LTC students sign to attend college at national letter of intent day




Local high-schoolers from four area counties signed letters of intent to attend Lakeshore Technical College in Fall 2017, at the National Career and Technical Education Letter of Intent Signing Day event held at LTC on Wednesday, April 5.

"By signing our incoming students to Letters of Intent, we're telling them that we've reserved a place for them and we want them," said Dr. Michael Lanser, LTC President. "Technical education will prepare them to enter the job market and for a strong career."

This national event sponsored by the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) mirrors the NCAA's National Signing Day for athletes who commit to play sports in college. It is designed to honor students who are entering a technical field and to celebrate the dignity of technical education.

LTC offers more than sixty career programs in one of six divisions: Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering, Business and Technology, Health and Human Services, Public Safety and Energy, Agriculture, and Transportation. Each of the divisions was represented by area business and community leaders as well as faculty and staff. Students were called up by division to sign their letters of intent and the representatives for each technical sector stood behind the students to show their support.

Area business leaders from Jagemann Stamping, Sheboygan Chrysler/Chevrolet, Sheboygan Chevrolet, Acuity, Snap-On, Forefront Dermatology, Lakeshore Community Health, Fox Hills Resort, Nemak, Manitowoc Fire and Rescue, Johnsonville and National Coalition of Certification Centers were in attendance at the event.

"The Signing Day event confirmed my decision to attend LTC in fall," said Nick Bartz, Mishicot High School Senior. "I liked connecting with employers like Kohler and Jagemann Stamping and talking with an instructor was beneficial as well." Bartz is currently admitted in the Electro-Mechanical program at LTC and plans to attend in the fall.

LTC is one of 40 colleges in the United States to participate in this event and the 2nd college in Wisconsin to celebrate it.

About Lakeshore Technical College

Lakeshore Technical College is a leading provider of technical education offering more than 120 career programs including associate degrees, technical diplomas, technical certificates and apprenticeship programs. In addition, LTC offers distance learning, customized training to business and industry, and continuing education opportunities.

Serving a 200,500-resident population in east central Wisconsin, LTC operates a main campus in Cleveland and additional learning sites at LTC Manitowoc, LTC Sheboygan, LTC-Plymouth Science & Technology Center, and the Lakeshore Culinary Institute. The college also operates Community Education Centers at area high schools in Elkhart Lake, Cedar Grove-Belgium, Howards Grove, Kiel, Mishicot, Oostburg, Plymouth, Random Lake, Reedsville, and Two Rivers; and 27 distance learning sites. LTC's mission is to enrich lives and strengthen the economy by preparing a workforce that is skilled, diverse and flexible. On average, 87% of LTC graduates work in the LTC District which includes Manitowoc and Sheboygan Counties, and parts of Calumet and Ozaukee Counties. Visit LTC at:

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