LTC Offers Free Non-Traditional Occupation Exploration Classes





Lakeshore Technical College will be offering the opportunity to explore non-traditional occupation through free classes. NTO exploration classes are designed to give women the opportunity to experience “hands-on learning” in fields that have traditionally had few females in their ranks and that may offer higher pay and greater satisfaction. Exploration classes will be offered in October and November.

Welding for Women is a free 16-hour class that will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 25 & 27 and November 1 & 3 from 5:00-9:00pm. Participants will learn about terms and skills used in welding, workplace safety and tools, gas metal arc welding and oxyfuel/plasma cutting, how to fabricate a box or project of choice, and career opportunities in the welding field.

Introduction to Automotive Maintenance Skills is a free 16-hour class that will be held on Mondays and Tuesdays, October 24 & 25 and November 7 & 8 from 4-7pm. Participants are asked to bring their own car and will have the opportunity to learn to perform safety inspections on a vehicle, use the latest diagnostic equipment and tools unique to the auto repair industry, perform needed repairs or maintenance on a vehicle and explore career opportunities in the automotive maintenance field.

Introduction to Food Manufacturing is a free 12-hour class that will be held on Wednesdays October 26 and November 2 & 9 from 5:00-9:00pm. Participants learn about career opportunities in the food production industry, understand entry level requirements, and have the opportunity to experience hands-on instruction in food sanitation, quality concepts, and high speed packaging. Participants assess personal ability and interest to work and/or train for occupations in the food production industry.

Introduction to Machine Tool Skills is a free 12-hour class that will be held on Mondays October 31 and November 7 & 14 from 8:00am-2pm. Participants will learn about the terms and skills used in machine tool; workplace safety and tools; hands-on introduction to the operation of the following machines: drill press, milling machines, lathes, saws and CNC; and career opportunities in the machine tool field.

Introduction to Auto Collision and Repair is a free 16-hour class that will be held on Thursday and Friday November 17 & 18 from 4:00-8:00pm and Saturday November 19 from 8:00am-4:30pm. Participants will learn to use industry tools safely; repair dents, sand body filler, spray primer and basecoat/clear coat paint; and explore career opportunities in auto collision repair industry

Space is limited. Preregistration is required and may be completed at or call LTC Sheboygan at 920.208.5888 or LTC Manitowoc at 920.683.2846 for more information.

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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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