$1.3 Million Grant for Student Support Services Awarded to Lakeshore Technical College




Lakeshore Technical College (LTC) has been awarded $1.3 million over five years by the US Department of Education as part of its Student Support Services program. The purpose of the program, known at LTC as TRIO, is to increase college retention and graduation rates of participating students, facilitate their transfer from two-year to four-year colleges, and foster an institutional climate supportive of the success of low-income and first generation students, and students with disabilities.

“We are pleased to be selected for this grant which will allow the time and resources needed to provide each participant with holistic support as they work toward achieving educational goals,” said Rivi Hatt, TRIO/Student Support Services Director.

The program will serve 140 students annually with services including educational planning, academic support, academic and career advising, financial aid assistance, transfer advising, financial literacy, and leadership development opportunities. All services are provided at no cost to students. The grant also provides scholarships for eligible students.

Since 2015, an average of 93 percent of TRIO program participants have achieved good academic standing and 78 percent graduated with an associate degree or certificate.

Details about TRIO services can be found at gotoltc.edu/trio.


About Lakeshore Technical College

Each year more than 10,000 people enroll in courses at Lakeshore Technical College. They rely on LTC for job preparation, to earn a degree, upgrade a specialized skill, train as an apprentice, or seek a high school equivalency. LTC faculty and staff meet students where they are in life and help them get one step closer to achieving their goals.

LTC is a nationally recognized technical college. The college was ranked the #2 two-year college in the nation for adult learners by Washington Monthly, #11 in the nation for two-year college educational outcomes by WalletHub.com, a top-150 two-year college for the fifth consecutive time by the Aspen Institute, and a top 10 Bellwether Award finalist for two consecutive years.

Approximately 800 students graduate from LTC each year, and LTC’s associate degree graduates earn a median salary of $42,000 per year. In addition to the Cleveland campus, LTC serves students in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and offers classes at additional sites throughout the district. Visit LTC at gotoltc.edu.