LTC Foundation Receives Scholarship Gift From Haas Foundation



R to L: LTC President Michael Lanser, Rich Hoerth, LTC Executive Dean of Manufacturing/Trades/Agricultural, Tim Turner, Haas Factory Outlet Sales Engineer, Katie Willinger, LTC Foundation Development Director and Wally Mulvaney, Haas Factory Outlet Sales Manager, present a check with LTC students and instructors watch in the background.


Representatives from Haas Factory Outlet recently presented the Lakeshore Technical College Foundation with a check for $10,000 to be used for scholarships for students pursuing Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machinist training at LTC. The grant was funded by the Gene Haas Foundation.


The gift will fund ten $1,000 scholarship for students demonstrating financial need and are enrolled in their second year of the CNC Technician Program at LTC. This second year of the program is where much of the student training takes place in programming and operations on Haas simulators and CNC turning and machining centers.


Tim Turner and Wally Mulvaney of Haas Factory Outlet presented the check in front of a group of current CNC Technician program students and faculty gathered at the Kohler Center for Manufacturing Excellence on the LTC campus in Cleveland.


"Everybody in manufacturing is looking for skilled CNC machinists," said Turner, Haas Sales Engineer. "We have more than 2000 Haas machines in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula and training machinists here at LTC will give them a great start in the CNC field."


The LTC Foundation recently completed the first capital campaign in its 100-year history, raising nearly $2.5 

million dollars to support renovations to the college's two manufacturing facilities and adding capacity for up to an additional 50 students annually to help meet local demand for manufacturing workers. The KOHLER Center for Manufacturing Excellence allows the college to train a larger and more skilled workforce to accommodate community workforce growth.


"I can't thank Wally, Tim and Haas enough for their partnership," said LTC President Michael Lanser. We have great instructors, great students and it's great partners like Haas who are dedicated to education. Together, we make a difference in workforce development in manufacturing."


About the Gene Haas Foundation

 In 1999 Gene Haas founded the Gene Haas Foundation.  Growing up with a strong social conscience instilled by his family, Haas initially formed the foundation to fund the needs of the local community and other deserving charities. To date, more than 1200 charitable organizations and schools have received funds totally over 27 million dollars from GHF


Today, Haas still remains a primary supporter of the community where his 1 million square foot manufacturing facility is located in Oxnard, CA.


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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.

LTC is a nationally recognized technical college. The college was ranked the #2 two-year college in the nation for adult learners by Washington Monthly, the #17 trade school in the nation by Forbes, #11 in the nation for two-year college educational outcomes by, a top-150 two-year college for the fifth consecutive time by the Aspen Institute, and a top 10 Bellwether Award finalist.

Approximately 800 students graduate from LTC each year, and LTC’s associate degree graduates earn a median salary of $47,800* per year. In addition to the Cleveland campus, LTC serves students in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and offers classes at additional sites throughout the district. Visit LTC at

*Source: 2019 LTC Graduate Outcomes report, 795 graduates contacted to complete the survey; 508 graduates or 64% completed the survey.

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