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Kim Braatz

Kim Braatz

Careers Instructor

Moraine Park Technical College

Careers Instructor at Moraine Park Technical College

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Moraine Park Technical College

Careers Instructor

Career medium 01

Moraine Park Technical College

Adjunct Faculty

• Incorporate a variety of teaching methods to meet the learning styles of my students including teacher led instruction and the sharing of personal experiences and experts’ views and research; demonstration; hands-on experimenting; group work; and student-led teaching and sharing.
• Guide students in the application of learning to professional work situations.
• Plan instruction time and activities that support course competencies and core abilities and prepare students to successfully meet performance outcomes.
• Maintain continuous and open communication with all students regarding learning successes and concerns.
• Experience teaching traditional classroom, accelerated, and blended courses: Team Building and Problem Solving, Business Technology and Innovation, Computer Essentials, and Database and Spreadsheet Essentials.

Career

First Presbyterian Church

AV Coordinator

• Recruit, train, schedule and supervise volunteers in operating audio visual equipment during church activities.
• Oversee all audio visual computer systems and equipment upkeep and schedule/perform equipment maintenance.
• Recommend new purchases of hardware and software.
• Develop worship videos and presentations.
• Maintain copyright licenses for the use of music and videos.

Career medium 04
Career
Career medium 05

Elkhart Lake High School

Business Education Teacher

• Taught Business Education courses including: Keyboarding I and II, Accounting and Computer Literacy.
• Served as advisor for the Elkan Yearbook, instructing students on the use of desktop publishing software and photography, while overseeing the creation of a 112-page yearbook.

Career

Mercury Marine

Human Resources Project Manager (Part-Time)

• Created educational training sessions for new company-wide performance management system and quarterly hourly and salaried employee meetings.
• Wrote curriculum and facilitated training sessions on “Gender Differences in the Workplace” at Mercury’s Mid-Manager Leadership training sessions.
• Developed and coordinated employee relations activities, such as the 2002 Mercury Open House (7,000+ visitors and 10 facilities), Mercury’s United Way Campaigns ($90,000+ in employee donations), and other employee relations programs.
• Served as a career counselor, assisting employees in their professional development and working with managers on succession planning.

Career medium 04
Career
Career medium 02

Mercury Marine

Human Resources Manager

• Responsible for labor relations activities for three unionized manufacturing facilities (900 employees), including grievance resolution, discipline, contract administration and conflict resolution.
• Participated in contract negotiations which resulted in a successfully negotiated four year labor contract.
• Worked with plant management team to develop policies related to hiring, scheduling and discipline.
• Member of a joint labor-management steering committee responsible for the design and implementation of a
gain-sharing group incentive program that rewarded union employees for their contributions.
• Provided existing and prospective employees with information about policies, job duties, wages, opportunities for promotion and employee benefits.
• Recruited salaried and hourly staff including engineers, managers, supervisors, administrative personnel and manufacturing employees.
• Performed additional staffing duties including preparing personnel forecasts to project employment needs, mediating disputes, administering disciplinary procedures, and terminating employees, including a salaried reduction in force.
• Managed a staff of five employees and successfully administered a $300,000 department budget.

Career

Mercury Marine

Labor Relations Representative

• Assisted in labor relations activities for a large manufacturing facility (1,200 employees).
• Chairperson for college-level school to work (cooperative education) program.
• Hired 200+ hourly manufacturing employees.

Career medium 04
Career
Career medium 05

Mercury Marine

Employee Relations Supervisor

• Coordinated all phases of internal / corporate communications.
• Oversaw employee relations programs, such as the annual company picnic (5,000 attendees).
• Served as primary contact for corporate citizenship activities.

Career

Mercury Marine

Communication and Human Resources Associate

• Coordinated all phases of internal / corporate communications.
• Developed computer based internal communications system.
• Responsible for releasing and tracking of corporate donations.

Career medium 02
Career

Marian College of Fond du Lac

Masters, Technology Education

Marian College of Fond du Lac

Teaching Certificate, Business Education

St. Norbert College

Bachelors, Business Adminstration