FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CLEVELAND, WI –
Twenty nine apprentices were honored May 18 at Lakeshore Technical College's annual Apprenticeship Completion Banquet held at Millhome Supper Club in Kiel.
The banquet recognized the completion of the paid-related classroom instruction for individuals in LTC's apprenticeship programs. In these programs, workers earn while they learn the practical and theoretical aspects of highly skilled occupations. LTC's registered apprentices are sponsored by employers and paid hourly wages to attend LTC in their specific trades.
The apprenticeship completers were recognized by keynote speaker, John Lukas, Vice President of LDI, Inc. in Manitowoc. Lukas is an active advocate for apprenticeship by serving on several committees, both locally and at the state, that center around apprenticeship and Lukas is a member of the State of Wisconsin Apprenticeship Consortium through the Department of Workforce Development.
Apprentices recognized - including their hometown, apprenticeship area and sponsoring employer - are:
Jason Oleson, Industrial Electrician, Johnsonville Sausage LLC
Fond du Lac
Ryan Mitchell, Sheet Metal Worker, J. F. Ahern Company
Alexander Hoffmann, Industrial Electrician, Charter Steel
Trevor Wehrmann, Maintenance Technician, Curt G. Joa Inc.
Nathaniel Schultz, Maintenance Mechanic Johnsonville, Sausage LLC
Thomas Bartelme, Maintenance Mechanic, LDI Industries
Gregory Bauer, Tool and Die Maker, Jagemann Stamping Company
Scott Paquette, Tool and Die Maker, KNM LLC
James Siebert, Maintenance Mechanic, Federal Mogul Power Train Systems
DeNean Stadelman, Machinist, Ariens Company
Tou Vang, Machinist
Keith Schleis, Machinist
Andrew Karpinski, Industrial Electrician, Charter Steel
Steven Laehn, Industrial Electrician, Johnsonville Sausage LLC
Matthew Williams, Maintenance Technician Mechanical, Alliant Energy Edgewater
Ross Gamble, Mold Maker (Die Cast) (Plastic), Nemak
Stephen Kalies, Patternmaker All Around, Brillion Iron Works Inc.
Lincoln Gregory, Tool and Die Maker, The Vollrath Company LLC
David Guillette, Mold Maker (Die Cast) (Plastic), Nemak
Charles Hattula, Industrial Electrician, Bemis Manufacturing Company
Timothy Popp, Millwright, Curt G. Joa Inc.
Pao Yang, Millwright, Plastics Engineering Company
Joshua Ewald, Sheet Metal Worker, Aldag Honold Mechanical Inc.
Matt Gaboda, Maintenance Technician Mechanical, Alliant Energy Edgewater
Branden Zinser, Machinist, Curt G. Joa Inc.
Craig Gates, Machinist, Kaufman Manufacturing Company
Rodney Hanes, Machinist, Ariens Company
Zachary Puddy, Metal Fabricator, Manitowoc Cranes Inc.
Roger Willoughby, Metal Model Maker, The Vollrath Company LLC
Peter Davis, Sheet Metal Worker, Crafts, Inc.
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.