Great Lakes Career Ready Grant

Great Lakes Grant

Lakeshore Technical College has been awarded a two-year grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates. The Grant runs through the 2017-18 academic year and expands the college’s FutureForce Internship Program by increasing the number of paid internships in the areas of business & technology, CNC, mechanical design, and auto collision.

LTC is one of 16 two-year institutions across Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio and Wisconsin that received a combined $2.1 million from Great Lakes to create over 1,000 paid internships for low-income students. LTC will collaborate with businesses and nonprofit organizations to provide the greatest number of current and future students with an educational opportunity they might not otherwise have.

“Students often forego completing an internship due to financial hardship and inexperience with how to go about securing an internship,” said Foua Hang, LTC Student Resource Center Manager.  “This grant addresses both of these challenges by providing employers with the funds to pay for intern wages and by establishing new internships that are readily available and targeted at the specific career areas where students need them most to gain entry into the workforce.”

Learn more about the Grant

Employers, learn more about participating in the Grant.

Students, learn more about participating in the Grant.

Any questions can be directed to:

Foua Hang, Student Resource Center Manager

foua.hang@gotoltc.edu or 920-693-1387

 

About Great Lakes: Dedicated to making college education a reality since 1967

Knowing that education has the power to change lives for the better, Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates was established as a nonprofit group focused on a single objective: helping students nationwide prepare for and succeed in postsecondary education and student loan repayment. As a leading student loan guarantor and servicer, Great Lakes has been selected by the U.S. Department of Education to provide assistance and repayment planning to more than 8 million borrowers—as well as assistance to colleges and lenders nationwide. The group’s earnings support one of the largest and most respected education philanthropy programs in the country. Since 2006, Great Lakes has committed over $179 million in grant funding to promote higher education access and completion for students of color, low-income students, and first-generation students. For additional information, visit home.mygreatlakes.org.

 

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