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Wisconsin Level Up Convention

June 21, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Presentation at Wisconsin Business World

Wisconsin Level Up Convention

How to Build & Attract Talent for Wisconsin's Future

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Level Up Convention

Attend the Wisconsin Level Up Convention and learn from statewide business partners and educational leaders about how to transform your educational programs to prepare students for the workforce. Tracks are designed help you build and support creative academic and career programs in your district as well as to connect you to Wisconsin businesses to enhance opportunities for your students.

In this innovative conference, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from industry professionals and to network with School District Administrators, CTE Coordinators, Business Leaders, Chambers, Educators, School Board Members and students from all across the state.

June 21, 2023
8:00AM - 3:30PM
The Ridge, Lake Geneva

Event Agenda

Program subject to change




Welcome & Introductions

Jim Michlig

College, Career & Experiential Learning Coordinator, Muskego Norway School District; Co-Owner, Honey Comb Consulting

Dustin Lehman

Coordinator of College & Career Readiness, Mukwonago Area School District; Co-Owner, Honey Comb Consulting


Student Panel: Exploring the Benefits and Challenges of Work-Based Learning

Ana Juric

Student, Muskego-Norway Schools

Intern, Inpro

Carter Mielke

Student, Muskego-Norway Schools

Intern, Superior Crane

David Redford

Student, Elkhorn High School

YA Marketing, Precision Plus

MaryAnn Romagna

Student, Mukwonago

YA CNA, Prohealth Hospital Oconomowoc

Avery Schweiger

Student, Mukwonago

YA CNA, ProHealth Rehab Waukesha




Session 1

Track 1

Behind the Scenes...What a programmer can do for you!

Tony Spence

Superintendent, Waterford Graded School District

Track 2

SCC-University--Innovative ways in building your next generation of workers

Mickie Healy

Quality Manager, Superior Crane Corporation

Track 3

Chamber Panel

Aimee Herrick

Director of Events & Emerging Talent, Fox Cities Chamber

Lukas Lindner

Workforce Development & Advocacy Director, Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce

Robyn Ludtke

Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives & Workforce, Waukesha County Business Alliance




Session 2

Track 1

If you Build It, They Will Come

Kristi Brooks

Assistant Superintendent, Slinger School District

Track 2

How to Get Away with Funding CTE

Key strategies to developing partnerships and non-traditional funding sources

Mike Dietrich

Vice President, LAB Midwest

Track 3

Playing Nice in the Sandbox Will Create a Stronger Wisconsin

Jim Michlig

Co-Owner, Honeycomb Consulting

Dustin Lehman

Co-Owner, Honeycomb Consulting




Roundtable: Best Practices in Hands-on Learning & Events

Michelle Grajkowski

Michelle Grajkowski

Senior Director, Wisconsin Business World

Stephanie Stevens

Foundation Manager, Wisconsin Business World




Session 3

Track 1

From Partnerships to Results - How to create career ready students!

Chris Trottier

Director of School to Work Opportunities, ElkHorn School District

Track 2

CESA Best Practices & Partnerships

Scott Carr


Joel Mindham


Track 3

One Call Away: How Local Businesses Can Make a Big Impact in Education

Mike Sekula

Vice President of Global Supply Chain Management & Safety, InPro


Business Partner Panel

Wade Goodsell


COO, WMC; Executive Director, WMC Foundation

Rachel Pregont Andres

Executive Vice President, Prent Thermoforming

Roger Roundhouse

CEO, CentroMotion

Anne Troka

Senior Manager, Community & Workforce Development, Sargento Foods Inc.


Final Debrief: Group Discussion



Wisconsin Level Up Convention PRICING

$200 per person

For groups of 5 of more, use promo code “25for5” to get 25% off

Cancellation & Substitution Policy:

Cancellations must be submitted in writing 7 business days prior to the event date for a full refund. Cancellation received less than 7 business days of the event date will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received with less than a 24-hour notice will forfeit refund. No refunds will be made on uncancelled registrations or no-shows. Substitutions are accepted at any time. We reserve the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment, or other circumstances which would make the event nonviable. If we cancel an event, registrants will be given a full refund. Please contact us if you have any questions about the event at 608-258-3400.

Michelle Grajkowski

Michelle Grajkowski


Contact Michelle Grajkowski, Senior Director of Wisconsin Business World at (608) 661-6904, or at

Special thanks to our 2023 Wisconsin Business World Sponsors for their commitment to our events and programs throughout the year!


Session 2

Track 1

How to build strong programs

Track 2

How to Partner with Businesses
(Business Track)

Track 3

How to Support your Programs


June 21, 2023
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Event Category:


The Ridge
W4240 WI-50
Lake Geneva,WI53147United States
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