed in the top five with one winning 1st place and a $1,000 cash prize. Their success would not be possible without the support of their teacher, Bob Jackson, SCORE members, specifically Vin Izzi and Rick Ponton and the multimedia students.
Governor Scott Visits LWIT – Friday, January 9th, 2015
Governor Rick Scott visited LWIT on Friday, January 9, 2015, where he announced his recommendation for $20,000,000 in support of Technical Center and Technical College Funding.
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Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology is applying for re-accreditation with the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education and persons wishing to make comments should write to:
Executive Director, Commission of the Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road, Bldg. 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, GA 30350
or submit their comments via the Council web site (www.council.org).
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The mission of the Lorenzo Walker campus is to provide rigorous and relevant educational experiences that prepare all students with both the academic and technical skills necessary to succeed in their chosen careers and in further postsecondary education as desired.