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WTCS Board Recognizes Partnership with Sargento
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 03/22/2019

The Wisconsin Technical College System board and Lakeshore Technical College honored Sargento Foods with its 'Futuremaker Partner' award. Among other efforts, the partners work together to deliver apprenticeship opportunities and assure that what students learn in the classroom is what employers need in the field.

LTC is providing classroom instruction to 14 Sargento employees who are registered apprentices, meaning they are also receiving on-the-job training at the company. In addition, Sargento team members serve on numerous LTC program advisory committees, which consistently involve industry in the design of college programs and courses.

"The future of our workforce in Wisconsin depends on successful partnerships between business and educational institutions. That's why Sargento is committed to workforce development and is honored to receive this recognition from LTC," said Sargento Foods CEO Louie Gentine. "Our partnership has brought highly-skilled talent to our company and we look forward to building even more job opportunities to grow the Sargento family."

Coordinators say the value of these types of connections often results in companies' financial support of college students and operations. Gentine says Sargento was a key financial supporter when LTC constructed its Center for Manufacturing Excellence, and it actively supports the school's annual and scholarship funds.

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