Lakeshore Technical College is moving its Manitowoc campus from its current location on Dewey Street to a downtown location.
College officials said the move will provide more convenient access to students and will be part of the city’s continuing efforts to enhance its downtown area.
LTC will lease space at 600 York St. The building, owned by the Allie Group, will be fully renovated inside to meet LTC’s instructional needs for precollege-oriented adult learning, English language learning, community education and professional development. Classes will begin at the new location in August.
LTC President Paul Carlsen said transportation is a barrier for many students who want to attend the college, and the downtown location will be easier for them to access and cut down commute times for many adults, including those coming from Two Rivers.
Around 24,000 adults in Manitowoc County have a high school diploma or less as their highest level of education, and by taking classes at LTC they can improve their income potential, Carlsen said. He added the average adult who enrolls in classes at LTC reports an income of $19,300 annually, and six months after graduating with an associate degree, reports an income of $46,800 annually.