LTC cybersecurity grant

LTC's IT-Cybersecurity Specialist program has start dates in August and January.

CLEVELAND – For the second time in less than two months, Lakeshore Technical College has been awarded a sizable grant from the National Science Foundation. The latest grant will provide $332,076 over three years to attract and support students of all ages interested in a career in cybersecurity.

“The need for skilled cybersecurity technicians continues growing, and this grant will help us turn east central Wisconsin from a cybersecurity education desert to a destination for cybersecurity education. In addition, we will focus on attracting individuals of all ages who may not otherwise have the opportunity to explore this field as a career,” said LTC President Dr. Paul Carlsen.

The grant will give high school students a head start toward a cybersecurity career by allowing them to take college-level courses in LTC’s new IT-Cybersecurity Specialist associate degree program. Students will be able to take the courses at their high school with no tuition cost, and can then complete the associate’s degree at LTC with 18 additional months of instruction.

With the grant, LTC is expected to add 54 students to the cybersecurity program over the next three years, according to Carlsen. The money will also be used to develop mentorship and scholarship programs for all ages, and allow LTC to participate in cyber competitions and summer camps.

The IT-Cybersecurity Specialist degree program has start dates in August and January. To learn more, visit the program webpage.

LTC’s previous National Science Foundation grant was an Expanding Advanced Renewable Energy Technician Education in a Technical College grant for $336,500, which will support education focused on the production and storage of renewable energy.

The grant will also strengthen collaboration between LTC and renewable energy business leaders to identify current and future educational needs, and fund the purchase and installation of a rooftop mount and ground solar equipment.

For more information about LTC’s renewable energy programs, visit

LTC renewable energy photo

LTC received $336,500 from the National Science Foundation for its renewable energy programs.

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