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CLEVELAND, WI –
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
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: gotoltc.edu.