Apprentices Honored at Completion Banquet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

5/31/2019

CLEVELAND, WI – 

More than 60 apprentices were honored at Lakeshore Technical College’s annual Apprenticeship Completion Banquet held May 20 at Millhome Supper Club in Kiel.

The banquet recognized the completion of the paid-related classroom instruction for individuals in apprenticeship programs. In these programs, workers earn while they learn the practical and theoretical aspects of highly skilled occupations. Apprentices are sponsored by employers, and paid hourly wages to attend LTC in their specific trades.

The guest speaker was Wisconsin Workforce Development Secretary Caleb Frostman who pointed out that in 1911, Wisconsin was the first state in the nation to adopt a statewide Registered Apprenticeship program.

“More than a century later, Wisconsin hosts more than 13,000 registered apprentices and is growing as we expand to new apprentice fields in growing job markets,” Frostman said. “And as we look to continue investing in this program and its excellent outcomes, we will do so with input from the folks in this room, to see how we can better support working families and businesses, close any skills gaps, and adequately train our future workforce.”

Apprentices, recognized by their Wisconsin hometown, along with their apprenticeship areas and sponsoring employers are:

Appleton
Nicolas Sierra, Neenah Foundry, Patternmaker (Tool and Die)

Butte des Mortes
Brian Sonnleitner, Neenah Foundry, Patternmaker (Tool and Die)

Campbellsport
Todd Jacklin, J. F. Ahern Company, Sheet Metal Worker

Cleveland
Brandon Leicht, Neumann Plumbing & Heating Inc., Sheet Metal Worker

Elkhart Lake
Scott Balthazor, International Paper Co., Industrial Electrician
Joshua Bulitz, Mathes Construction & Gutter Co., Carpenter (Construction)
Alex Diedrich, American Orthodontics Corp., Maintenance Mechanic

Greenleaf
Tyler Schuh, Jagemann Stamping Company, Tool and Die Maker

Jackson
Jesse Seichter, Charter Steel, Maintenance Mechanic

Kiel
Brad Lubach, Sargento Foods Inc., Maintenance Technician
Nathan  Pieper, H. G. Weber & Co. Inc., Industrial Electrician
Roland Piotrzkowski, Sargento Foods Inc., Maintenance Technician
Nathen  Schipper, Sartori Company, Maintenance Technician
Yliyah Weber-Hawkins, Sargento Foods Inc., Maintenance Technician

Malone
Aaron Bergman, J. F. Ahern Company, Sheet Metal Worker

Manitowoc
Jeffrey Bronson, Manitowoc Tool & Machining, Machinist
David Kaufmann, International Paper Co., Industrial Electrician
Tyler Loeh, Schaus Roofing & Mechanical Contractors, Sheet Metal Worker
Keegan  Michels, Mike Howe Builders, Carpenter (Construction)
Tyler Rodewald, LDI Industries Inc., Maintenance Mechanic
Daniel Slaby, Rockline Industries, Industrial Electrician
Adam Straschewski, GKN Sinter Metals, Maintenance Mechanic
Scott Vogel, Crafts Inc., Sheet Metal Worker

Menasha
Heath Bond, Neenah Foundry, Patternmaker (Tool and Die)

Mishicot
Logan Kuehn, KNM LLC, Machinist

Neshkoro
Thomas Benton, Neenah Foundry, Patternmaker (Tool and Die)

New Holstein
Brendan Burhop, Nemak USA Inc., Maintenance Technician

Oshkosh
Philip Rohde, J. F. Ahern Company, Sheet Metal Worker

Plymouth
Luke Bins, Curt G. Joa Inc., Machinist
Joshua Steinke, Ziaja Machining Corporation, Machinist
Joshua Van Ess, Bemis Manufacturing Co., Maintenance Mechanic

Random Lake
William Rosso, Aldag/Honold Mechanical Inc., Sheet Metal Worker
Timothy Winter, Johnsonville Sausage LLC, Industrial Electrician

Reedsville
Justin Schuh, WST Fab LLC, Machinist

Sheboygan
Neil Baumgartner, Johnsonville Sausage LLC, Industrial Electrician
Dylan Burke, The Vollrath Co. LLC, Tool and Die Maker
David Drasutis, Johnsonville Sausage LLC, Maintenance Technician
Aaron Fretwell, Alaark Tooling and Automation Inc., Tool and Die Maker
Brian Goetsch, Curt G. Joa Inc., Millwright
Joe Guth, Nemak USA Inc., Industrial Electrician
Christopher Klein, Wigwam Mills Inc., Maintenance Mechanic
Michael Koenig, Curt G. Joa Inc., Machinist
Erich Koepke, Rockline Industries, Maintenance Technician
Shaun Kroening, Bemis Manufacturing Co., Industrial Electrician
Samuel Kuhn, Nemak USA Inc., Mold Maker (Die Cast) (Plastic)
David Meyer, The Vollrath Co. LLC, Industrial Electrician
Mario Pinto, Nemak USA Inc., Mold Maker (Die Cast) (Plastic)
Thomas Quaas, Plastics Engineering Company, Millwright
Scott Rutledge, Johnsonville Sausage LLC, Maintenance Mechanic
Pao Vang, Sargento Foods Inc., Maintenance Technician

Sheboygan Falls
Collin Lensink, Paceline Construction LLC, Carpenter (Construction)
Lee Koeppen, Bemis Manufacturing Co., Industrial Electrician
Parker Oshefsky, Rohde Brothers Inc., Sheet Metal Worker
Justin Watkins, Sartori Company, Maintenance Technician

Two Rivers
Joshua Arnoldussen, GKN Sinter Metals, Maintenance Mechanic
Shane Carrico, Skana Aluminum Co., Maintenance Mechanic
Derrick Kane, Rohde Brothers Inc., Sheet Metal Worker

Waldo
Steven Bunnow, Bemis Manufacturing Co., Maintenance Mechanic

Waupun
Jacob VandeKolk, J. F. Ahern Company, Sheet Metal Worker

West Bend
Jeremy Ewald, The Vollrath Co. LLC, Industrial Electrician

Wrightstown
Jeremy Fox, Ariens Company, Maintenance Technician

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.

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