LS-Corporate College announces training initiative for small business owners

 (Feb. 23,  2011) –  In partnership with the Texas Workforce Commission, Lone Star Corporate College has been named as a provider of the Skills for Small Business program, which gives local businesses money to educate their workers. 

The $2 million designated for this initiative by the TWC will be available through Aug. 31 for small businesses. The program supports businesses with fewer than 100 employees, and emphasizes training for new workers and upgrading the skills of present workers.

There is no limit to the number of employees who can take advantage of this money for credit, continuing education, on-line or other available courses offered at LSCS.

“This program will allow us to help you educate your workforce,” said Linda Head, associate vice chancellor of Lone Star Corporate College. “Lone Star Corporate College is proud to team with the Texas Workforce Commission on this innovative program.”

Each employer will receive tuition and fees up to $1,450 per newly-hired employee and up to $725 per incumbent employee. The employer and employees are able to select the training that would be most beneficial for both the business and the worker. Currently, only full-time permanent employees may participate in the program.

“I would encourage local small business owners to take a look at the training that is available through this program,” said Head.

For more information contact Michael Burns at Michael.b.burns@LoneStar.edu or call 972-273-3255.

Lone Star Corporate College strategically partners with local businesses and organizations to develop long-term education and job training partnerships. See LoneStar.edu/corporatecollege for more information.

With more than 69,000 students in credit classes for spring 2011, and a total enrollment of more than 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

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