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How Business & Industry Can Connect with K-12?

January 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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In partnership with CESA and Grow North, Centergy is hosting a webinar series on opportunities for Career Readiness in Central and North-Central Wisconsin.

WEBINAR TOPIC: How Business & Industry can connect with K-12 – RCP, Career-Based Learning Experiences

Now that you have an understanding of Career Readiness Initiatives, learn how you can get involved.

About our Speaker: Brooke Holbrook – Career Readiness – Youth Apprenticeship, Career Pathways & Inspire WI, CESA 9

Brooke Holbrook, MA has over 27 years of experience in the area of higher education and human services, with 16 years devoted to education.  Brooke currently serves as the Director of Education for Economic Development at CESA 8 and 9.  Her role focuses on leading and managing programs to assist K-12 District with Career Readiness.  These programs include Academic Career Planning, Regional Career Pathway, Inspire WI, Youth Apprenticeship and other related consultation and training services.  She also served as the Manager of K-12 Relations at Northeast WI Technical College (NWTC) for 11 years.  Her areas of achievement and expertise include leadership and management, fostering collaboration with external partners, including K-12 systems, universities and business partners, curriculum development and project management.  Brooke actively serves on several K-12 Advisory teams, Workforce/Economic Development Committees and partners with business/industry alliances in the New North and North Central region of Wisconsin.


Who is CESA?

CESAs make it possible for schools, regardless of size, to work together to share staff and equipment, save money, and extend educational opportunities to all corners of the state and to all children. CESAs provide these services without mandates, without levying taxes, and with no state aid.


Program Flyers 

Business Flyer for Inspire – INSPIRE GROW NORTH

Pathways Flyer 


CESA Contacts:


Brooke Holbrook, Direction of Education for Economic Development

[email protected], 920-676-8065



Stephanie DeVries, Career & Technical Education Specialist

[email protected], 608-745-5483

Joel Mindham, Director of Career & Technical Education

[email protected], 608-745-5481


CESA 8 & 9

Valerie Brooks, Career and Technical Education Coordinator (CTEC)

[email protected],





North Central WI Regional Career Pathways:
Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Regional Career Pathways

Date & Time


January 26
8:00 am - 5:00 pm