Continuing Education & Workforce Training Staff

CalliEkblad_BWCalli Ekblad, Director of Business Relations, Red Wing

Calli has worked at Southeast Technical since 1981 in Continuing Education and Workforce Training and specializes in grant writing. Calli received her certificates in Supervisory Management and Quality from Riverland Community College. She has served as the co-chair of the Southeast Minnesota Training Consortium in the health care cluster for two years and was active as leader in 4-H for over 13 years. She now serves on the Community Education Board. A resident of Red Wing, she has worked at the college for over 32 years.


Katie HKatie Hardyman, Director of Business Relations, Red Wing

Katie is a Red Wing native with over 20 years of sales and marketing experience, most recently with the Red Wing Golf Club and Red Wing Collectors Society Foundation. Graduating with honors, Katie received a B.S. in Business-Risk Management from St. Cloud State University in 1990. Katie is excited to have the opportunity to help local businesses develop training solutions that will advance their workforce and create a stronger community.


Jen OlsonJennifer Olson, Director of Business Relations, Winona

Jen Olson is currently serving the greater Winona area as a Director of Business Relations at Southeast Technical. Jen has worked in the Winona community for six years and previously served as the Community Relations Manager for Winona Health. With a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Jen is excited to work in the field of education and help local businesses develop training solutions to help strengthen both the workforce and community.


NicholeSawyer_BWNicole Sawyer, Business Relations Assistant

Nicole has been a member of the Continuing Education and Workforce Training team at Southeast Technical since March 2008. Her home base is on the Winona campus. Nicole is a 2007 graduate of the college's Sales and Retail Management program and was a member of the DEX group. Nicole completed her internship and had a position as work-study in the college's Marketing/Public Relations department while attending classes in her degree program. Previously, Nicole was a manager of the Cedar Valley Restaurant in the Winona area.