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

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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