Lakeland University hosted 103 area employers Thursday morning at Blue Harbor Resort to share the innovative ways Lakeland is preparing students for the workforce needs of Sheboygan County.
The morning was led by Jess Lambrecht, Lakeland’s director of career readiness & cooperative education, and Mark Edmond, associate director of career readiness.
Lakeland discussed its new cooperative education program, a new way for students to earn a bachelor’s degree that has created a new community economic development resource. The university also outlined other ways employers can partner with Lakeland to benefit their current employees.
The 60-minute session included three students sharing their experiences, and representatives from Bemis, Kohler Co. and Inspire discussing their relationships with Lakeland.
Other speakers included Lisa Stephan, director of Lakeland’s Sheboygan Center, which offers evening and online classes, and John Knapp, LU’s director of new initiatives, who works closely with employers to explore new academic programs.