FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CLEVELAND, WI –
Lakeshore Technical College has been named to the Military Friendly® Schools list for the 10th consecutive year by Viqtory, a media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. LTC earned a 2019-20 Silver Award designation which recognizes the top 20 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.
“We are eternally grateful to those who served in our military. LTC’s designation as a Military Friendly college for 10 consecutive years is affirmation the support systems we have in place specifically for veterans are having a positive impact,” said LTC President Paul Carlsen.
LTC routinely works with County Veterans Services, Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and the Federal VA to ensure veterans have every available resource to be successful. LTC’s newest military-friendly effort is that veterans are now eligible to receive up to nine credits for prior learning. The credits apply to specific courses and are based on years of service and honorable discharge.
At the state level, LTC processes National Guard Tuition Grant Applications, Retraining Grant Applications for veterans who are dislocated workers, and VetEd Reimbursement Grants. Through the Wisconsin GI Bill, veterans and their dependents are able to apply for tuition and material fee waivers.
LTC processes federal benefits for eligible veterans and dependents. Over 100 students are served on an annual basis in this program. Also, the Veterans Priority Registration program allows any veteran with an honorable discharge to receive priority registration privileges.
LTC competed for this title by completing a survey of over 100 questions covering six categories, including military student support and retention, graduation and career, and academic policies and compliance.
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.
LTC is a nationally recognized technical college. The college was ranked the #2 two-year college in the nation for adult learners by Washington Monthly, the #17 trade school in the nation by Forbes, #11 in the nation for two-year college educational outcomes by WalletHub.com, a top-150 two-year college for the fourth consecutive time by the Aspen Institute, and a top 10 Bellwether Award finalist.
Approximately 800 students graduate from LTC each year, and LTC’s associate degree graduates earn a median salary of $47,800* per year. In addition to the Cleveland campus, LTC serves students in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and offers classes at additional sites throughout the district. Visit LTC at gotoltc.edu.
*Source: 2019 LTC Graduate Follow-up Report, 795 graduates contacted to complete the survey; 508 graduates or 64% completed the survey.