Workforce and Community Development

Workforce Training, Economic Development, and Outreach to Our Communities

Each year thousands of Green and Rock County incumbent workers, job seekers and adult learners look to Blackhawk Technical College to fill their training and educational needs. Whether you come as an individual, business or community organization you can participate in learning programs in Beloit, Janesville, Milton or Monroe, at one of BTC's learning centers, or at your place of business.

Workforce and Community Development (WCD) provides business and professional development seminars and workshops, customized training services, continuing education opportunities and an array of short-term courses in a variety of settings. This area also schedules learning opportunities for individuals seeking enrichment-or furthering their knowledge and skills for work or fun. WCD staff work directly with business, government, education, community organizations, public services, and others to provide customized training and consulting services that can include onsite or on-campus training. 

Customized training and business consulting is the core of the services provided by WCD. Our professional staff assesses your business and training needs and then designs and delivers services to help your business or organization meet its goals. Business seminars, organizational analyses, employee skills assessments, business planning assistance and facilitation services are also available.

A dedicated manager will match the right trainer or consultant to your organization’s needs and assist in creating solutions to address your specific issues by customizing curriculum and activities. Our manager can also guide you to funding assistance resources that may be available to help offset your training investment.

Our clients include individuals, businesses and organizations from the following sectors:

  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation and Distribution
  • Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Community Based Residential Facilities
  • Community Organizations
  • Education
  • Health Care
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Real Estate
  • Insurance

Recent examples of training and consulting services that have been provided through BCD include:

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Blueprint Reading
  • CNC
  • Computer Software
  • Early Childhood Training (Wisconsin Model Early Learning (WMEL)
  • Electro-mechanical
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Forklift Operation
  • GD&T/Metrology
  • Human Resource Management
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Information Technology
  • Leadership Development
  • Lean/Six Sigma
  • Manufacturing Skills Standards Certification (MSSC)
  • OSHA Training
  • Personnel Mentoring
  • Project Management
  • Quality Management
  • Real Colors®--A Workplace Communication Tool
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Strategic Planning
  • Supervisory Skills
  • Time Management

Training and Consulting Services

For more information, questions, or to arrange for a free consultation, please contact the Workforce and Community Development Office at (608) 757-7736.