$2.87 Million COVID-Related Grant Awarded to Lakeshore Technical College
Largest grant received in school history will expand opportunities for students.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CLEVELAND, WI —
Current and future students impacted by COVID-19 will benefit from a $2.87 million competitive grant awarded to Lakeshore Technical College – the largest in the college’s history. The grant was secured through the U.S. Department of Education’s Institutional Resilience and Expanded Postsecondary Opportunity program. LTC’s portion is the largest amount awarded in Wisconsin and among the largest awarded in the country.
Funds will be used to address gaps created by the onset of the novel coronavirus at LTC and in the local K-12 system.
“Our college’s faculty and staff have all gone above and beyond to meet student and community needs during this pandemic. Being awarded the largest competitive grant in the college’s history is a direct reflection of their hard work and mission focus,” said LTC President Dr. Paul Carlsen. “These funds will be leveraged to have a transformational impact on our student experience.”
LTC has been offering safe in-person instruction since fall 2020. The college also offers online, iFlex®, and competency-based learning options.
The grant funding is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education. The entire cost of the program, $2,873,887, will be financed through the federal grant.
For additional information about LTC, visit gotoltc.edu.
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, #20 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 $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.