LTC to Offer Free Informational Session Focused On State’s Skilled Workforce Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

12/2/2013

CLEVELAND, WI – 

Lakeshore Technical College, in partnership with the Economic Development Corporation of Manitowoc County and the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation, will be hosting a free event for all businesses that will feature information on the Wisconsin Fast Forward initiative to bring additional funding for skills training for the state's workforce. The informational session will be held on Wednesday, December 11, from 10:00 a.m.-11:30a.m. in the Lake Michigan Conference Room located on LTC’s Cleveland campus.

The Wisconsin Fast Forward program includes $15 million in grants for employer-led worker training programs.  The intent is to provide businesses essential assistance that cannot be met through an existing program.  Grants will be awarded to maximize the impact of funds on businesses and also encourage the development of sustained pipelines that directly align with employer needs. 

Funding available through the Fast Forward program provides flexibility in meeting businesses’ workforce training needs for incumbent workers (includes new hires), as well as the unemployed and under-employed.

Shelly Harkins, from the Department of Workforce Development, will discuss the Wisconsin Fast Forward grant program and also talk about how businesses can apply for the grant money available for worker training.

To RSVP, contact LTC’s Workforce Solutions at workforcesolutions@gotoltc.edu by December 9th.

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 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: gotoltc.edu.

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