Lakeshore Technical College Named As One of Top 150 in the Country
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CLEVELAND, WI –
Highlighting the critical importance of improving student success in America's
community colleges, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today named
Lakeshore Technical College as one of the nation's top 150 community colleges
eligible to compete for the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence
and $1 million dollars in prize funds, as well as Siemens Technical Scholars
Program student scholarships.
Prize, awarded every two years, is the nation's signature recognition of high
achievement and performance among America's community colleges and recognizes
institutions for exceptional student outcomes in four areas: student learning,
certificate and degree completion, employment and earnings, and access and
success for minority and low-income students.
half of America's college students attend community college, with more than
students - youth and adult learners - working towards certificates and degrees
in these institutions across the country.
colleges have tremendous power to change lives, and their success will
increasingly define our nation's economic strength and the potential for social
mobility in our country,"said Josh Wyner, executive director of the Aspen
Institute College Excellence Program. "This competition is designed to spotlight
the excellent work being done in the most effective community colleges, those
that best help students obtain meaningful, high-quality education and training
for competitive-wage jobs after college. We hope it will raise the bar and
provide a roadmap to better student outcomes for community colleges
list of the selected colleges and details on the selection process are available
first time, the 150 Prize-eligible institutions are also invited to nominate
exceptional students enrolled in their best middle-skill STEM programs for
scholarships. Up to 50 Siemens Technical Scholars will be selected from programs
that provide outstanding preparation for high-demand jobs in manufacturing,
energy, health care, and information technology. A partnership between the
Siemens Foundation and the Aspen Institute, the Siemens Technical Scholars
Program intends to help our nation's community colleges and their business
partners bridge the gap between projected shortages of skilled workers and the
millions of high-demand jobs in these STEM industries. Scholarship winners and
the programs that deliver rigorous training enabling their success will be
announced in fall 2016. For more information and to view video profiles of 2015
Siemens Technical Scholars, go to: http://as.pn/stscholars.
Technical College and 149 other community colleges announced today were selected
from a national pool of over 1,000 public two-year colleges using publicly
available data on student outcomes in three areas:
- Performance (retention,
graduation rates including transfers, and degrees and certificates per 100
full-time equivalent students)
- Improvement (awarded for
steady improvement in each performance metric over time)
- Equity (evidence of
strong completion outcomes for minority and low-income
Technical College has been invited to submit an application to the Aspen Prize
for Community College Excellence containing detailed data on degree and
certificate completion (including progress and transfer rates), labor market
outcomes (employment and earnings), and student learning outcomes.
finalists will be named in fall 2016. The Aspen Institute will then conduct site
visits to each of the finalists and collect additional quantitative data. A
distinguished Prize Jury will select a grand prize winner and a few finalists
with distinction in early 2017.
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.