Seminars & Training

Part of the CVTC mission is to provide value to our communities. We do this by training students to be workforce ready, offering training to those already employed, and offering continuing education courses for community members. We offer a variety of continuing education including professional development workshops, seminars, conferences, certifications, licensures, and lifelong learning. Join our email list to get the latest information about certifications, training seminars, grant opportunities and more.


Business Topics

View topics like leadership development, business technology, and marketing.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

View topics for EMS training and certifications.



Fire Fighter Training Topics 

View topics for fire fighter training and certifications.

Lineworker Training Topics

View topics for electrical lineworker training.



Motorcycle & Traffic Safety

View courses such as our Motorcycle Safety and OWI Offender courses.



View topics ranging from applied manufacturing to productivity improvement.

Personal Safety

View topics like concealed weapons and basic firearms training.


Law Enforcement Training Topics

View topics like law enforcement training and certifications.

Workplace Safety & Compliance

View topics like OSHA, forklift training, and other workplace safety topics.

Business & Industry Services

Convenient. Customized. Effective.

Our Business and Industry Services will bring customized training right to your organization at a time that is most convenient and productive for you. Depending on your training needs, sessions can take place on-site at your company or organization or at one of our campus locations.

Our training programs are offered by our experienced trainers in a wide variety of areas. Browse our list of customized training topics below or contact one of our training representatives to design a custom session just for you or your organization.

Join our email list to get the latest information about certifications, training seminars, grant opportunities and more.

Contact Us
1-800-547-2882, ext. 4676

Roxann Vanderwyst
Director of Business & Industry Services

Angela Stadler
Business & Industry Services Representative
Counties: Clark, Chippewa, Trempealeau, Jackson and Taylor

Pam Owen
Business & Industry Services Representative
County: Eau Claire, Buffalo and Pepin

Dan Lytle
Business & Industry Services Representative
Counties: St. Croix, Pierce and Dunn

Jessica Janssen
Business & Industry Seminar and Continuing Education Specialist

Customized Training Topics

CVTC will bring customized training right to your organization at a time that is most convenient and productive for you. Depending on your training needs, sessions can take place on-site at your company or organization or at one of our campus locations. Contact us at or 1-800-547-2882, x4676.

Business Technology Topics

  • Microsoft Office Suite 2010 or 2013 (Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, Word)
  • Adobe Products CS6 (Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop)
  • Microsoft Windows
  • QuickBooks
  • Social Media (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter)


Leadership Development

  • A.R.T. - Attract, Retain, Train
  • Building Collaborative Work
  • Relationships ‎
  • Coaching ‎
  • Conflict Resolution ‎
  • Creative Thinking ‎
  • Customer Service‎
  • Dealing with Difficult People ‎
  • DISC - Personality Style Profile ‎
  • Diversity Training ‎
  • Effective Communication ‎
  • Effective Presentation Skills ‎
  • Employee Motivation & Retention ‎
  • Feedback Mechanisms ‎
  • Goal Setting ‎
  • Interviewing Techniques ‎
  • Leadership Development ‎
  • Leading Change ‎
  • Managing Performance ‎
  • Meeting Management ‎
  • Performance Appraisal ‎
  • Problem Solving ‎
  • Project Teams ‎
  • Strategic Planning ‎
  • Supervisory Training ‎
  • Team Building ‎
  • Time Management

Emergency Medical Services

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider and Renewal Course ‎
  • Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) Instructor and Provider Course ‎
  • Basic and Intermediate Emergency Medical Technician
  • CPR - Healthcare Provider, First Aid, WI First Responder
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider and Renewal Course


  • AC/DC ‎
  • Advanced Machine Concepts
  • ‎Advanced Motor Control ‎
  • Allen Bradley PowerFlex Drives ‎
  • Bearings ‎
  • Centrifugal Pumps ‎
  • CNC Lathe Programming ‎
  • CNC Operations ‎
  • ControlNet ‎
  • HMI Programming ‎
  • Hydraulics ‎
  • Introduction to ControlLogix Programming ‎
  • Introduction to Motor Control ‎
  • Intermediate ControlLogix Programming ‎
  • Intermediate Motor Control ‎
  • Laser Alignment of Rotating Equipment ‎
  • Metrology/CCM ‎
  • Pneumatics ‎
  • Servo Drives and Motion ‎
  • Welding ‎
  • Welding Certification Tests ‎


Safety & Compliance

We offer the most comprehensive, customized safety training available in western Wisconsin. View our list of customizable training options below.

  • Compliance with NFPA 70E
  • Conducting Employee Training
  • Develop or Customize Written Safety Programs
  • Developing Job Safety Analyses (JSA’s)
  • Electric Pallet Mover (Pallet Jack) Training
  • Emergency Response Plan ‎
  • Establishing a Behavioral Safety Process
  • Establishing Training Systems ‎
  • Forklift Training ‎
  • Formulating an Effective Lock-out/Tag-out (LOTO) Program ‎
  • Incident Reporting and Analysis
  • Model OSHA Inspection
  • Organizing a Hazard Communications Program
  • Organizing a Safety Inspection System
  • Organizing a Transitional Duty, Return to Work (RTW) Program
  • OSHA 10 and 30 Hour Certification
  • Partnering Operations with Safety ‎Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Hazard Assessments ‎
  • Powered Industrial Vehicle Operator Skills Review ‎
  • Workers’ Compensation (WC) Claims Analysis ‎
  • Workplace Violence/Harassment Prevention Plans and Training


  • CDL Exam
  • Decision Driving
  • Evaluation ‎
  • Mobile Driving Simulation
  • Refresher Training






Partnerships & Grants

Through strategic industry partnerships, the Business & Industry team at CVTC works hard to bring you the specialized training that you need to help your business succeed. Led by our top industry trainers, our partnership programs are designed to bring area businesses together to share ideas and learn from each other. One of the ways we partner with businesses is by working together to secure funding for training via grants.

State of Wisconsin Workforce Advancement Training (WAT) Grant

In the spring of each year, CVTC accepts applications for WAT grants. The purpose of these grants is to promote increased investment in the development of incumbent workers, improve Wisconsin business productivity and competitiveness, and augment the state’s economic base by expanding technical college training services to business and industry. Grants will be awarded to upgrade the skills and productivity of employees of established, for-profit businesses operating in Wisconsin, with the broader objective of supporting regional workforce and economic development efforts. The training can include any combination of academic, occupational, and employability topics or courses.

Potential training topics include:

  • Critical Core Manufacturing Skills (CCMS)
  • Critical Core Supervisory Skills (CCSS)
  • Automated Manufacturing & Fabrication (AMF)
  • Critical Core Employee Skills (similar to CCMS, but for ANY industry)
  • Leadership/Supervisory Management
  • Business Technology & Computer Software Applications
  • Occupational Safety Training
  • Quality-Related Skills

Ready to Apply?

Employers interested in this opportunity should complete and submit the Request for Consideration Online Application. Applications are due no later than Friday, March 13, 2015. Submission of a Request for Consideration does not constitute acceptance or approval for grant funds. The grant application will be based on the training topic areas and include, but are not limited to, the current WAT grant consortium projects. Please feel free to identify any training needs that would benefit your business or organization.

NOTE: The online Request for Consideration requires in-depth information and ample time should given to complete. The form is saved automatically and your browser can be closed and re-opened on the same computer to continue your work at any time before you hit the final submit button.

WAT Grant Brochure Cover



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