Center for Career Development & Employability Training (CCDET)

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Welcome to CCDET

Recognized as a strategic and innovative partner for more than three decades, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s Center for Career Development and Employability Training (CCDET) offers customized and cost effective services to local, state and federal organizations. We provide:

Strengthening organizational capacity is our goal.  We do it by analyzing the critical issues and then quickly placing either individuals or teams that best meet your needs. Our staff members are highly trained and experienced professionals with expertise in a broad array of subjects.


Vet Corps Member Receives National Award

Alexander Feest, of Appleton, is a returning combat veteran from the United States Marine Corps.  During his time as a student at Fox Valley Technical College, Feest was also a member of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Vet Corps Program.  On Wednesday, Sept. 16, Feest was given the Harkin Excellence in Service Award in Washington D.C for his efforts in guiding other local veterans in coping with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  The award, presented in the name of Former Senator Harkin (a major champion on national and community service), is given to four individuals throughout the country, each having been nominated by people who have witnessed the members’ service.  When discussing Feest’s progress and impact on local veterans, Site Supervisor Kelly Nutty said: “Alex single-handedly conducted significant outreach to numerous local groups to promote team building days and special events for military members and veterans at Riverview Gardens. Because of Alex’s efforts, veterans from all branches of service have joined Riverview Gardens as community volunteers, and veterans in need have connected with us and joined our job-training program”  Congratulations Alex on a job well done, and thank you for your service.


Oshkosh Back to School Fair

BackToSchoolOver 900 children checked off a majority of items on their school supply lists during the 18th annual Oshkosh Back to School Fair held at North High School on Thursday, August 6, 2015. Almost 100 volunteers helped out not only on the day of the fair, but also the days prior to the fair, setting up rooms and packing school supplies. CCDET staff member, Ruth Mauritz, was involved in setting up this year’s fair and coordinating school supplies for this event!

Children were outfitted with a backpack, a new outfit, socks, underwear and prepackaged bags of hygiene supplies and school supplies. Stylists representing more than 10 local salons provided free haircuts to the children and the Tri-County Dental mobile clinic provided free dental screenings.

More than 20 businesses and community organizations contributed items or monetary donations.


Training Now Available!!


CCDET, in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, has developed several online courses for people whose personal or professional lives are touched by those living with dementia.

Multiple introductory-level courses contain broad-based information including:

    • an overview of different types of dementia including Alzheimer’s disease
    • tips and techniques for communicating with people who are living with dementia
    • interactive scenarios in which learners apply knowledge learned throughout the course

The courses are appropriate for a variety of individuals in the community such as:

    • crisis response personnel
    • healthcare providers
    • family and friends of those living with dementia
    • other members of Wisconsin communities

For more information about which course might be right for you or to register, click on the Wisconsin Dementia Care Project tab on this page or

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by Goodnight, Michael last modified Sep 23, 2015 01:28 PM