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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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    Christine Ann Donations

    Christine Ann DonationAs part of CCDET’s Happiness and Workplace Joy Project, staff are continually looking at ways to support one another and also to become involved with the community by partnering with local non-profit organizations to assist them in meeting their missions. At CCDET’s September All Staff Meeting, staff brought in donations for the Christine Ann Center, a local domestic abuse shelter for women and their children. The response from staff was overwhelming and we able to donate numerous items including microwaves, towels, silverware, paper products, gift cards, and more. Accepting the donation was Alicia Gehrig, the Volunteer Coordinator for the Christine Ann Center.

    CCDET staff are looking forward to their next community project, adopting a family at the holidays and providing them with gifts!

    Wisconsin Assisted Living Association (WALA)
    21st Annual Spring Conference

    The Wisconsin Assisted Living Association 21st Annual Spring Conference “Heart of a Superhero: The Champions of A.L.” was held on March 10 and 11, 2016 at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells, WI.  The WALA Spring Conference was an educational conference for a variety of assisted living industry professionals.  It included over 40 concurrent breakout sessions, a trade show and countless networking opportunities. There were approximately 700 conference attendees and over 150 exhibitor booths.  

    On March 10, 2016, CCDET staff members Donna Cochems and Sharon Rickords participated in the conference.  Donna presented a session titled “Reporting Caregiver Misconduct: Who? What? When? How?”. The session covered misconduct definitions, reporting tools and reporting requirements for assisted living providers along with suggested staff training handouts.  Sharon managed a CCDET exhibitor booth that provided conference attendees information and handouts regarding dementia online training courses, upcoming caregiver training sessions, the online “Increasing Safety by Preventing Violence” course and information about the CCDET Community Based Residential Facility (CBRF) training registries.  Visitors to the booth expressed interest in signing up and participating in the CCDET training opportunities.

    This conference provided valuable marketing and networking opportunities. CCDET looks forward to attending this conference in the future! 


    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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