Week 4 -Training Resources and Incentives

Logo_WorkforceDevelopment_WebSeptember is Workforce Development Month. Throughout the month, the Calvert County Department of Economic Development is offering a weekly set of resources for job seekers and businesses in support of a dynamic local economy.

For the final week we offer ways for employers and job seekers to stay at the top of their game. Sometimes a little help can make all the difference. A training program can help a job seeker qualify for that dream job. Incentives and support can help a business position itself for success. Check out these resources that can ease the path to prosperity.

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Need to train your staff? Hiring new staff? There is no-cost funding to support your needs through the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland. For more information, contact, Business Engagement & Development Manager Belinda Denton at 240-346-6560.

The Small Business Development Center, Southern Region, provides training and business consultation for new and existing businesses. Designed for all stages of business development, themed workshops range from business planning to how to comply with legal and tax issues. Check out their training calendar. For information on about upcoming events in Southern Maryland, call 301-934-7583 or email lcreason@csmd.edu.

The Maryland Procurement Technical Assistance Center provides businesses with an understanding of government contracting requirements and the market know-how to successfully perform federal, state and local government contracts.

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Resource Guide for Small Businesses is an invaluable tool for business growth and development. Learn about key programs and contact information for sources of local assistance that can assist you in starting or growing your business venture.

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Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Access Lynda.com FREE with your Calvert Library card. If you don’t have a library card, get one now.

Alison.com is one of the world’s largest free learning resources with access to 900+ courses in 16 categories including IT, science, business, health care, math, software development, marketing, skilled trades and more. Empower yourself with Alison.com courses to become more competitive in the workplace or simply learn for personal development.