City Council Expands Small Business Training Program
(Columbus)—The Columbus City Council has passed legislation to expand
a successful small business job training program launched by City Council in
summer 2013. The Small Business Training Services Program allows local
companies with a contract compliance number with the City of Columbus free
access to Columbus’ Citywide Training & Development facility and the
numerous classes they offer to improve the professional skills of workers.
“City Council listens to the
needs of the private sector and is providing the tools to help small businesses
succeed,” said Councilmember Priscilla R. Tyson, chair of the Workforce
Development Committee. “The idea for a
job training program came directly from a series of small business roundtable
discussions held by City Council and dozens of local business owners and
advocates. This is a great piece of
legislation that allows our companies to train and retain good employees.”
Ordinance 1056-2015, co-sponsored by Councilmembers Tyson and Shannon G.
Hardin, will allocate $25,000 for another round of classes to be offered. Available trainings include courses on soft
skills, such as critical thinking and improving communication, and hard skills
like Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. As of the end of 2014, more than 491
registrations have been processed for training sessions through the Small
Business Training Services Program.
on this training program, contact Kris at [email protected], or by calling 614-645-2851.