Lakeshore Technical College Offers Tractor and Farm Safety for Youth Courses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2/28/2014

CLEVELAND, WI – 

Lakeshore Technical College is offering two “Tractor Safety for Youth” courses which address both tractor/farm implement safety as well as farm-related safety practices. The first session will be held on Saturdays, March 29 to April 26; the second session will be held May 17, June 9, June 11 and June 13. The class will be held at LTC’s Cleveland campus in the Agriculture and Energy Building.

The course is intended for youth ages 13 and older. It will prepare participants for successfully completing the Wisconsin written exam and tractor driving demonstration toward certification that permits 14-year-olds to drive on public roads and work for non-family farm operations.

The course meets child labor requirements in agriculture under the Fair Labor Standards Act pertaining to employment of youth ages 14 and older on farms not operated by their parents or guardians.

Participants who attend every class and pass the course will receive a certificate of training. Successful students who are age 14 or older will be provided the certificate required by law to operate a tractor or self-propelled implement of husbandry on a public road.

A parent or legal guardian must accompany the student for the first two hours of the first class. The class number for Session 1 is 20018, and the class number for Session 2 is 20019.   The fee is $139, which includes the book. 

The registration deadline is ten days prior to the first day of class. Class size is limited to 20 students, and early registration is encouraged. To register, call 1-888-468-6582, ext. 1366.

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 211,900-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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