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Fire Fighter

Brenda Meinen
Program Assistant

Red Van Ert
Fire Services Coordinator

Law Enforcement

Jean Alcantar
Program Assistant

Eric Anderson
Law Enforcement Academy Director


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Electric Lineworker Apprenticeship Instructor

Meet Our Trainers

Our trainers and consultants bring lifetimes of earned wisdom and savvy insights to customized sessions that build real value in your workforce.

Safety Trainers

Our safety trainers have work experience and training skills that allow them to work within any aspect of industry. They evaluate the safety and training demands for any client in need of specialized training and consulting.

Meet Matt Lind  
Meet Jon Leenhouts  
Meet Richard Stangl, Jr.  

Business Trainers

Be prepared for the challenges of a dynamic workplace. Our business trainers assist with analyzing workforce needs as well as designing and conducting training to give employees the leading edge capabilities in the ever-changing marketplace.

Meet Dan Burns  
Meet Deb Clarke  
Meet Denise Woodford  

Manufacturing Trainers

Manufacturers look to our trainers for guidance that directly impacts organizational efficiency and competitiveness. Our experts help with manufacturing projects and strategies focused at improving productivity and strengthening the workforce.

Meet Vince Fiorani  
Meet Mark Husby  

Matt Lind
Meet Matt Lind

Matt has experience in the creation and implementation of company policies & procedures that meet government regulations and codes to include initial creation, updating, re-evaluating, pre-visit planning, post-visit action planning, and follow up. Matt offers a background in the areas of Chemical/Hazardous Material as well as Department of Transportation regulations for drivers and vehicles.

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Matt Lind
Meet Jon Leenhouts

Jon is a master trainer with more than 30 years of experience in Industrial Safety and Environmental Management. He has worked in both industrial and construction safety management, gathering real-world experience and applying it in a variety of highly regulated manufacturing industries. Jon has a proven track record of reducing worker’s compensation costs through injury prevention. He specializes in developing customized solutions that are tailored to meet a client’s specific needs and help meet all the federal, state, and local requirements.

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Richard Stangl, Jr
Meet Richard Stangl, Jr

Rich has over 16 years of occupational safety and fire/emergency services experience. He spent nearly four years as the safety director at Global Finishing Solutions in Osseo, where he worked extensively within both the general (29 CFR 1910) and construction industry (29 CFR 1926) regulations. He worked within the Army Corps of Engineers EM-385 regulations on various U.S. Defense sites, and managed fleet safety and driver qualification as applicable to the Department of Transportation Regulations (49 CFR). He also coordinated all environmental activities as applicable to the Wisconsin DNR and EPA Regulations.

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Dan Burns
Meet Dan Burns

Dan Burns has more than 20 years of experience developing leaders throughout the Chippewa Valley. Being the first Certified Gallup® Strengths® Coach in the state of Wisconsin and one of the few International Coach Federation certified coaches in West Central Wisconsin, he brings an impressive background of leadership and management knowledge directed toward key outcomes. Dan has developed an array of practical tools to help leaders be their best and assist them in leading transformational change in their areas of influence.

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Deb Clarke
Meet Deb Clarke

Deb Clarke has over 20 years of leadership experience in post-secondary education. Her favorite training topics include team building, problem solving, performance management, change management and employee engagement. Deb is a certified trainer in Everything DiSC, a leading assessment tool to help people in an organization effectively understand themselves and others.

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Denise Woodford
Meet Denise Woodford

Denise Woodford has over 20 years of experience in legal, finance, and business areas. Denise is able to relay technical material in a manner that is less intimidating, clear, and concise and is committed to providing the assistance and support necessary to help individuals build on their technology skills.

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Vince Fiorani
Meet Vince Fiorani

Vince Fiorani fosters mechanical aptitude and a diverse ability to problem solve industrial maintenance challenges.   He has industry expertise in manufacturing, metalworking, fabrication, machining, and engineering. He leverages these experiences to make complicated concepts accessible and relevant to front line personnel. Vince works hard to remove barriers between the learners and the subject matter and deliver the skills needed to thrive and survive in a manufacturing environment. 

