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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.

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    15th Annual FOCUS Conference

    The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Division of Quality Assurance (DQA), hosted the 15th annual FOCUS Conference for health care providers and DQA staff on November 16 and 17, 2016 at the Kalahari Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells. The FOCUS 2016 Conference was developed in collaboration with health care provider and provider association representatives. The theme of this year’s conference was “Teach, Learn, Collaborate” and showcased a wide variety of health care related topics.

    15th Annual FOCUS ConferenceCCDET staff members, Reneé Rickert and Sharon Rickords, exhibited at this conference and provided information and handouts to conference attendees promoting CCDET’s dementia online training courses, caregiver training information, and the online “Increasing Safety by Preventing Violence” course. There were approximately 1,000 people in attendance. Visitors to the booth expressed interest in participating in future CCDET training opportunities and also signed up to receive CCDET email announcements about upcoming events and training opportunities.

    Pictured here, exhibiting at the 2016 FOCUS Conference, are Reneé Rickert (right)  and Sharon Rickords (left).

    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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