New State-of-the-Art Culinary Facility Opens at Lakeshore Technical College
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CLEVELAND, WI —
Tuition Reimbursement & Jobs Available Through Kohler Hospitality and Real Estate
A new, state-of-the-art culinary arts learning environment opened August 24 on the Lakeshore Technical College (LTC) Cleveland campus. Instruction had been taking place at a Sheboygan facility since 2012 when the program launched.
The relocation of the culinary arts program to the Cleveland campus allows students to learn and hone their skills in a newly constructed commercial kitchen custom-designed for educational purposes. The move also allows for more convenient student access to vital college services including academic assistance and financial aid, as well as expanded opportunities to become engaged in student activities.
LTC culinary arts graduates continue to be in demand as opportunities increase for professionally trained chefs locally and beyond. The accreditation of the college’s program by the American Culinary Federation (ACF) provides graduates with an additional employment edge as ACF-certified culinarians.
Kohler Hospitality and Real Estate is anticipating such a high need for professionally trained chefs that it is annually offering to provide up to 10 LTC culinary arts program students with paid work opportunities and up to 100 percent tuition reimbursement. Students must agree to work for Kohler in a culinary capacity for three years after graduating from LTC.
“We are excited about offering culinary arts students a state-of-the-art learning environment on our Cleveland campus,” says LTC Dean of Business, Technology, and Hospitality Douglas Hamm. “Having more convenient access to all our college support services is also a huge benefit to students, as well as the opportunity to connect with Kohler so early in their career paths.”
LTC Culinary Instructors Chefs Will Lammers and Amanda Weber look forward to developing the 23 currently enrolled future chefs in the new facility, as well as additional students who will begin the program in January.
Information regarding LTC’s culinary arts program and the Kohler tuition reimbursement application can be found at gotoltc.edu/culinary-arts.
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.