LTC Names Pautz as Student Ambassador





Wesley Pautz from Manitowoc was recently selected to receive one of the highest honors Lakeshore Technical College gives a student by naming him Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) State Ambassador for the 2017-18 school year.

As State Ambassador, Pautz will work to promote LTC at campus, community, and WTCS events such as student recruitment events, visits with legislators and other community events.  Also, as part of his responsibilities, Pautz represented LTC at the WTCS State Ambassador Conference in Madison in April.

"After attending other universities and pursuing a different career, I realized that I needed to find a career that was a better fit for me, as well as a hands-on learning environment. It was at that time that I decided to pursue a career as a Fire Medic. I searched for a college that offered both the program and a hands-on learning environment and I found that and more at LTC," Pautz said. "One of my goals as ambassador is to let people know what a great college it is. I love attending classes and am getting a great education."

The selection committee had many qualified nominees to choose from, which made it a challenge to select just one individual, according to Tammie Stahl, LTC Student Life Specialist and WTCS State Ambassador program coordinator.

"When it came time to decide, the committee agreed Pautz would be a great State Ambassador," Stahl said. "He is an excellent student who is always willing to help his classmates, and is committed to making the most of his time here at LTC."

Pautz is currently enrolled in the Fire Medic program at LTC and after graduation plans to become a part of a municipal fire department. Once settled into his career, he plans on continuing his education and obtaining a bachelor's degree in Fire and Emergency Response management and ultimately would like to become a critical care paramedic and have the opportunity to work as a flight medic on an air medical service.

The State Ambassador program is a program of the Wisconsin Technical College System. One student from each of the state's 16 technical colleges is selected for the honor based on high academic achievement, community involvement, leadership, and a commitment to higher education. 

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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