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President of Realityworks Joins Department of Labor’s Business Services Summit

Timm Boettcher will be speaking at the “Taking Care of Business 2” Business Services Summit

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (May 8, 2013) – Realityworks, Inc. President and Industry Workforce Needs Council
(IWNC) Chair Timm Boettcher was added to the speaking docket for the Southeastern Region Department of
Labor’s “Taking Care of Business 2” Business Services Summit. Mr. Boettcher will be hosting two sessions:
“Strategies for Engaging the Business Community” and “Steps You Can Take to Build a Workforce Pipeline
Creating a Competitive Advantage for Your Community and Local Business.”

“Strategies for Engaging the Business Community” will be on Wednesday, May 8th from 3:45-5:00. The
session will focus on getting business and industry to recognize the value of engagement and partnerships with
education and youth programming. Several case studies will be shared to show successful engagement between
education and workforce development. Mr. Boettcher will host the session with Jakub D. Prokop, the
Curriculum and Program Developer for the Career and Technical Education at Hillsborough County Public
Schools in Florida. Mr. Prokop is also an active member of the IWNC with Mr. Boettcher.

The session entitled, “Steps you Can Take to Build a Workforce Pipeline Creating a Competitive Advantage for
Your Community and Local Business” will be the summit’s closing plenary on Friday, May 10th from 10:30-
12:00. Mr. Boettcher will be joined by Mr. Prokop and Robin Kroyer-Kubicek for this session. Ms. Kroyer-
Kubicek is a former high school teacher and is now a consultant for the Wisconsin Department of Workforce
Development. This session will cover strategies for engaging youth to develop a strong workforce, and will give
concrete examples and tools to put strategies into action.

“My work at Realityworks and with the IWNC has given me great insight into the value of business and
industry collaborations with education,” says Mr. Boettcher. “I look forward to sharing my knowledge and
encouraging others to be engaged with developing our workforce through education partnerships.”

The summit will be held at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Atlanta in Atlanta on May 8th-10th. For more
information, visit this link.

The Industry Workforce Needs Council (IWNC) is comprised of American business leaders who have the
common goal of strengthening career and technical education (CTE) in the United States. In partnership with
influential educational organizations, the IWNC raises awareness of the importance of CTE in America, the
benefits it provides for high school and post-secondary students, and the effects CTE has on the economy. The
IWNC also advocates for CTE programming, curricula and funding on the federal, state and local levels. For
more information on the IWNC, visit

About Realityworks, Inc.
Realityworks, Inc. was established 18 years ago with the mission to better address teen pregnancy prevention,
parenting skills, and to address child abuse and neglect through educational products and is most famous for
their RealCare Baby (known formerly as Baby Think It Over, BTIO). Over the last decade, this unique
company developed several other simulators and programs with the desire to create engaging, experiential
learning tools. These tools help educators engage students while bettering the human condition. New products
address career preparation areas such as business management, finance and entrepreneurship, and most recently
a welding simulation system known as teachWELD. The company has made a worldwide impact, sending
simulators into more than 67% of U.S. school districts and reaching more than 6,000,000 young people.
Programs also extend to more than 89 countries worldwide. For more information, visit,
or call toll free at 800-830-1416.

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Media Contact:
Samantha Forehand
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Experiential Learning Through Simulation Technology. Call 1.800.830.1416