Talent Development Courses

Recruit, develop, and retain a highly skilled workforce with Mid-State's talent development courses. Options include online or online live courses as well as free, self-paced instruction.

Machine Tool Training Program – Entry Level

Due to the current labor demand for machinists, Mid-State Technical College is offering a unique training program for currently employed individuals to upgrade their skills and become competent entry-level machine tool technicians. 

This training program will be offered over three years, with participants meeting once a week during the school year (no summers). The following thirteen courses are included, providing the participant with 22 college credits and over 730 hours of training.

Participants of this program will be able to continue their education with additional classes in Mid-State’s Machine Tool Technician program to earn a technical diploma. 

Classes will be tentatively scheduled to meet on Fridays.

Cost: $4,700/participant per year. Includes all student materials.
Format: In Person (Wisconsin Rapids Campus)

Learn more about Machine Tool Training Program – Entry Level 

Courses

Year 1:

  • Math for Manufacturing
  • Machine Tool Foundations 1 
  • Technical Drawing Interpretation
  • Machine Tool Foundations 2

Year 2:

  • CNC Mills Set Up and Operations
  • CNC Lathes Set Up and Operations
  • CNC Mills – Manual Programming
  • CNC Lathes – Manual Programming

Year 3:

  • Introduction to Solid Modeling
  • Inspections with Geometric Tolerance and Dimensioning
  • CNC – Computer Aided Programming (Mills and Lathes)

For more information or to register, please contact: 
Workforce Solutions 
workforcesolutions@mstc.edu715.422.5364
 

Professional Skills for the Modern Workplace

As we continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, central Wisconsin employers once again face a shortage of skilled workers. This course will provide your employees with the opportunity to improve their interpersonal interactions, accountability, and professionalism in the workplace.

Cost: $395
Format: Online Live

Learn more about Professional Skills for the Modern Workplace

As we continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, central Wisconsin employers once again face a shortage of skilled workers. This course will provide your employees with the opportunity to improve their interpersonal interactions, accountability, and professionalism in the workplace. Professional Skills for the Modern Workplace This course has been crafted to cover the 10 most requested trainings in soft skills over 10 weeks. With this course, participants will recognize the value of personal accountability and professionalism needed to succeed at any level of the organization. This course will cover:

  • Module 1 – Communicating Clearly
  • Module 2 – Effective Listening
  • Module 3 – Emotional Intelligence
  • Module 4 – Demonstrating a Positive Attitude
  • Module 5 – Conflict Management
  • Module 6 – Customer Service: Handling Difficult Customers
  • Module 7 – Critical Thinking / Problem Solving
  • Module 8 – Adapting to Change
  • Module 9 – Time Management
  • Module 10 – Teamwork & Integrity

Dates and Times
This course is being offered “live online” through Mid-State’s Blackboard learning management system. Participants will need to attend class at the designated time by logging in with a computer, tablet, or phone. (Camera and microphone access will be required.)

January 20 - March 24
Thursdays, 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Class #: 24767 • Course fee $395
Includes instruction and course materials.

To register: contact Mid-State Workforce Solutions • 715.442.536

SHRM Certification

Earning your SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential makes you a recognized expert and leader in the HR field—and a valuable asset to your organization, keeping you and your organization more competitive in today’s economy. This professional distinction from the Society of Human Resource Management sets you apart from your colleagues, proving your high level of knowledge and skills.

Cost: $1290
Format: Online Live

Learn more about SHRM Certification

Increase your chances of passing your exam by attending our upcoming certification prep course. An expert, SHRM-certified instructor will be on hand to answer your questions, guide you through interactive discussions, review sample test questions and provide exclusive test-taking tips.

Tuesdays, February 8 - April 26 • 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Delivery Format: Online Live
Class #: 25788 • Course Fee: $1290 includes SHRM Learning System ($725 value)
Instructor:  Nora Boomer, PHR, SHRM-CP

Nora BoomerNora is an executive human resources professional with over 20 years of experience in the areas of recruitment, learning and organizational development, performance management, compliance, employee relations, and record keeping as well as over 16 years of experience in the areas of compensation and benefits. She believes that developing and inspiring a new generation of HR professionals will change the way we impact organizational health and growth. By offering creative approaches in all aspects of traditional HR (recruitment, engagement, training), professionals can find new ways of delivering content that ignites the organization.

UGotClass

Additional online live classes are available through our partnership with UGotClass.