FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CLEVELAND, WI —
Twenty nine apprentices were honored May 18 at Lakeshore Technical College's annual Apprenticeship Completion Banquet held at Millhome Supper Club in Kiel.
The banquet recognized the completion of the paid-related classroom instruction for individuals in LTC's apprenticeship programs. In these programs, workers earn while they learn the practical and theoretical aspects of highly skilled occupations. LTC's registered apprentices are sponsored by employers and paid hourly wages to attend LTC in their specific trades.
The apprenticeship completers were recognized by keynote speaker, John Lukas, Vice President of LDI, Inc. in Manitowoc. Lukas is an active advocate for apprenticeship by serving on several committees, both locally and at the state, that center around apprenticeship and Lukas is a member of the State of Wisconsin Apprenticeship Consortium through the Department of Workforce Development.
Apprentices recognized - including their hometown, apprenticeship area and sponsoring employer - are:
Jason Oleson, Industrial Electrician, Johnsonville Sausage LLC
Fond du Lac
Ryan Mitchell, Sheet Metal Worker, J. F. Ahern Company
Alexander Hoffmann, Industrial Electrician, Charter Steel
Trevor Wehrmann, Maintenance Technician, Curt G. Joa Inc.
Nathaniel Schultz, Maintenance Mechanic Johnsonville, Sausage LLC
Thomas Bartelme, Maintenance Mechanic, LDI Industries
Gregory Bauer, Tool and Die Maker, Jagemann Stamping Company
Scott Paquette, Tool and Die Maker, KNM LLC
James Siebert, Maintenance Mechanic, Federal Mogul Power Train Systems
DeNean Stadelman, Machinist, Ariens Company
Tou Vang, Machinist
Keith Schleis, Machinist
Andrew Karpinski, Industrial Electrician, Charter Steel
Steven Laehn, Industrial Electrician, Johnsonville Sausage LLC
Matthew Williams, Maintenance Technician Mechanical, Alliant Energy Edgewater
Ross Gamble, Mold Maker (Die Cast) (Plastic), Nemak
Stephen Kalies, Patternmaker All Around, Brillion Iron Works Inc.
Lincoln Gregory, Tool and Die Maker, The Vollrath Company LLC
David Guillette, Mold Maker (Die Cast) (Plastic), Nemak
Charles Hattula, Industrial Electrician, Bemis Manufacturing Company
Timothy Popp, Millwright, Curt G. Joa Inc.
Pao Yang, Millwright, Plastics Engineering Company
Joshua Ewald, Sheet Metal Worker, Aldag Honold Mechanical Inc.
Matt Gaboda, Maintenance Technician Mechanical, Alliant Energy Edgewater
Branden Zinser, Machinist, Curt G. Joa Inc.
Craig Gates, Machinist, Kaufman Manufacturing Company
Rodney Hanes, Machinist, Ariens Company
Zachary Puddy, Metal Fabricator, Manitowoc Cranes Inc.
Roger Willoughby, Metal Model Maker, The Vollrath Company LLC
Peter Davis, Sheet Metal Worker, Crafts, Inc.
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, 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 WalletHub.com, and a top-150 two-year college for the fourth consecutive time by the Aspen Institute.
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 gotoltc.edu.
*Source: 2019 LTC Graduate Follow-up Report, 795 graduates contacted to complete the survey; 508 graduates or 64% completed the survey.