LTC Career Closet Seeking Clothing Donations for Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

3/14/2016

CLEVELAND, WI – 

The Lakeshore Technical College Career Placement Center, in partnership with the LTC Student Government Association, Student Chapter of Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Business Professionals of America is seeking donations of gently used professional attire no more than 3 years old for the annual Career Closet event. Men's and women's professional attire, all sizes, can be dropped off at the Manitowoc and Sheboygan Job Centers, or at the Career Placement Center of the LTC Cleveland campus from March 14 through April 4.

 

LTC's Career Closet opened in spring 2011 through the vision and leadership of two dislocated workers in collaboration with the Career Placement Center. The Closet is a key resource to help all students across the college. The Closet offers free access to donated professional attire for men and women, including suits, suit dresses, tan or black pants,  collared shirts, shoes, ties, belts, jewelry, purses, and padfolios. The Career Placement Center and Closet volunteers also offer advice on the job search, resume reviews, and clothing ensembles to build confidence and create a successful first impression. The Closet has served over 300 students since 2011.

 

"Many of our students don't have the budget to buy interview appropriate clothing," said Foua Hang, LTC Career Placement Manager. "Having appropriate clothing can give them the confidence boost they need to project well to an employer and be successful in an interview."

 

The Career Closet is free and open to LTC students in the Career Placement Center of the Lakeshore Building on Tuesday, April 19.  Interested community organizations who would like access to the Closet or for any questions about Career Closet donations, contact the LTC Career Placement Center at 920.693.1374 or cps@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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