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Strengthen skills with affordable, quality seminars and continuing education training. Are you ready to experience something great? Choose from a variety of seminars designed for working adults and professionals.

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General Inquiries

Kendra Weber
For training in Engineering, Manufacturing, Leadership, Technology, Safety, Agriculture, and more.

Fire Fighter

Mark Schwartz
Emergency Services Continuing Education Coordinator


Mark Schwartz
Emergency Services Continuing Education Coordinator

Law Enforcement

Mai Vang
Program Assistant

Eric Anderson
Law Enforcement Academy Director


Kendal Schmidt
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 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 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 Mark Husby  

Matt Lind
Meet Matt Lind

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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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Richard Stangl, Jr
Meet Richard Stangl, Jr

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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

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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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Denise Woodford
Meet Denise Woodford

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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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Mark Husby
Meet Mark Husby

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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

Convenient. Customized. Effective.

Our Workforce Solutions team 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.

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

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Angela Eckman 
Business Development & Campus Manager
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Counties: Clark, Chippewa, Trempealeau, Jackson, and Taylor

Claire Lindstrom 
Business Development & Continuing Ed Specialist
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Counties: Eau Claire, Buffalo, and Pepin

Dan Lytle 
Business Development & Campus Manager
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Counties: St. Croix, Pierce, and Dunn

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

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Customized Training Areas

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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 Workforce Solutions team will assist you with designing a results-oriented plan.

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

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WAT Grants

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.

Purpose of WAT Grant

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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Wisconsin Fast Forward Grants

Partner with CVTC and the Wisconsin Fast Forward program to develop a skills program at your business, and train the next generation of your workforce!

The Wisconsin Fast Forward program is a state funded grant that provides employer-focused worker training. The Office of Skills Development works to bring employers and educators together to meet the staffing demands of your business. This grant opportunity is for companies of any size, and the award amount ranges from $5,000 to $400,000 depending on your need.

For information on the grant guidelines, please visit the Wisconsin Fast Forward Grants website.

Contact our business development team today to find out how CVTC can help your company plan for the future!