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Wittenberg Business Launches In-house University

Wittenberg Business Launches In-house University

Wittenberg, WI., April 3, 2023 - - Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Meats, a local specialty meat supplier in Wittenberg Wisconsin, announced the launch of Nueske University, an in-house curriculum designed to enhance the skills of current and future company leaders. Levi O’Kimosh, Talent Acquisition – Programs & Systems Specialist said, “Few things are more magical than a company who understands the value of its current team members, so investing in leadership skills provides team members the ability to grow their knowledge from within while forming a succession plan for the future leaders of the company.”

Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Meats in partnership with Northcentral Technical College in Wausau, kicked off the program in August of 2022. The participants pictured on the left feature Nueske’s current leadership team and the first class of Nueske U. Jared Eggebrecht, Director of Workforce Training & Professional Development at Northcentral Technical College said, “Northcentral Technical College’s (NTC’s) Workforce Training & Professional Development team was honored to collaborate with Nueske’s to build a 15-month leadership development program tailored to grow their leaders internally and help retain their valuable workforce. The program involves four NTC leadership instructors, in combination with Nueske’s Training and Development team, to deliver a program that addresses current leadership challenges in a fun and engaging way allowing participants to apply the tools they learn on the job immediately. NTC was also able to secure Workforce Advancement Training grant funds, with the assistance of Nueske’s Brand Training and Development Specialist, Tammy Beran, which helped Nueske’s launch the program and realize a quicker return on their employee development investment.”


Nueske’s has a rich history in the Wittenberg community and will celebrate its 90th anniversary this summer. Tammy Beran has been a part of that history for the past 32 years and was one of the players in the development and implementation of Nueske U. Tammy said, “At Nueske’s our leaders know it is an awesome privilege to be in a leadership role. Our entire team of people believes in the Nueske Brand. Leaders understand wholeheartedly that it takes people to make that brand. We are dedicated to building and enhancing our leader’s capabilities through Nueske University to support their commitment. It is our mission to have leaders that people want to follow because they feel valued and supported.” Nueske’s believes the in-house University will leave a foundation for the current and future success of the company. Levi noted, “Nueske U is a great addition to the company’s continued legacy of success and builds onto their brand of being the employer of choice in the Wittenberg community.” 

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