Workforce Training

Why Blackhawk?

Over 50 seminars and workshops offered annually to support regional business needs
BTC serves more than 100 training contracts per year

The Blackhawk Difference

Business People Working

Greater productivity. Sharper professional skills. A firm grasp of the latest industry trends and tech. Whatever your organization is working to achieve, your success begins with a well-trained workforce and Blackhawk Technical College’s professional development training programs can help you get there.

We offer flexible, cost-effective training solutions for organizations of every size, in any industry. Led by smart, engaging instructors – not just academics, but respected practitioners with real-world experience informed by the latest best practices, they will help you create a fully customizable learning experience that is built to deliver lasting outcomes based on your specific objectives and needs.

Interested in learning more about BTC’s customizable training workshops? Contact us at (608) 757-7701 or

For Our Community

Blackhawk's Workforce and Community Division is working hard to develop workforce training as well as community and continuing education programs designed to meet our neighbors' needs. We're building meaningful, lasting relationships between Wisconsin's workforce, BTC educators, and the communities we serve. 

“Partnering with BTC to customize our training needs and having the flexibility to make changes was a major reason our training was successful. We intend to continue this class with new employees and expand the training to more advanced topics.”

- Jaron Combs, Vice President of Construction, Mid-States Concrete

Popular Training Programs

Emerging technologies. Technical skill development. Quality, safety, and sustainable practices. Blackhawk has designed hundreds of engaging training programs for individuals and professional teams that cover a wide array of topics. We also teach students the marketable “soft skills” today’s employers are looking for.   

Some of our most popular programs include:

Great leaders are highly effective communicators who rally others around specific ideas and goals. Courses such as Creating a Successful Culture, Dealing with Difficult People, Operator Training, First Line Supervising and Working Together Effectively can help your business maximize team productivity, encourage innovation and secure a competitive edge. Let BTC teach your leaders how to master complex challenges and capitalize on using your most important asset: your employees.

Worker safety is important in every industry, from advanced manufacturing to marketing and healthcare. BTC’s certified instructors have the expertise you need to improve worker safety and health protection throughout your organization. Stay up to date with our Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) courses, designed to help you maintain high safety standards while avoiding costly fines.

According to a recent Forbes magazine survey, companies that are intentional about organization development are 130% more likely to realize stronger business results. BTC’s Organizational Development training programs can help your company create a culture of continual improvement with courses in improving time management, elevating professional work expectations, cultivating problem solvers, increasing productivity and more.

Clear communication is a critical component in building an effective department, division or business. Blackhawk offers interactive Business Communications courses in business writing, customer service, email correspondence, presentation skills and more. Want to encourage collaboration and create efficient, high-performance teams? Invest in your employees’ communication skills.

Microsoft Office is the gold standard for business software, but most companies only tap into a small portion of its capabilities. With lesson plans for beginners and advanced Microsoft Office power users, our software training workshops will teach your employees the tips and tricks to working more efficiently. We’ll help you master the program’s major functions, including word processing and desktop publishing, spreadsheets, database management, and presentation development.

Manufacturers with an interest in increasing profitability invest in tools and specialized knowledge to reduce the potential for error in the production process. At Blackhawk, Principles of Lean Manufacturing, 5S Visual Workplace, Root Cause/Problem Solving and other cutting-edge courses can provide you with a road map to improved quality control processes. Increase your productivity and efficiency while reducing waste with help from BTC.

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