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Mark Husby
Meet Mark Husby

Mark Husby has many years of experience in the manufacturing industry. His expertise ranges from electrical panel design-and-build to working with clients developing and implementing new industrial plants. He specializes in creating Programmable Logic Controller programs, process descriptions, HMI programs, electrical drawings and P&IDs for new and existing companies. Mark strives to connect real life experiences in the classroom to help make class more relevant to the participant. He is dedicated to investing in your success.

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Customized Training and Consultation

CVTC will create customized content and offer onsite training at your organization or a CVTC campus scheduled at a time that is convenient and productive for you. As a follow up, you may also benefit from our consulting and coaching services. Contact us at or (715) 874-4676.

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We work with community businesses to create training specific to your needs.

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Customized Training Areas


Grant Supported Training Programs

CVTC partners with businesses and industries operating in Wisconsin by working together to secure funding for training via grants. When creating a comprehensive training plan to develop the skills of new or existing employees, our B&I Managers will assist you with designing a results-oriented plan.

Share your interest today and be connected with your B&I manager for more details.

Get StartedPurpose of WAT Grant Training Topics

Take advantage of CVTC’s expertise and resource as a training grant partner to help address your challenges and sort through the grant process.

  • Our Team will aid in scoping your present and future workforce skill needs
  • CVTC will help to customize a training plan to fulfill grant guidelines
  • Our Managers will assist you in developing partners with other businesses to create a robust consortium grant application

Grant Funds Available for Worker Training

Area businesses have the opportunity to upgrade the skills and productivity of their employees through training programs funded in part by the State of Wisconsin Workforce Advancement Training (WAT) grants.

Consider Joining One of Our Existing WAT Grant Partnerships:

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Contact us to setup a discovery meeting. Your area manager is here to help you with challenges and sort through the grant process.


Purpose of WAT Grants

Anticipated WAT grants would be awarded to promote increased investment in the development of incumbent workers, improve Wisconsin businesses’ productivity and competitiveness, augment the state’s economic base, and expand technical college training services to businesses and industry. Grants would be awarded to upgrade the skills and productivity of employees of established businesses operating in Wisconsin, with the broader objective of supporting regional workforce and economic development efforts. Training under these grants must focus on occupational skills but can include a combination of occupational, academic, and employability topics or courses.

Applications will be evaluated based on:

  • Abstract 5%
  • Need 25%
  • Training Plan 30%
  • Outcomes and Evaluation 30%
  • Budget 15%

Projects that would accomplish one or more of the following will receive special consideration:

  • Increase employees’ wages in the short term
  • Improve employees’ job and career opportunities in the short term
  • Implement activities related to career pathways and bridge programs as defined under the RISE initiative
  • Implement part of a formal regional development strategy planned by an industry partnership
  • Strengthen the position of the state’s driver industries.

PLEASE NOTE: Submission of this Request for Consideration does NOT constitute acceptance or approval for grant funds. The Requests for Consideration will be judged on all the merits required of the grant and in an effort to best represent the needs, geographic and otherwise, of the entire Chippewa Valley Technical College District. Companies chosen to partner with Chippewa Valley Technical College will NOT receive training funds unless their particular grant is approved by the Wisconsin Technical College System grant committee.

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Business & Industry Services

Convenient. Customized. Effective.

CVTC’s Business & Industry (B&I) Services team develops long lasting employer partnerships within the 11-county CVTC region in western Wisconsin. We specialize in developing training that enhances job skills and moves employees and employers forward.

We ask smart questions. We listen. Our training programs are offered by experienced instructors in a wide variety of areas.

Contact an expert in your area to get started!


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Angela Eckman 
Business & Industry Services Manager

Dan Lytle 
Business & Industry Services Manager