STATE OF WI: CESA Support and Career Readiness

  • September 12, 2023 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Central Standard Time

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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: STATE OF WI: CESA Support and Career Readiness

Learn more about how CESAs support Public Education and what Career Readiness Work is all about.

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?

Program Flyers 

Business Flyer for Inspire - INSPIRE GROW NORTH

Pathways Flyer 


Upcoming Events: 

December 5th, 2023 8 AM - 9 AM

ACP and RCP: Two WI Career Readiness Programs 

Academic Career Planning and Regional Career Pathways are two Career Readiness Programs - learn about these great opportunities


March 6th, 2024 3 PM - 4 PM

How Business/Industry can connect with K-12: RCP, Career Based Learning Experiences, and Inspire Grow North

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


June 6th, 2023 3 PM - 4 PM

Youth Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning

Are you interested in a deeper relationship yet - Work-Based Learning and Youth Apprenticeship are for you!!!


CESA Contacts:


Brooke Holbrook, Direction of Education for Economic Development, 920-676-8065



Stephanie DeVries, Career & Technical Education Specialist, 608-745-5483

Joel Mindham, Director of Career & Technical Education, 608-745-5481


CESA 8 & 9

Valerie Brooks, Career and Technical Education Coordinator (CTEC), 





North Central WI Regional Career Pathways:

Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Regional Career Pathways

Date & Time

Tue, Sep 12, 2023 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM


Centergy, Inc. is a 501(c)4 nonprofit regional marketing and economic development organization. Our purpose is to foster collaboration among private and public-sector leaders throughout the five counties of central Wisconsin that make up the Centergy Region: Adams, Lincoln, Marathon, Portage, and Wood Counties.


The Centergy brand provides an effective way to leverage the collective economic power of the region’s five counties. It allows us to unite the region’s efforts in talent attraction and development, regional brand development, business development, and promoting innovation and entrepreneurship within the business community.