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Who We Are

We are focused on the mission of creating educational opportunity and access for all ages, encompassing K-12 student programs, personal and professional development and customized training to meet the needs of a progressive economy.

We develop, collaborate and execute responsive solutions for diverse communities statewide, all of which reflect our deep commitment to inclusion, social justice and civic responsibility. 

The Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement provides credit and non-credit offerings that have great impact on communities throughout Wisconsin. Approximately 93,585 internal and external stakeholders of all ages participated in our services, events, courses and programs throughout FY 2018-2019.


Workforce Solutions

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A diverse skillset is demanded in today’s progressive economy. We offer workforce solutions that can help with customized team training and needs assessments, centralized resources for employers, digital badging and an Accelerated Associates DegreeUpskilling opportunities available with noncredit certificate programs in data science, supply chain management and more.

Continuing Professional Education 

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Collaborating with business leaders and organizations on career development to unlock employee potential. Offering ongoing learning opportunities and leadership training, Also specializing in maintaining and advancing the careers of health and human services professionals with Wisconsin state licensure continuing education.

Wisconsin Caregiver Academy

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Making available innovative training options for caregivers and providers of assisted living facilities, delivering state-approved Train-the-Trainer sessions. Offering certificates in geriatric healthcare and management in health systems. 

Government Affairs

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Serving statewide municipalities by providing local government education including Presidential Election Academy and the largest Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Institute in the region. 

Lifelong Learning Institute

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Enjoy learning just for the fun of it. No grades. No tests. No papers. Take up to 30 classes a semester. Hundreds of classes offered. From the Art of Calligraphy to Mystics of the Middle Ages.

K-12 Relations

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Committed to learning and enrichment for the K-12 student audience. Partnering with with the Department of Public Instruction to provide educational opportunities for students in the GEAR UP program. Pioneering Rising Phoenix collaborations with schools and school districts to establish programs of concurrent enrollment.

College Credit in High School


Developing initiatives that create equitable pathways to postsecondary education, including three ways to earn college credit in high school College Credit in High School, Early College Credit and Dual Enrollment Access Academy, along with seasonal Summer Scholars.

Camps & Youth Programs

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Students in grades 5-12 can explore their passions, challenge their creativity and cultivate their social awareness while experiencing campus by attending camps or participating in youth programs focused on art, music, health, STEM, inclusivity, social justice and more.

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Award-Winning Training Registry

Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) partners with the university to credential assisted living instructors and employees. The Community-Based Care and Treatment Training Registry helps Wisconsin put confidence and compassion into caring for state residents. 

Signal Expertise with a Digital Badge

UW-Green Bay Continuing Education and Community Engagement provides Digital Badges when you complete key trainings or programs. A Digital Badge is a validation of an accomplishment, skillset, or competency that a learner has earned. Digital Badges can be placed on a resume or digital platform such as LinkedIn, to show employers you have the critical capabilities and competencies your role, or the role you seek, requires.

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Meagan Strehlow, Director of K-12 Relations, appears on Local 5 Live to highlight K-12 programs, designed to close the achievement gap and jumpstart students' postsecondary education. Watch

Expanding our Services

Actively expanding our services in Northeast Wisconsin and beyond by developing targeted offerings at all campus locations, including our signature programs and other growth and need-based solutions.

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Green Bay Campus
General Info
Phone: 920-465-2102
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Manitowoc Campus

Melissa Schleicher, Program Specialist 
Phone: 920-663-7337

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Marinette Campus

Linda Hornick, Program Specialist
Phone: 715-504-3351

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Sheboygan Campus

Melissa Schleicher, Program Specialist 
Phone: 920-663-7337

About Continuing Education & Community Engagement

Watch a brief video that provides an overview of our programs. 

Division Info

If you have any questions, concerns or ideas for Continuing Education and Community Engagement please contact:

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Joy Ruzek​

Assistant Vice Chancellor