LTC Career Closet Seeking Clothing Donations for Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

11/13/2015

CLEVELAND, WI – 

The Lakeshore Technical College Career Placement Center, in partnership with the LTC Student Government Association, Student Chapter of Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Business Professionals of America is seeking donations of gently used professional attire no more than 3 years old for the annual Career Closet event. Men's and women's professional attire, all sizes, can be dropped off at the Manitowoc and Sheboygan Job Centers, or at the Career Placement Center of the LTC Cleveland campus from November 16 through November 25.

LTC's Career Closet opened in spring 2011 through the vision and leadership of two dislocated workers in collaboration with the Career Placement Center. The Closet is a key resource to help all students across the college. The Closet offers free access to donated professional attire for men and women, including suits, suit dresses, tan or black pants,  collared shirts, shoes, ties, belts, jewelry, purses, and padfolios. The Career Placement Center and Closet volunteers also offer advice on the job search, resume reviews, and clothing ensembles to build confidence and create a successful first impression. The Closet has served over 300 students since 2011.

"Many of our students don't have the budget to buy interview appropriate clothing," said Foua Hang, LTC Career Placement Manager. "Having appropriate clothing can give them the confidence boost they need to project well to an employer and be successful in an interview."

 The Career Closet is free and open to LTC students in the Wells Fargo Conference Room of the Lakeshore Building on Wednesday, December 2, from 11 am to 5:30 pm and Thursday, Dec. 3, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm.  Interested community organizations who would like access to the Closet or for any questions about Career Closet donations, contact the LTC Career Placement Center at 920.693.1387 or cps@gotoltc.edu.

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 WalletHub.com, a top-150 two-year college for the fourth 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 gotoltc.edu.

*Source: 2019 LTC Graduate Follow-up Report, 795 graduates contacted to complete the survey; 508 graduates or 64% completed the survey.

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