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LTC Broadband Telecom Program Forms Partnership With Metronet

As part of its continuing commitment to serve both student and community needs, Lincoln Trail College of Robinson, Illinois will begin offering specialized training to employees of Metronet, an Indiana-based broadband communications company. The classes begin in April and will be taught monthly on the Lincoln Trail campus by faculty in the school’s Broadband Technology program.

Dean of Instruction David Carpenter sees the collaboration as a natural fit. “The uniqueness of our broadband program, the only one of its kind among community colleges in Illinois, pairs nicely with the training requirements of an industry leader like Metronet whose 100% fiber optic network is equally unique. We believe this relationship will offer long-term benefits to all involved.”

Kevin Stelmach, Metronet General Manager adds, “Metronet is very pleased and excited to enter into this partnership with Lincoln Trail College. We are extremely confident it will prove to be of great value to the students, school, as well as our company.”

ABOUT LINCOLN TRAIL COLLEGE: Lincoln Trail College is an Aspen Prize Top 150 U.S. Community College and has been nominated for the award three times for its completion rates and academic and workforce outcomes. LTC was also recently named the top public two-year college in Illinois for student success on a list featured in CNN Money. For more information on Lincoln Trail College, visit www.iecc.edu/ltc, www.facebookcom/lincolntrailcollege, www.twitter.com/ltc_il and www.youtube.com/LincolnTrailCollege.

ABOUT METRONET: Headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, Metronet is a customer-focused company that provides cutting-edge fiber optic communication services, including gigabit Internet, television, and full-featured phone. Metronet currently services 25 Indiana communities and will be expanding into Illinois in 2016. Metronet communities are among the first handful of cities in the U.S. to receive this state-of-the-art fiber technology. Please visit our website at www.metronetinc.com to learn more about our company as well as the benefits of a 100% fiber optic network.

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