$25,000 Awarded to Lakeshore Technical College School of Agriculture by Compeer Financial
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CLEVELAND, WI —
The School of Agriculture at Lakeshore Technical College has been awarded $25,000 through Compeer Financial’s Agriculture and Rural Initiative. Funds are being used to purchase an additional calf and ultrasound simulator that provides students the opportunity to practice animal health care techniques in a safe environment. Funds will also be invested in a plant system, crop scanner, and materials for outreach and recruitment.
Lakeshore was one of 11 colleges in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois selected to receive the grants this year.
“The additional tools and equipment we are acquiring will allow us to bring agriculture excitement to more classrooms on campus and high schools,” said Lakeshore President Dr. Paul Carlsen. “We appreciate Compeer’s support of the need to recruit and train a knowledgeable workforce for our community’s agriculture industry.”
In 2021, Compeer committed $1.9 million to grants and scholarships for select colleges over the following five years with the goal of further developing agriculture’s workforce. Lakeshore also received two $1,250 scholarships to award to students enrolled in agriculture programs.
For information on Lakeshore’s agriculture programs, visit gotoltc.edu/programs-and-courses/degree-programs.
Lakeshore Technical College students gather with Compeer Financial’s Karen Schieler, holding check on left, and Lakeshore President Dr. Paul Carlsen, far right, to celebrate Compeer’s $25,000 donation to the college’s School of Agriculture.
About Lakeshore Technical College
Each year more than 8,000 people enroll in courses at Lakeshore Technical College. They rely on Lakeshore for job preparation, to earn a degree, upgrade a specialized skill, train as an apprentice, or seek a high school equivalency. Lakeshore faculty and staff meet students where they are in life and help them get one step closer to achieving their goals.
Lakeshore Technical College is a nationally recognized technical college. The college was ranked the #2 two-year college in the nation for adult learners by Washington Monthly, #4 in the nation for two-year college educational outcomes by WalletHub.com, a top-150 two-year college by the Aspen Institute, a top 10 Bellwether Award finalist three out of the last four years, and the 2021 Large Business/Industry of the Year by the Chamber of Manitowoc County.
Approximately 800 students graduate from Lakeshore Technical College each year, and associate degree graduates earn a median salary of $54,048 per year. In addition to the Cleveland campus, Lakeshore serves students in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and offers classes at additional sites throughout the district. Visit Lakeshore at gotoltc.edu.