LTC celebrates TRiO Program success
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LTC students and staff of 2012 TRiO program
CLEVELAND, WI –
Just like nearly 550 other Lakeshore Technical College students, Chuck Blaszczyk of Two Rivers will graduate this Saturday. Unlike many of his peers, Chuck earned an Associate Degree in Supply Chain Management with a major assist from the TRiO/Student Support Services program serving 140 LTC students per year.
TRiO/Student Support Services is federally funded through a competitive grant process by the U.S. Department of Education. Securing this federal grant expands LTC's ability to address the needs of first generation, low-income and disabled students to achieve their dreams of higher education. Support programs like TRiO/SSS increase a students' likelihood to stay in school and graduate.
“TRiO helped me develop confidence in my abilities and strengthened my study and work habits”, said Blaszczyk, “I met with peer tutors, support groups of other students and the advisors. I am excited to begin my Bachelor's program at UW-Oshkosh and I hope they have a TRiO program there too.”
As a dislocated worker, Chuck was looking for a new career after 19 years in various manufacturing fields. Chuck credits his academic success to the support he received from TRiO staff and fellow students.
“As these students experience success in learning and become leaders on campus, they grow in confidence and are encouraged to become future leaders in the community serving as mentors and volunteers,” said Rivian Hatt, Student Services Director at LTC.
At a recent leadership event, LTC students and staff recognized 47 TRiO graduates, over 50 peer tutors and announced 12 new scholarship TRiO award recipients at the event. LTC's spring graduation ceremony is Saturday, May 19 at 2:00 p.m. For more information on LTC's TRiO program, please contact Rivi Hatt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Lakeshore Technical College
Lakeshore Technical College is a leading provider of technical education offering 100 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 educational opportunities.
Serving a 200,500-resident population in east central Wisconsin, LTC operates a main campus in Cleveland; additional learning sites at LTC Manitowoc and LTC Sheboygan; Community Education Centers at area high schools in Kiel, Mishicot, 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, 79% 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.