49 Students Pass Essential Worker Certifications at Lakeshore Technical College in December

Lakeshore continues training frontline workers to help fight the pandemic




CLEVELAND, WI – Forty-nine students successfully passed public safety certification exams held at Lakeshore Technical College in December. Among them, 27 completed their National Registry of Emergency Technician’s psychomotor exams. The psychomotor exam analyzes skills needed for patient assessment in trauma and medical situations, patient ventilation, oxygen administration, and cardiac arrest.

To meet COVID-19 safety protocols, students rotated in groups of six throughout the two days of testing. This included 21 candidates at the level of emergency medical technician and six at the level of emergency medical responder.

The remaining 22 candidates were firefighting students with 16 completing their Firefighter Level II certification skills testing that included flammable liquids firefighting skills, incident management and communication tests, and a vehicle extraction test station. Additionally, six students completed their fire apparatus driving and operating skills tests to prove their abilities to safely drive large fire apparatus and operate fire pumps.  

“With the COVID pandemic creating challenges for education as well as shortages of essential public safety workers, we are proud to graduate these students on time, with the knowledge and skills their communities need right now,” said Lakeshore Dean of Energy and Public Safety Ryan Skabroud. “We hope that many of these students will be back with us next semester for advanced education to grow in their capacity for serving the Lakeshore region.”

Skabroud added graduates of Lakeshore’s public safety programs are in demand. The college’s most recent data show 100 percent of the fire medic and emergency medical technician-paramedic program graduates were employed in their fields.

For details on public safety training programs at Lakeshore, visit gotoltc.edu/academics/degree-programs. January start dates are available for some.



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 $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.