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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.
CLEVELAND, WI –
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.
For more information visit http://www.ghaasfoundation.org
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 an average starting salary of $45,000 per year. In addition to the Cleveland campus, LTC serves students in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and offers classes at four sites throughout the district. Visit LTC at gotoltc.edu.