LTC provides pathways to new careers
By Stephen Groessel
Bill Gottsacker, who serves as culinary arts program chair at Lakeshore Technical College, is overseeing the school’s innovative real world food industry program using as a classroom a former restaurant on the riverfront in Sheboygan.

February is named Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month in Wisconsin.

The state’s Department of Public Instruction acknowledges how exciting careers and technical education programs benefit students and communities: “The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and the Wisconsin Technical College System are using February’s observance of Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month in Wisconsin to highlight the wide range of exciting opportunities available to youths in the state who wish to explore their career options, and the benefit of those programs to Wisconsin industry and communities.”

The department underscores that “career and technical education provides multiple pathways for students to become college and career ready, even while still in high school. Strong partnerships between and among PK-12 schools, local businesses and technical colleges are often an important component of CTE. These partnerships have been used to provide innovative instruction on state of the art equipment, put students’ creativity to work for local industry, create pools of local talent in communities, and make learning more relevant and engaging to students. Additionally...these partnerships introduce students to a field that rigorously explores real-world applications of academic concepts.”

Area technical college

Lakeshore Technical College (LTC), Cleveland, is “a leading provider of technical education offering over 100 career programs, customized training for business and industry, continuing education for personal and professional enrichment, and basic skills education.”

The LTC administration recently announced the introduction of three new career programs designed to answer a prevailing employment need in eastern Wisconsin.

Fresh among career offerings are programs on Culinary Arts, Golf Course Management and a newer program launched named Ophthalmic Medical Assistant.

The Culinary Arts program which begins May 14 is being offered at She-

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