Our skilled Workforce Training & Professional Development team is your local partner for the long-term success of your organization. We also provide professional development offerings for individuals looking to earn CEUs or certifications, or take individual courses to improve your career or life skills.

Training & Services We Offer

Continuing Education Courses

Our convenient and flexible course and licensing offerings help you learn skills to advance in a current career, earn certifications, meet continuing education requirements, develop a hobby or simply enrich your life.

Life Enrichment & Community Courses

We offer an assortment of lifestyle courses for a wide variety of interests. Bring out your creative side, get active, or stay engaged within your community.

Conferences, Seminars and Workshops

Our conferences and seminars can help you develop your skills while networking with others in your profession. These events are led by industry experts to provide you with a high quality learning experience.

Customized Training for Businesses

We offer customized training and consulting services to help your business reach its goals. From specific training programs in certain areas, to facilitating a group discussion, providing individual coaching, or performing an assessment for a needed process improvement, we have a solution for you.


Earn while you learn! Apprenticeship is on-the-job training with opportunities for both high school students and adults. These programs combine work-based learning with related classroom instruction. High school Youth Apprenticeships can transition seamlessly into the Registered Apprenticeship program.

On-Demand Training

Professional Development to fit around your schedule. Access our on-demand training library anytime and anywhere. Not able to attend one of our events? Watch the recording here! Don’t have time to sit down and watch a training in one sitting? Take your time by breaking it into smaller time sessions.

Rapid Workforce Credentials & Certificates

Rapidly launch yourself into a new career with a short-term training ranging from days to weeks to complete! These credentials and certificates have been verified by local employers as positions that are highly employable in our community.

Career Skill Paths

Work toward a certificate or degree while learning in small bits at your own pace, in an online format. Develop the skills you need to advance your career through Career Skill Paths, short on-demand, online modules of training that add up to larger degrees.

Facility Rental & Conference Services

Are you planning to host an event, but need the space and equipment to do so? We offer a number of facility rental options to suit your needs. We are also now offering conference services packages — let us handle the planning and registration aspects.

We are here to serve you.

Hear from our valued business partners on how our customized training programs helped them reach their goals. Whether you have a specific training need or are looking for consulting and technical services, we’re here to add value to you and your business.

Meet the Trainers: Our Industry Experts

We have subject matter experts from all backgrounds and expertise. Learn how you can utilize our trainers to incorporate customized training into the growth and development of your organization.

Tonya McKenna Trabant speaking near a podium.

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Brad Gast

Brad Gast

Dean of Workforce Training & Professional Development

Brad provides leadership to the Workforce Training & Professional Development team for all divisional functions, and is the liaison to workforce development.
Jared Eggebrecht

Jared Eggebrecht

Director of Workforce Training & Professional Development

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.
Andrea Ollhoff

Andrea Ollhoff

Business Development Manager – Central and North Region

Andrea provides service to our business partners in the district’s central and north region for customized training solutions.

Megan Stanchik

Business Development Manager – Northwest Region

Megan provides service to our business partners in the district’s northwest region for customized training solutions.
Katie Metko

Katie Metko

Apprenticeship Manager

Katie provides coordination for the apprenticeship programs and provides service to our business partners for apprenticeship training solutions.
Susan Borchardt

Susie Borchardt

American Heart Association Specialist

Susie is the American Heart Association Training Center Coordinator and provides service to AHA instructors and assigns AHA provider cards to students and instructors in our community.
Leslie Williams

Leslie Williams

Learning Coordinator

Leslie provides coordination for the Professional Development team for conference, workshop, and seminar offerings.

Sharon Ruff

Learning Coordinator

Sharon provides coordination for the Workforce Training & Professional Development team on training development and delivery of services.

Rachel Lease

Workforce Training and Professional Development Assistant

Rachel provides support for all guests in the Center for Business & Industry, and the Workforce Training & Professional Development team, as well as coordination of facility use contracts.
Rhonda Hoffer

Rhonda Hoffer

Administrative Assistant

Rhonda provides instructor and training fulfillment supporting our business development managers and business partners.
Nancy Resch

Nancy Resch

Administrative Assistant

Nancy provides instructor and training fulfillment supporting our business development managers and business partners.