FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CLEVELAND, WI –
LTC's annual Youth Apprenticeship Banquet was held on May 27th on the College's Cleveland campus and honored 64 student graduates.
Youth apprenticeship offer students the opportunity to explore future careers while they are still in high school and get paid for their time working at area employers. Youth apprenticeship offers one- and two-year programs in fields like Health, Hotel and Hospitality, Culinary, Finance, Mechanical Design, Welding, and Manufacturing.
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Secretary Reggie Newson and Kohler Company Global Maintenance Processing Supervisor Robert Wells, addressed the estimated 270 guests for the evening.
Newson congratulated students for their accomplishments, stating: "Wisconsin's Youth Apprenticeship program serves as a key talent development strategy that prepares students for postsecondary education and employment success. Thanks to the tireless efforts of our local partner, the Sheboygan Area Youth Apprenticeship Consortium, you have gained the training and skills needed to effectively enter the workforce and pursue your higher education and career goals."
Special recognition went to high school students John Boeckmann, of Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah High School and Nick Steenwyk of Sheboygan Lutheran High School. Boeckmann is a 2 year YA student in Industrial Maintenance at Curt G. Joa, Inc. who will be moving forward into their Registered Apprenticeship next year. Steenwyk, a 2nd year Engineering Youth Apprentice at Kohler Company will be attending Duke University in the fall majoring in Bio-Medical Engineering and minoring in Global Studies.
The Sheboygan YA program has grown rapidly in the past few years, from 11 students in 2010-11 to 32 students in 2011-12. The program swelled to 68 students in the 2013-14 school year and the 2014-15 year saw 92 students enrolled in the program as area businesses are acknowledging the need to recruit future employees to occupations that will be in demand in the near future. The commitment from local high schools, LTC and area businesses will ensure that opportunities are available to students in the career fields which are most sought after by industries in the Sheboygan area.
"Many students have solidified their choice of occupation based upon their full one or two year experience and with the help of their mentor as well as the relevant classwork," says Sheboygan YA Coordinator Jill Preissner. "It's this combination of work and extra career related education that makes the Youth Apprenticeship Program a unique experience for many students in the Sheboygan Area."
For more information contact Jill Preissner at (920) 693-1261 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elkhart Lake High School
Charles Aviles, Kevin Bell, Michael Birenbaum, John Boeckmann
Howards Grove High School
Cora Bollwahn, Davina Boykin, Wesley Brockway, Eric Burgard, Stephan Clemens
IDEAS High School
Kiel High School
Sabrina Doxtator, Zachary Dulmes, Will Goedeke, Hunter Grunow, Nick Harmeling, Carver Hass
Kohler High School
New Holstein High School
Mackenzie Kaat, Samantha Kannich, Caleb Kelley, Noah Kreis
Oostburg High School
Phoua Kue, Tess Leibham, Joshua LeMahieu, Patrick Lemkuil, Samuel Loomans, Ian McKinch
Plymouth High School
Alexander Mueller, Jacob Muth, Matthew Nitsch, Jairo Orozco, Sergio Pulido, Jarred Rautmann, Hunter Rolkosky, Mike Rose, Tyler Rose, Alexia Samsal, Aaron Schaefer
Sheboygan Christian High School
Caterson Schamberger, Brittany Schneider, Hunter Schoenborn, Collin Scholz
Sheboygan Falls High School
Philip Schultz, Sara Schultz, Logan Schwartz, Jordan Sonnentag
Sheboygan Lutheran High School
Omar Sosa, Carlie Stauss, Nicholas Steenwyk, Dakota Steffen
Sheboygan North High School
Tristan Stiebs, Taylor Tesky, Cheyenne Thein, Alizabeth Thelen, Stephanie Thiel
Sheboygan South High School
Stuart Thiel, Charlie Tobin, Breanna VanEss, Zackary Vogel, Derek Wagner, Claire Wichert, Chris Wilson, Tessa Woelfel, Windy Xiong, Choua Yang
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.