Local Workforce Training Picking Up After Pandemic Slowed Activity Down

Modifications made by Lakeshore Technical College allow for safe, effective training.




The pandemic caused virtually all businesses to modify their strategic plans in some manner, including how they address workforce development. Many businesses reduced or eliminated training for safety and/or budget reasons. Trainers needed to modify the training to ensure safe and effective delivery. Lakeshore Technical College’s Workforce Solutions division, which provides continuing education, seminars, and assessment services to local business and industry, took the opportunity over the past year to modify its training delivery options. The college has over 50 learning opportunities listed in its recently published spring 2021 seminar catalog.

“Based on the increase we are seeing this year in registrations and inquiries for training, it looks like companies are starting to open back up for training,” says Lakeshore’s Dean of Apprenticeship and Workforce Development Jeff Grunewald. “We know professional development is important to employee retention and can be an attractive benefit to potential new employees, so we are excited to see this for businesses.”

Lakeshore is offering topics in advanced manufacturing, leadership, safety and compliance, industrial maintenance, and other areas. Course delivery varies by topic. Both in-person and remote delivery are scheduled, with some courses delivered via both.

For details on spring seminars available through Lakeshore’s Workforce Solutions, visit gotoltc.edu/seminars.

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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, #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.