John C. Miller Named Technical Education Champion by State District Boards Association



John Miller displays the Technical Education Champion Award with his wife, Kate and Victor González, Co-Chair of the Associations Marketing, PR and Awards Committee.



John C. Miller of Kohler was recognized on January 15 by the Wisconsin Technical College District Boards Association with their Technical Education Champion Award at a ceremony held at the Concourse Hotel in Madison. The Technical Education Champion Award recognizes an individual or organization for outstanding contributions to a local technical college district or the Technical College System. 


Miller has been instrumental in a number of Lakeshore Technical College Student Success initiatives. He founded the Financial Literacy program for LTC students as personal finances are often a barrier to degree completion.  He also funded the Students of Color Scholarships which provides tuition, program fees, and student support annually to 10 students of color in an underrepresented population. Miller also helped create the LTC Bridge Program which assists beginning college students and Adult Basic Education students in transitioning to college degree programs.


Miller served as the honorary Chairman of the KOHLER Center for Manufacturing Excellence Capital Campaign which $2.5 million dollars in order to expand and remodel facilities to increase not only the number of students but to also increase their skill level to meet local employer demand. 

John and his wife, Kate, live in Kohler and have two sons.

About Lakeshore Technical College

Each year more than 10,000 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.<.p>

LTC, a nationally recognized technical college, was recently named a top 10 Bellwether Award finalist. The college was also ranked the #17 trade school in the nation by Forbes, the #3 two-year college in the nation for adult learners by Washington Monthly, #9 in the nation for two-year college educational outcomes by, and a top-150 two-year college for the fourth consecutive time by the Aspen Institute.

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

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