Lakeshore Technical College Expands Flexible Class Options to More Programs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

8/9/2013

CLEVELAND, WI – 

CLEVELAND – Recognizing that many students need options to accommodate their busy lifestyles, Lakeshore Technical College is reaching out to those students by expanding their flexible learning options in emerging fields. Online classes, and blended classes, which combine classroom learning with online learning, afford students the flexibility of studying anywhere, and anytime, without the costs associated with transportation and child care. These options provide meaningful training, successful job placement, and serve students who need to juggle family and job responsibilities.

"The increased level of flexibility through online classes and blended classes, opens the door to a college education for many students," says Ed Janairo, Dean of Business and Technology. "We have now expanded those flexible course offerings into other programs."

One of the programs that offers 100% online learning is LTC's marketing program. The four-semester course of study prepares graduates for work in many areas, including as sales coordinators, associate product managers, marketing managers, and brand managers. Combined with practical experience, many graduates use their marketing degrees to begin their own businesses.

According to a recent graduate survey, median salary for LTC graduates in this program is $42,481.

Another program that offers flexibility is LTC's Early Childhood Education program which offers students the opportunity to take the class in a blended format. This format gives the student flexibility in the event that a student misses a class due to a work conflict or other absence. This program is designed to teach students about basic early childhood development as well as prepare them for a future career in early childhood education. The four semester course of study prepares graduates for work as preschool teachers, early childhood teachers and child care center directors.

According to Jennifer Irish, Early Childhood Education Coordinator, opportunity abounds in this field. "It's a great way to get started as there are many full and part time opportunities with an associate degree," says Irish. "It can also be an excellent springboard to bachelor's degree."

According Tech Connect, service that tracks job openings for Wisconsin Technical College System graduates, over 1000 full or part time positions in the early childhood education field are open in the state.

Anyone interested in upgrading their job skills, training for a new career, or obtaining an associate's degree in marketing or early childhood education is encouraged to enroll in Fall Semester classes at Lakeshore Technical College.

For more information on either program, call 1.800.GO.TO.LTC or visit: www.gotoltc.edu

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.

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