LTC Career Closet Seeking Clothing Donations for Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

3/18/2014

CLEVELAND, WI – 

The Lakeshore Technical College Student Chapter of Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is seeking donations of gently used professional attire for the 4th annual Career Closet event. Men’s and women’s professional attire, all sizes, can be dropped off at the Manitowoc and Sheboygan Job Centers, or at the Career Placement Center of the LTC Cleveland campus from April 1st through April 15th.

LTC’s Career Closet opened in spring 2011 through the vision and leadership of two dislocated workers in collaboration with the Career Placement Center. These two students, along with many of their peers, faced career changes and financial challenges that impacted their confidence as well as their wardrobe. The Closet is a key resource to help all students across the college. The Closet offers free access to donated professional attire for men and women, including suits, collared shirts, shoes, ties, belts, jewelry, purses, and padfolios. The Career Placement Center and Closet volunteers also offer advice on the job search, resume reviews, and clothing ensembles to build confidence and create a successful first impression. The Closet has served over 250 students since 2011.

“A lot of our students are challenged economically to create the professional appearance that gives them the confidence boost they need to project well to an employer,” said Doug Hamm, LTC faculty advisor of SHRM. “Last year was our biggest event ever with 100 students served.

The Career Closet is open to LTC students April 22-24. Interested community organizations who would like access to the Closet and for any questions about Career Closet donations, contact the LTC Career Placement Center at 920.693.1387 or cps@gotoltc.edu.

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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