FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CLEVELAND, WI –
CLEVELAND â€” May 20, 2013-- Thirty apprentices were honored Monday at Lakeshore Technical Collegeâ€™s annual Apprenticeship Completion Banquet held at Millhome Supper Club in Kiel.
The banquet recognized the completion of the paid-related classroom instruction for individuals in LTCâ€™s apprenticeship programs. In these programs, workers earn while they learn the practical and theoretical aspects of highly skilled occupations. LTCâ€™s registered apprentices are sponsored by employers and paid hourly wages to attend LTC in their specific trades.
The apprenticeship completers were recognized by keynote speaker, Reggie Newson, Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. Newson relayed his own personal experience as his mother works as a machinist and his father as a welder.
â€œWithout apprentices, we wouldnâ€™t have many of the modern conveniences we have today,â€ said Newson. â€œApprentices have made things simple, convenient and have been driving innovation for years.â€
Apprentices recognized Monday â€” including their Wisconsin hometown, apprenticeship area and sponsoring employer â€” are:
Anthony Hoffmann, Industrial Electrician, Johnsonville Sausage, LLC
Brian Hansen, Maintenance Mechanic, Nemak
Eugene Jacobs, Machinist, LDI Industries
Marshall Marquardt, Carpenter (Construction), Hamann Construction Company
Kyle Prideaux, Industrial Electrician, Curt G Joa Inc.
Travis Fowler, Sheet Metal Worker, Groeschel Company Inc.
Russell Buretta, Tool and Die Maker, LDI Industries
Eric Chase, Machinist, KNM LLC
Jason Hastreiter, Machinist, HG Weber & Company Inc
Bruce Heimerman, Maintenance Mechanic, Federal Mogul Corporation
Matthew Heinzen, Tool and Die Maker, Manitowoc Tool & Manufacturing LLC
Brian Hetue, Maintenance Mechanic, PolyOne Corporation
Adam Korte, Industrial Electrician, Parker Hannifin Corporation
Daniel Luckow, Machinist, Stecker Machine Company Inc
Jarek Ordiway, Machinist, LDI Industries
Hayden Schmidt, Machinist, Jagemann Stamping Company
Paul Senn, Maintenance Mechanic, LDI Industries
Ryan Tollefson, Sheet Metal Worker, Aldag Honold Mechanical LLC
Jay Engelbert, Industrial Electrician, Scandia Plastics LLC
Kyle Kinney, Electrical/Mechanical Maintenance, Rockline Industries
Eric Neese, Industrial Electrician, Johnsonville Sausage Inc.
Michael Blasczyk, Electrical/Mechanical Maintenance, Saco Polymers
Sherry Gamb, Tool and Die Maker, American Orthodontics
John Kupsch, Maintenance Mechanic, Masters Gallery Foods Inc
Chad Pennings, Industrial Electrician, Johnsonville Sausage LLC
Troy Yurk, Maintenance Mechanic, Integral Electrical Service LLC
Scott Eckert, Electrical/Mechanical Maintenance, Nemak
James Theune, Maintenance Mechanic, Aurora Medical Center Grafton
Larry McBain, Maintenance Technician Mechanical, Alliant Energy Corporation
Dennis Bratz, Maintenance Mechanic, Nemak
About Lakeshore Technical College
Each year more than 11,000 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.
Close to 1,000 students graduate from LTC each year, and LTC’s associate degree graduates earn an average starting salary of $45,000 per year. In addition to the Cleveland campus, LTC serves students in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and offers classes at four sites throughout the district. Visit LTC at gotoltc.edu.