On Feb. 22, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s Center of Community Partnerships (CCP) will have a new home. Moving from its current location in City Center to 549 High Ave., CCP will be better positioned to serve the community as well as the University’s 13,198 students.
Established in 1998, CCP provides access to resources and expertise from UW Oshkosh. Faculty, staff, and students from the University and community-based experts combine their knowledge and professionalism to offer customized training, applied research, business consulting and student internship programs to business in the area.
“UW Oshkosh has world-class expertise in areas such as business, economics, nursing, education, computer science, biology, communications, criminal justice and many others,” said CCP Director Doug Jarmusz. “In addition to the faculty, there are more than 13,000 students at UW Oshkosh who are on their way to becoming the next generation of leaders in their field.”
CCP offers customized training on project management, leadership, professional development and business basics; consulting and mentoring by faculty members who can facilitate strategy development, recommend operational improvements, or lead an implementation plan; and student interns. Among the organization’s high-profile projects was attracting Yahoo! to Oshkosh to open a tech support center employing about 35 UWO students.