Lakeshore Technical College Offers Tractor and Farm Safety for Youth Courses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2/28/2014

CLEVELAND, WI – 

Lakeshore Technical College is offering two “Tractor Safety for Youth” courses which address both tractor/farm implement safety as well as farm-related safety practices. The first session will be held on Saturdays, March 29 to April 26; the second session will be held May 17, June 9, June 11 and June 13. The class will be held at LTC’s Cleveland campus in the Agriculture and Energy Building.

The course is intended for youth ages 13 and older. It will prepare participants for successfully completing the Wisconsin written exam and tractor driving demonstration toward certification that permits 14-year-olds to drive on public roads and work for non-family farm operations.

The course meets child labor requirements in agriculture under the Fair Labor Standards Act pertaining to employment of youth ages 14 and older on farms not operated by their parents or guardians.

Participants who attend every class and pass the course will receive a certificate of training. Successful students who are age 14 or older will be provided the certificate required by law to operate a tractor or self-propelled implement of husbandry on a public road.

A parent or legal guardian must accompany the student for the first two hours of the first class. The class number for Session 1 is 20018, and the class number for Session 2 is 20019.   The fee is $139, which includes the book. 

The registration deadline is ten days prior to the first day of class. Class size is limited to 20 students, and early registration is encouraged. To register, call 1-888-468-6582, ext. 1366.

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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