LTC celebrates TRiO Program success



Peer Tutor Justin Tharaldson display his recognition certificate as Director of Student Support Services Rivi Hatt looks on at the LTC Leadership Lunch honoring TRiO students and their tutors. Tharaldson is graduating on May 18 from the Mechanical Design program at LTC.



On May 1, Lakeshore Technical College students and their peer tutors were honored at the 3rd annual Leadership Luncheon Event to celebrate success in the TRiO program. Students and staff recognized 58 TRiO graduates, over 20 peer tutors and announced 16 new scholarship TRiO award recipients at the event. TRiO is an umbrella term used to describe several federally funded programs that serve low income and first generation college students. LTC is able to assist more than 140 students annually helping them develop the skills to academically succeed in college.

“I feel more confident in taking classes with being involved with TRiO because it gives me the comfort I need if I need any help with homework or scheduling,” said LTC student Jacqueline Cogswell of Two Rivers.

Offering study skills workshops, one-on-one study review and facilitating groups for select General education courses, programs like TRiO increase a students' likelihood to stay in school and graduate. In program courses, TRiO students are matched with appropriate tutors and several TRiO students eventually become peer tutors.

TRiO students are encouraged to volunteer their time on campus in mentoring positions by working with newly enrolled TRiO students and assisting with campus and classroom presentations to hone public speaking skills. Students also connect with other campus services such as Phi Theta Kappa, Student Clubs, Student Success and student employment not only to serve as means to improve their interpersonal skills to assist in college and the workplace, but also to serve as campus leaders.

“The many information sessions that TRiO has offered to me has been very helpful,” says LTC student King Lee of Sheboygan. “It has allowed me to look at the many options available to help me stay focused and achieve my goals at LTC and for my future”.

For more information on LTC's TRiO program, please contact Rivi Hatt at

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.<.p>

LTC, a nationally recognized technical college, was recently named a top 10 Bellwether Award finalist. The college was also ranked the #17 trade school in the nation by Forbes, the #3 two-year college in the nation for adult learners by Washington Monthly, #9 in the nation for two-year college educational outcomes by, and a top-150 two-year college for the fourth consecutive time by the Aspen Institute.

Close to 1,000 students graduate from LTC each year, and LTC’s associate degree graduates earn a median salary of $46,800 per year. In addition to the Cleveland campus, LTC serves students in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and offers classes at four additional sites throughout the district. Visit LTC at

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