$1.43 Million In Competitive Grant Funding Awarded to Lakeshore Technical College

Wisconsin Technical College System awards LTC the highest amount among all the system’s colleges. 




Lakeshore Technical College received approval this week from the Wisconsin Technical College System board for $1.43 million in competitive grant funding, the highest amount among all 16 colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College System. This is an increase of $127,894 over last fiscal year.

The funding was awarded to support key areas including a new cybersecurity program launching in fall, culinary and nursing career pathways, and the radiography, welding, and mechanical design programs. 

“The success we are seeing in competitive grant funding will support students preparing for in-demand, high-paying careers that employers in our district are looking for,” said LTC President Dr. Paul Carlsen. “Receiving this amount is a significant accomplishment for us and our district, especially considering we are the third smallest college in terms of full-time student enrollment within the state’s technical college system.” 

LTC was also awarded: $416,095 in allocation grants that fund student success, nontraditional occupations, and professional growth efforts; and $274,788 in second-year allocations for Adult Education and Family Literacy Act funding that supports programs helping adults acquire basic such as reading, writing, math, English language proficiency, and problem solving.

Information about LTC and the programs receiving grant funding can be found at gotoltc.edu.

Cyber Security Specialist
Lakeshore Technical College’s new IT-Cybersecurity Specialist program, launching in fall, is one of several programs receiving grant funding for the next fiscal year.

About Lakeshore Technical College

Each year nearly 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, #20 in the nation for two-year college educational outcomes by WalletHub.com, a top-150 two-year college by the Aspen Institute, and a top 10 Bellwether Award finalist for the third time in four years. 

Approximately 800 students graduate from LTC each year, and LTC’s associate degree graduates earn a median salary of $52,000 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.