In today’s tight job market, employees need the tools to succeed. Whether you are seeking new or improved job skills or striking out on your own as an entrepreneur, Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area offers two courses that can help prepare you for a better job and career.
The Micro-Enterprise Business Development and Training Program helps individuals interested in starting and maintaining a home-based or second income business take the first step by learning to write a business plan. Through the program, participants learn valuable tips from experienced accountants, bankers, attorneys and other professionals.
“For ten years, our professionals have helped hundreds understand what it takes to start and run a small business,” says LaSandra Wright, Director of Micro Enterprise and Computer Literacy for the Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area. “Our small classes provide plenty of individualized learning and encouragement. Students may also research business topics in our computer lab. On-site childcare is also available.”
Over the ten-week class, participants will learn about the many aspects that go into planning a new business. Course topics will include managing your business records, financing your business, managing cash flow, pricing your products and services, and more.
For those seeking to strengthen their computer skills, the Computer Literacy Program offers both beginner and intermediate courses throughout the year. Participants receive training from certified Microsoft Office instructors in a small group setting.
Through individualized instruction, students receive training in basic computer terminology, word processing, e-mail and Internet search. The agency’s computer lab allows students plenty of time to strengthen their skills.
Enrollment for both the Micro-Enterprise Business Development and Training Program and the Computer Literacy Program is limited and pre-registration is required. The next ten-week Micro-Enterprise class session begins Thursday, Sept. 9 and continues through Thursday, Nov.11. Classes meet on Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m.
Visit www.cap-dayton.org for more information. To pre-register, contact micro@cap-dayton.org or (937) 341-5000, ext. 125.
To enroll in the next Computer Literacy Program session, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 14, contact clp@cap-dayton.org or (937) 341-5000, ext. 177.