Lakeshore Technical College Earns 14th Consecutive Military Friendly School Designation




Military Friendly Award

For the 14th consecutive year, Lakeshore Technical College earned the Military Friendly School designation. Schools earning the designation were evaluated using public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. Only 665 of over 1,800 schools participating in the 2023-2024 survey earned special awards for going above the standard. Lakeshore earned a gold award, which indicates leading practices, outcomes, and effective programs for veterans transitioning from military careers to school and satisfying careers as civilians.

“Receiving this honor year after year is a result of our ongoing commitment to welcoming veterans to learn with us and supporting them throughout their education journeys,” said Lakeshore President Dr. Paul Carlsen. 

Lakeshore works with County Veterans Services, Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Federal Veterans Administration to ensure veterans have access to resources that can support success. Through the Wisconsin GI Bill, veterans and their dependents can apply for tuition and material fee waivers. Lakeshore also processes state level Retraining Grant Applications for veterans who are dislocated workers, National Guard Tuition Grant Applications, and VetEd Reimbursement Grants. Those eligible for the Federal GI Bill can benefit from tuition assistance, housing allowance, and additional stipends to cover education costs.

Registration for new and returning veterans begins April 3 for Lakeshore’s summer and fall terms. Alumni, returning, and new program students can begin registering April 4. Registration will be open to everyone on April 14.

For information about Lakeshore’s student veteran benefits, visit

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, 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