LTC debuts state-of-the-art Driving Skills Course
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Lakeshore Technical College District Board Chair Roy Kluss cuts the ribbon Oct. 1 to mark the grand opening of LTC’s state-of-the-art Driving Skills Course. Joining Kluss are, from left, State Rep. Ted Zigmunt; Manitowoc County Board Chair Jim Brey; LTC President Mike Lanser; LTC District Board member Cindy Huhn; LTC District Board member Jutta Furca; LTC District Board member Jerry Voechting; Sheboygan Police Chief Tim Eirich; Michael Panosh, Regional Program Manager for the Wisconsin State Patrol Bureau of Transportation Safety; Manitowoc Fire Chief Bill Manis; Kohler Police Chief William Rutten; and Rich Hoerth, Dean of Public Safety at LTC.
CLEVELAND, WI –
More than 100 public safety officials, community representatives, staff and students made history Oct. 1 in the unveiling of Lakeshore Technical College's newest addition: the state-of-the-art LTC Driving Skills Course.
The only one of its kind in Wisconsin, the LTC Driving Skills Course offers the most advanced and high-tech driving training in the state. Its state-of-the-art roadway, lighting and signal technology not only prepare emergency vehicle operators, but offer enhanced driving skills to the general public.
"The LTC Driving Skills course will provide potentially life-saving technical training for students in the Criminal Justice, Fire and EMS programs. It will also provide critical skills for those already working in fields that require the operation of emergency vehicles," said LTC President Mike Lanser. "What this means for our community is safer roads during inevitable emergency situations. It also reflects the college's commitment to partnership with local agencies."
Partnering with LTC for the Oct. 1 grand opening event was the Wisconsin Department of Transportation's Zero in Wisconsin campaign, which aims to help save lives and reduce the number of traffic deaths that occur annually in the state. Michael Panosh, regional program manager for the Wisconsin State Patrol Bureau of Transportation Safety, spoke at the event on behalf of Zero in Wisconsin.
Other featured speakers were Kohler Police Chief William Rutten, Sheboygan Police Chief Tim Eirich and Manitowoc Fire Chief Bill Manis. State reps. Terry Van Akkeren and Ted Zigmunt, as well as Manitowoc County Board Chair Jim Brey, also were in attendance.
About Lakeshore Technical College
Lakeshore Technical College is a leading provider of technical education offering 100 career programs including associate degrees, technical diplomas, technical certificates, and apprenticeship programs. In addition, LTC offers distance learning, customized training to business and industry, and continuing educational opportunities.
Serving a 200,500-resident population in east central Wisconsin, LTC operates a main campus in Cleveland; additional learning sites at LTC Manitowoc and LTC Sheboygan; Community Education Centers at area high schools in Kiel, Mishicot, Plymouth, Random Lake, Reedsville, and Two Rivers; and 27 distance learning sites. LTC’s mission is to enrich lives and strengthen the economy by preparing a workforce that is skilled, diverse and flexible. On average, 79% of LTC graduates work in the LTC District which includes Manitowoc and Sheboygan Counties, and parts of Calumet and Ozaukee Counties. Visit LTC at: gotoltc.edu.