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Customized Instruction


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of employers surveyed say a technical college is important to the success of their business

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of employers said that training met or exceeded their expectations

Upskilling? New products? New processes? We can help.

Learning does not end with graduation. To be successful, you need your talent to grow with you.

Wisconsin's technical colleges offer customized instruction in "hard" technical skills and "soft" productivity skills - like leadership, communications, teamwork and problem-solving - that is specific to your needs.

Customized Instruction

When you contact your local college's Business & Industry Services lead, they will work with you to identify your training needs and a solution that fits.

Experienced Instructors

Our technical college instructors have industry experience and maintain robust networks with their field of expertise, assuring that they understand your needs.

Workforce Advancement Training Grants

Improving productivity and competitiveness requires an investment in employee training and development. Since 2005, the Wisconsin Technical College System has provided Workforce Advancement Training (WAT) grants to support employers in their efforts to retain and advance the skills of their existing workforce.

Workforce Advancement Training grants can help offset your customized training costs. Working with your local technical college, you can explore whether a WAT grant may work to meet your needs through an individual contract, or as part of a consortium of businesses with similar needs.

In the past five years, nearly 2,500 companies have taken advantage of WAT grant training to advance the skills of 68,200 workers.


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of employers said training to improve the work environment met or exceeded expectations

Skills Gained

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of employers said employee skill gains met or exceeded expectations

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Retention improved and turnover decreased, helping to create a new workplace culture. As a result, more than 200 employees received wage increases or improved their earning potential. - Phillips Medisize
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Workforce Advancement Training (WAT) Grants

Workforce Advancement Training (WAT) grants can help offset your customized training costs. Working with your local technical college, you can explore whether a WAT grant may work to meet your training needs.

See or download the WAT Grant Informational Flyer by clicking the link below for more details.

We documented a (significant) improvement in six competencies that will help our organization compete and will prepare employees for leadership. - Arla Foods
As a result of lean training, Generac has realized approximately $3 million in savings in 2020 and projects a savings of approximately $2 million in 2021. - Generac
All participants in the leadership training received a wage increase upon completion of the training as part of their individual performance goals. - Centro Inc.
The college developed a versatile curriculum focused on the key people-skills that our associates use every day, making the educational experience an exceptional value to our team. - KleenMark

Contact the employer specialist at a college to get started

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