LTC to Offer Free Informational Session Focused On State’s Skilled Workforce Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

12/2/2013

CLEVELAND, WI – 

Lakeshore Technical College, in partnership with the Economic Development Corporation of Manitowoc County and the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation, will be hosting a free event for all businesses that will feature information on the Wisconsin Fast Forward initiative to bring additional funding for skills training for the state's workforce. The informational session will be held on Wednesday, December 11, from 10:00 a.m.-11:30a.m. in the Lake Michigan Conference Room located on LTC’s Cleveland campus.

The Wisconsin Fast Forward program includes $15 million in grants for employer-led worker training programs.  The intent is to provide businesses essential assistance that cannot be met through an existing program.  Grants will be awarded to maximize the impact of funds on businesses and also encourage the development of sustained pipelines that directly align with employer needs. 

Funding available through the Fast Forward program provides flexibility in meeting businesses’ workforce training needs for incumbent workers (includes new hires), as well as the unemployed and under-employed.

Shelly Harkins, from the Department of Workforce Development, will discuss the Wisconsin Fast Forward grant program and also talk about how businesses can apply for the grant money available for worker training.

To RSVP, contact LTC’s Workforce Solutions at workforcesolutions@gotoltc.edu by December 9th.

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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