LTC offers two Substance Abuse Seminars this Fall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

9/13/2016

CLEVELAND, WI – 

Lakeshore Technical College is offering two seminars this fall related to recognizing substance abuse. Street Drug Awareness will be offered on Monday, October 31 from 5:30-8:30pm in the Cleveland Training Room. Substance Abuse and Its Effects on Job Safety seminar will be held Tuesday, November 22 from 8am – 12noon in the Cleveland Training Room.

Street Drug Awareness is recommended for, but not exclusive to, First Responders, EMTs, Doctors, Nurses and Lab Technicians. This course is designed to train medical professionals in recognizing the signs and symptoms of substance abuse. As the drug world is constantly changing and new drugs and trends continue to evolve, understanding that not all substance abuse is detectable through toxicology can be crucial in saving lives. Topics covered include current drug trends, bath salts and spice, vital signs and substance abuse, physiology of the human body and drug use, and prescription medications.

Substance Abuse and Its Effects on Job Safety is designed to give a basic understanding of substance abuse, and the knowledge to recognize it in the workplace. The costs to business in workplace productivity, employee injuries and work comp claims are estimated to be in the billions each year. Many employers believe that drug testing provides all of the necessary results for disciplinary procedures and protects them from civil liabilities; however this is not the case as many substances are not or cannot be tested for accurately.

The presenter for both seminars, Joe Keil, is a 24-year veteran of law enforcement. Keil became a K-9 handler in 1997. He and his K-9 partner Gus, made thousands of drug arrests resulting in the seizure of over $750,000 in cash, controlled substances and vehicle seizures from various cases.

Keil has written numerous newspaper and magazine articles on drug-related issues including trends, physiology of the human body and substance abuse, K9s and their usage during traffic stops. Keil is a published author of the book, When Just Say No Doesn’t Work, a comprehensive guide to recognizing substance abuse.

The cost of Street Drug Awareness is $80 and the class number is 66374. The cost of Substance Abuse and Its Effects on Job Safety is $120 and the class number is 66376. To register by phone with credit card, call 1.888.GO TO LTC (1.888.468.6582) Ext. 1366. For questions or detailed information, visit http://www.gotoltc.edu/seminars or call Ruth at 920.693.1167, or e-mail at ruth.semph@gotoltc.edu.

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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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