Apprentices honored at LTC banquet




CLEVELAND — May 20, 2013-- Thirty apprentices were honored Monday at Lakeshore Technical College’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 LTC’s apprenticeship programs. In these programs, workers earn while they learn the practical and theoretical aspects of highly skilled occupations. LTC’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.

“Without apprentices, we wouldn’t have many of the modern conveniences we have today,” said Newson. “Apprentices have made things simple, convenient and have been driving innovation for years.”

Apprentices recognized Monday — including their Wisconsin hometown, apprenticeship area and sponsoring employer — are:

Anthony Hoffmann, Industrial Electrician, Johnsonville Sausage, LLC

Brian Hansen, Maintenance Mechanic, Nemak

Eugene Jacobs, Machinist, LDI Industries

Francis Creek
Marshall Marquardt, Carpenter (Construction), Hamann Construction Company

Howards Grove
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

Sheboygan Falls
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

Lakeshore Technical College is a leading provider of technical education offering more than 120 career programs including associate degrees, technical diplomas, technical certificates and apprenticeship programs. In addition, LTC offers distance learning, customized training to business and industry, and continuing education opportunities.

Serving a 200,500-resident population in east central Wisconsin, LTC operates a main campus in Cleveland and additional learning sites at LTC Manitowoc, LTC Sheboygan, LTC-Plymouth Science & Technology Center, and the Lakeshore Culinary Institute. The college also operates Community Education Centers at area high schools in Elkhart Lake, Cedar Grove-Belgium, Howards Grove, Kiel, Mishicot, Oostburg, Plymouth, Random Lake, Reedsville, and Two Rivers; and 27 distance learning sites. LTC's mission is to enrich lives and strengthen the economy by preparing a workforce that is skilled, diverse and flexible. On average, 87% of LTC graduates work in the LTC District which includes Manitowoc and Sheboygan Counties, and parts of Calumet and Ozaukee Counties. Visit LTC at:

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