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The Wisconsin Technical College System provides workforce training to thousands of individuals employed by hundreds of Wisconsin businesses. Learn more about workforce training in this video.

A Comprehensive Source for Training Solutions that Motivate as Well as Educate

The workforce training group in the Division of Business and Community Development (BCD) at Blackhawk Technical College is expanding its services to meet the growing demand for custom training programs for local business.

Personalized BCD training programs are developed to meet your specific objectives and are scalable for businesses of any size. Locally based trainers with real-world experience in their fields are familiar with the geography and demographics of your location. Our trainers make early connections with your employees that lead to memorable training sessions and lasting outcomes.

In addition to training in emerging technologies, quality, safety, sustainability and technical skills development, we specialize in the following training topics in “soft skills” that employers now demand: 

Leadership Development / Talent Management (download info sheet)
Time Planning and Management, Conflict Resolution, Group Problem Solving, Coaching, Managing & Leading Change, Ed Venture Programming, Personal Career Development Methods, Hiring, Retention, Performance Evaluation, Employee Development, Real Colors, Conflict Resolution, Diversity Training, Interviewing Skills

Organizational Development (download info sheet)
Strategic Planning, Working Together Effectively

Business Communications
Business Writing, Presentation Skills, Telephone Etiquette, Customer Service, Occupational Spanish, Conducting Meetings

American Heart Association Classes (download info sheet)
Emergency Medical Services, CPR, Heartsaver First Aid, AED, Healthcare Provider, Community Based Residential Facility Caregiver

Safety (download info sheet)
Forklift, Lockout/Tagout, OSHA, MSHA, Confined Space, DOT Hazardous Material Handling
Information Technology –Computer Applications

Microsoft (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project), Adobe, Database design and development

Quality / Production (download info sheet) (download MSSC info sheet)
Principles of Lean Manufacturing, 5S Visual Workplace, Six Sigma, ISO 9001, ISO 14000, R&D Your Role in Quality, Root Cause/Problem Solving, GD&T, Welding, Blueprint Reading 

The current economic climate has prevented many businesses from pursuing needed training for their employees; training that could increase your operation’s efficiency and profitability. Our team is eager to share our expertise in managing the changing workplace. You’ll discover our rates to be surprisingly affordable and we can often assist in securing grant funding to expedite your training.