SBDC workshop offers info about free employee training
Rob Vanya, March 1, 2011
PEARLAND, Texas — The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at San Jacinto College will host a workshop that provides information about how employers can receive free training for full-time employees.
“Skills for Small Business” will be conducted on Wednesday, March 9 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the SBDC’s Pearland office, located at 6117 Broadway (inside the Pearland Commerce Center).
The “lunch and learn” workshop will offer information about:
• Free tuition up to $1,450 per person for training newly hired full-time employees;
• Free tuition up to $725 per person for training full-time incumbent employees;
• The employee training must be provided by a public community or technical college, or by the Texas Engineering Extension Service;
Persons who would benefit from the workshop include business owners who have newly hired employees who need training, and business owners who have incumbent employees who need retraining, or updated training.
The workshop presenter will be Daniel Gonzalez, a program specialist with Texas Workforce Business Services. Gonzalez works with the Business Outreach and Project Development Team for the Skills Development Fund, which provides technical assistance, at no charge, to help streamline the development of projects and proposals.
The cost to attend the workshop is $20 per person, which includes a box lunch. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information, please call 281- 485-5214 extension 16. Online registration is available at www.sjcd.sbdcnetwork.net.
The SBDC at San Jacinto College provides free counseling and low-cost workshops to help the owners of small and medium sized businesses start and grow their companies. Working with existing as well as start-up firms, SBDC seeks to increase profits, reduce failures and create jobs in the local community to contribute to economic development.
SBDC consultants can help business owners apply for business loans, create written business plans, devise marketing strategies, develop operating budgets and more. Workshops cover basic management topics.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for nearly 50 years. We are committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of more than 29,000 students in over 140 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career-track choices. Students also benefit from the College’s workforce training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of ever-changing industry in the region. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.
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