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.


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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by Goodnight, Michael last modified Mar 22, 2016 11:48 AM