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Rochester Community and Technical College's Center for Business & Workforce Education (BWE) provides organizations, businesses and individuals learning solutions to advance skills, develop careers, and improve quality and productivity.

We are committed to providing:
  • Industry leading courses and training
  • Timely and applicable training programs that meet changing business needs
  • The most affordable pricing possible
  • Flexible training delivery options
  • Continuing Education for new skill development and licensure
  • Off-Site classes at your place of business or other facilities
  • Online classes for maximum flexibility
  • Superior customer service

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Abbey Hellickson, M.Ed



Abbey Hellickson leads the department which includes online course development and customized training curriculum. She serves on various state and local boards focused on economic and business development. She has experience in Human Resources and Corporate Training and has worked with a variety of industry sectors. 

Custom Training Representatives

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Kristi Kiehne, MBA



Kristi Kiehne is a Program Specialist with e-Learning Projects.  She focuses on sales and customer management of RCTCLEARN.NET.  She has over 15 years of experience with sales and health care.         


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Cassandra Ray, BA



Cassandra Ray is a Workforce Development Specialist whose focus is providing training solutions for area businesses. With a background in Human Services, she has over 10 years of experience in building customer relationships across industry sectors.


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Kathy Richie, BSN, RN



Kathy Richie is the Program Director for Allied Health Continuing Education.  She is a registered nurse with over 25 years of experience including staff and patient education.  Kathy is the primary curriculum developer and monitor for the online nursing courses.

Information Technology

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Erin Hill



Erin Hill is a Software Engineer for RCTCLEARN.NET.  With a strong background in programming, design, web development and learning management system administration, Erin works to continually enhance RCTCLEARN.NET for the end-user.


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Dennis Kronebusch, BS



Dennis Kronebusch, Solutions Engineer and Information Technology Specialist received his B.S. degree from Winona State University.  He has 11 years experience, specializing in web design and programming; learning management system administration; instructional design and facilitation of on-line courses as well as on-line customer support.  

Support Staff

Michele Altman is Project Coordinator for Continuing Education and Customized Training.  She has over 15 years experience in internal and external customer service.


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Mary Bisbee



Mary Bisbee has worked for The Center for Business and Workforce Education since 2001. In addition to supporting the department, she is responsible for web page updates, invoicing, contracts and purchase orders.


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Sarah Quincey



Sarah Quincey is responsible for numerous administrative duties relating to SBDC (Small Business Development Center), managing the data base for the SBDC, client statistical tracking and reporting, and State and Federal informational reporting.


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Jamie Schroeder



Jamie Schroeder has worked at RCTC since 2008 and joined BWE in 2014. She is the first point of contact for anyone needing information on our course offerings and also assists with course registration.  Jamie is also a Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) through the Rochester, MN Convention & Visitors Bureau. 

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