Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® Foundation Awards Scholarships to Three Lakeshore Technical College Students




To help pursue their goals of working in the advanced manufacturing industry, Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs (NBT) awarded scholarships to three Lakeshore Technical College students. Ryan Pieri, Antonio Rivera, and Marshall Walker are among 23 students selected from across the country. The LTC students each received a $1,500 scholarship for the spring 2022 term.

Pierei, a Sheboygan resident, is in LTC’s mold making and CNC machinist apprenticeship program. 

Rivera, a Fond du Lac resident, is in LTC’s electro-mechanical automation technology program. 

Walker, a Sheboygan resident, is in LTC’s welding fabrication technician program.

“We are proud of our students and appreciate how these scholarships will help them pay for their education,” said LTC President Dr. Paul Carlsen. “Advanced manufacturing employers all around us are experiencing skilled labor shortages and we are doing all we can to prepare students to become workforce-ready.”

NBT is the charitable foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International®. Its purpose is to support individuals in discovering their interest in manufacturing and encourage the pursuit of a manufacturing career. The foundation awarded a total of 23 scholarships for the spring 2022 semester.

For additional details on LTC’s advanced manufacturing programs, some with January start dates, visit

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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, 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 $52,000 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