The Center for Business & Industry is located on the Wausau Campus and is home to the College’s Business & Industry and Continuing Education teams. The Center for Business & Industry features gathering areas, training rooms, conference rooms and small IVC rooms that are available for NTC offerings, as well as for facility rentals.

Training & Consulting Solutions Offered

Our division of the college supports the community’s talent development needs through onsite customized training and consulting business solutions. The college also offers individual courses for skill advancement or to satisfy Continuing Education requirements.

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Meet the Team

Brad Gast

Brad Gast

Dean of Business & Industry and Continuing Education

Brad provides leadership to the Business & Industry team for all divisional functions, and is the liaison to workforce development.
Jared Eggebrecht

Jared Eggebrecht

Director of Business & Industry

Jared provides leadership to the contract training team and provides services to our business partners in the central and south areas for customized training solutions.
Brenda Zimmermann Thorpe

Brenda Zimmermann Thorpe

Business Development Manager — East Region

Brenda provides service to our business partners in the district’s east region for customized training solutions.
Ashley Deaver

Ashley Deaver

Business Development Manager — Central & North Region

Ashley provides service to our business partners in the district’s central and north regions for customized training solutions.
Tracy Brewer

Tracy Brewer

Business Development Manager — West & North Region

Tracy provides service to our business partners in the west and north corridor for customized training solutions.
Amanda Brzezinski

Amanda Brzezinski

Learning Coordinator

Amanda provides coordination for the Business & Industry and Continuing Education teams on training development and delivery of services.
Rhonda Hoffer

Rhonda Hoffer

Administrative Assistant

Rhonda provides instructor and training fulfillment supporting our business development managers and business partners.
Catherine Yang

Catherine Yang

Customer Service Representative

Catherine provides support for all guests in the Center for Business & Industry, the Business & Industry and Continuing Education teams and coordination of facility use contracts.
Rachel Alwin

Rachel Alwin

Learning Coordinator

Rachel provides coordination for the Continuing Education team for conference, workshop, and seminar offerings.
Leslie Williams

Leslie Williams

Continuing Education & Events Assistant

I develop and manage all aspects of the conference and event planning process with a focus on superior customer service and the highest quality experience possible, making NTC the conference destination of choice.

Looking for space to host an event?

Our state-of-the–art facilities feature spaces for small groups of 10–15 individuals and conference accommodations for up to 200 based on seating arrangement.