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 Training

View courses such as leadership development, business technology, and marketing.

Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Training

View courses for EMS training and certifications.

Fire Fighter Training

View courses for fire fighter training and certifications.

Health & Human Services Training

View courses for those who work in the dental office, pharmacies, or hospitals.

Human Resources Certification Preparation

View HR management training courses which focus on topics such as HR competencies, people, organization, workplace, and strategy.

Law Enforcement Training

View courses for law enforcement training and certifications.

Lineworker Training

View courses for electrical lineworker training.

Manufacturing Training

View courses ranging from applied manufacturing to productivity improvement.

Motorcycle & Traffic Safety Training

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

Personal Safety Training

View courses such as concealed weapons and basic firearms training.

Quality Training

View courses in quality for business, engineering and manufacturing.

Transportation Training

View courses such as auto collision basics and bus driver training.



Workplace Safety & Compliance Training

View courses such as 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.

View Customized Training Topics View Training Guide

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

Roxann Vanderwyst
Director of Business & Industry Services

Angela Eckman
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

Gayle Ostermann
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)
Instructor helping student at computer

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 Engagement (Gallup® Q12® Assessment)
  • Employee Motivation & Retention ‎
  • Entrepreneurial Assessment (Gallup® EP10™ Assessment)
  • Feedback Mechanisms ‎
  • Goal Setting ‎
  • Interviewing Techniques ‎
  • Leadership Coaching
  • Leadership Development ‎
  • Leading Change ‎
  • Managing Performance ‎
  • Meeting Management ‎
  • Performance Appraisal ‎
  • Problem Solving ‎
  • Project Teams ‎
  • Strategic Planning ‎
  • StrengthsFinder® by Gallup®
  • Supervisory Training ‎
  • Team Building ‎
  • Time Management
Emergency services students practicing on dummy

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
Truck driving student talking on the radio


  • 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) (View Brochure)‎
  • Critical Core Supervisory Skills (CCSS) (View Flyer)‎
  • 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 Tuesday, March 1, 2016. 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.