LTC offers two Substance Abuse Seminars this Fall





Lakeshore Technical College is offering two seminars this fall related to recognizing substance abuse. Street Drug Awareness will be offered on Monday, October 31 from 5:30-8:30pm in the Cleveland Training Room. Substance Abuse and Its Effects on Job Safety seminar will be held Tuesday, November 22 from 8am – 12noon in the Cleveland Training Room.

Street Drug Awareness is recommended for, but not exclusive to, First Responders, EMTs, Doctors, Nurses and Lab Technicians. This course is designed to train medical professionals in recognizing the signs and symptoms of substance abuse. As the drug world is constantly changing and new drugs and trends continue to evolve, understanding that not all substance abuse is detectable through toxicology can be crucial in saving lives. Topics covered include current drug trends, bath salts and spice, vital signs and substance abuse, physiology of the human body and drug use, and prescription medications.

Substance Abuse and Its Effects on Job Safety is designed to give a basic understanding of substance abuse, and the knowledge to recognize it in the workplace. The costs to business in workplace productivity, employee injuries and work comp claims are estimated to be in the billions each year. Many employers believe that drug testing provides all of the necessary results for disciplinary procedures and protects them from civil liabilities; however this is not the case as many substances are not or cannot be tested for accurately.

The presenter for both seminars, Joe Keil, is a 24-year veteran of law enforcement. Keil became a K-9 handler in 1997. He and his K-9 partner Gus, made thousands of drug arrests resulting in the seizure of over $750,000 in cash, controlled substances and vehicle seizures from various cases.

Keil has written numerous newspaper and magazine articles on drug-related issues including trends, physiology of the human body and substance abuse, K9s and their usage during traffic stops. Keil is a published author of the book, When Just Say No Doesn’t Work, a comprehensive guide to recognizing substance abuse.

The cost of Street Drug Awareness is $80 and the class number is 66374. The cost of Substance Abuse and Its Effects on Job Safety is $120 and the class number is 66376. To register by phone with credit card, call 1.888.GO TO LTC (1.888.468.6582) Ext. 1366. For questions or detailed information, visit or call Ruth at 920.693.1167, or e-mail at

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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.<.p>

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, and a top-150 two-year college for the fourth consecutive time by the Aspen Institute.

Close to 1,000 students graduate from LTC each year, and LTC’s associate degree graduates earn a median salary of $46,800 per year. In addition to the Cleveland campus, LTC serves students in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and offers classes at four additional sites throughout the district. Visit LTC at

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