FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CLEVELAND, WI —
Lakeshore Technical College announced today it is partnering with local market research expert Leede Research to complete an Education Assessment Program in the LTC service area. The goal of the program is to better understand the educational needs of the community moving forward. The information gathered from key stakeholder groups will be used by LTC leadership, board, and committees to develop the strategic plan for the school and related community assets for coming years.
The first step of the study will be a series of online surveys targeting businesses, students, and the general population of the LTC service area. These will be launched early June and will ask about education needs and the programs and services LTC offers in the area. Dr. Paul Carlsen, president of Lakeshore Technical College noted, “It is vital that we be aligned with the needs of our local stakeholders to ensure we provide the most appropriate programs and services in our communities. These surveys are just one way we can make this connection and deliver viable products.”
The community is asked to participate in these surveys and provide their thoughts for the future. The program is made available in part through Leede’s Community Grant Program, which is designed to help area organizations advance community needs.
Lakeshore Technical College is a public, two-year post-secondary educational institution focused on technical education. 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. In addition to the Cleveland campus, LTC serves students in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and offers classes at additional sites throughout the district.
Leede Research is a Manitowoc-based marketing research firm that has over 35 years of consumer and business research experience and has strong ties to both LTC and the state technical college system. Dean Halverson, CEO of Leede, is an LTC alumnus and the firm has worked with about half of the schools in Wisconsin over its history. Leede also has offices in Minneapolis. The company worked with LTC to design an information gathering program to better understand the needs of key stakeholders to LTC.
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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, the #17 trade school in the nation by Forbes, #11 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.
Approximately 800 students graduate from LTC each year, and LTC’s associate degree graduates earn a median salary of $47,800* 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.
*Source: 2019 LTC Graduate Outcomes report, 795 graduates contacted to complete the survey; 508 graduates or 64% completed the survey.