State tech college board recognizes Johnsonville Sausage with Futuremakers Partner Award
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CLEVELAND, WI –
Johnsonville Sausage received the Futuremakers Partner Award from the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Board. The presentation was part of the WTCS Board meeting held May 10-11 in Sheboygan and Cleveland. The award recognizes organizations that partner with technical colleges in pursuit of strong futures through sustainable jobs.
System President Dan Clancy presented the award to Johnsonville Sausage for the company’s significant financial and workforce investment, which in turn, helps increase the economic vitality of the region. The award was made at the recommendation of Lakeshore Technical College (LTC), who works in close partnership with Johnsonville Sausage to improve student employability skills. Johnsonville employees participate on LTC program advisory committees and ensure student access to affordable education through support of student aid programs. Johnsonville Sausage has been a strong financial contributor to the LTC Foundation and has shared their business and management expertise on the Foundation Board.
“We are proud to recognize Johnsonville Sausage as a Futuremakers Partner Award recipient,” said Clancy. “LTC and Johnsonville Sausage have a long history of partnership that has improved the quality of LTC education and training programs and graduates and that has helped LTC grow and expand its enrollment and facilities.”
Johnsonville Sausage is the No. 1 producer of brats, Italian sausage, smoked-cooked links and fresh breakfast sausage. The company employs approximately 1,300 members, and its products are available in all 50 states and in about 30 countries.
“I am honored to accept this award on behalf of all Johnsonville Sausage team members, the majority of whom have received training from LTC,” said Don McAdams, director of organizational development of learning. “And I want to thank Lakeshore Technical College for helping to develop a true partnership, one that improves operations of both the college and our company and, as a result, increases positive economic outcomes.”
“LTC and Johnsonville Sausage share the same commitment to investing in and strengthening our local communities,” LTC President Mike Lanser said. “Lakeshore Technical College faculty, staff and students have benefitted greatly from our partnership with Johnsonville Sausage and I look forward to continuing to work together to build bright futures for our residents and our communities for many years to come.”
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.