Registration deadline extended for free Governor’s Business Forum
Deadline to register is now Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012
Amanda L. Booren -- February, 9, 2012
PASADENA, Texas – Small business owners still have an opportunity to register for the Governor’s Business Forum: Aerospace Collaboration Opportunities, slated for Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at the Gilruth Center at NASA. The registration deadline has been extended to Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012. The event is free, but registration is required.
San Jacinto College (SJC), in partnership with the Office of the Governor, Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), NASA – Johnson Space Center (JSC), and Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership (BAHEP), are proud to present this event for small business owners, and displaced workers / entrepreneurs, in the greater Houston area. The Governor’s Business Forum is designed to educate the Texas entrepreneur and small business community on workforce development, marketing, hiring and managing employees, and training and growth opportunities. This one-day event will provide small business owners and displaced workers / entrepreneurs in the region with valuable resources that will help them start, grow, or expand their small business.
TWC will present information on money-saving tools, the $2 million Skills for Small Business Fund, and the “Texas Back to Work” hiring incentive program. Other sessions include Human Resources Basics for Small Businesses; Veterans Workforce Training; Small Business Development Center Programs and Services; Partnering with Johnson Space Center: The BayTech Consortium, the Houston Technology Center, and the Texas Emerging Technology Fund; Managing Small Business Finances; and Social Media for Small Businesses. Meador Staffing Services will conduct tabletop discussions on résumé writing and interview skills and tips, and will provide individuals an opportunity to create a video résumé. Information will also be available about managing money in transition.
The luncheon keynote speaker is The Honorable Esperanza “Hope” Andrade, Texas Secretary of State, who will announce special new opportunities for collaboration with the aerospace industry. The event will also feature a panel discussion with Texas Senate Chairman Mike Jackson, House of Representatives Chairman John Davis, BAHEP President Bob Mitchell, NASA-JSC Director Michael Coats, Texas Workforce Commissioner Andres Alcantar, and U.S. Congressman Pete Olson.
Check-in and a continental breakfast begin at 8 a.m. More information, including a full schedule and a link to register, can be found at www.LaunchingNewOpportunities.com. The event is free, but registration is required and limited to 200 people.
The Gilruth Center is located at 18753 Space Center Blvd., Houston, Texas 77058.
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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 more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.
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