Lakeshore Technical College Recognized as a Best-in-Class Employer




Lakeshore Technical College participated in Gallagher’s 2023 U.S. Benefits Strategy & Benchmarking Survey and was identified as an organization that excelled in implementing successful strategies for managing people and programs. Lakeshore was recognized for its comprehensive framework for strategically investing in benefits, compensation, and employee communication to support the health, financial security, and career growth of its employees at a sustainable cost structure.

According to Gallagher, designations such as Best-in-Class Employer help current and potential employees understand and appreciate an organization’s workplace culture and people strategy, which can be important differentiators as employers compete for talent in today’s labor market.

“To address high employee expectations in this continuously challenging labor market, we routinely examine our formula for attracting, onboarding, and retaining talent and adjust as needed to reflect what is valued in the market,” said Lakeshore President Dr. Paul Carlsen. “It is an honor to be recognized for the success we are seeing by providing employees with competitive benefits and experiences.”

Gallagher assigned points based on participating employers’ relative performance in areas including benefits and compensation strategies, workforce engagement survey participation, full-time employee turnover rate, the difference in healthcare costs over the prior year, and others.

Information about Lakeshore, including current open positions, can be found at

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About Lakeshore Technical College

Lakeshore Technical College is a comprehensive community and technical college educating more than 9,000 students annually. Students enroll at Lakeshore to master real-world, employable career skills and start their pursuit of a bachelor’s degree. Lakeshore faculty and staff are focused on providing each student an individualized learning experience.
Lakeshore Technical College is a nationally recognized two-year college. The college was ranked #2 in the nation by Washington Monthly, #17 in the nation by Forbes, #20 in the nation by, a top-150 two-year college by the Aspen Institute, a top 10 Bellwether Award finalist five out of the last six years, and named the 2021 Large Business/Industry of the Year by the Chamber of Manitowoc County.
Approximately 800 students graduate from Lakeshore each year, and associate degree graduates report earning a median salary of $59,899 within six months of graduating. In addition to the Cleveland campus, Lakeshore educates students at learning campuses in downtown Manitowoc and downtown Sheboygan. Classes are also offered at additional sites throughout the district. Visit Lakeshore at