Last year, many people were disappointed because the program didn’t allow people to apply if they had some type of previous certificate, diploma or degree. That has now CHANGED! You can have some type of previous certification and still get training.
The program re-opens tomorrow April 14th – but there are ONLY 500 spots available! If you wish to apply for training (and funding) you must get to the front of the line. Set your alarm and get online athttp://www.bcmicrobusiness.com/apply at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow to apply.
The Micro-Business Training Pilot Program (“MBT Program”) offers eligible, small business owners funded training programs in general business skills such as bookkeeping, marketing, social media, management and other areas with the goal of improving productivity, decreasing costs and generating new revenue.
Eligible micro-business owners receive up to $1000 of funding support for courses in a variety of formats (online, classroom and/or one-on-one) offered by training institutions across the province including universities, colleges, PCTIA accredited institutions and Private Trainers.
The MBT Program runs through December 31, 2014 with the last applications being accepted October 31, 2014 dependant on funding availability. Funding support is available to eligible applicants on a first come, first served basis.
This program is available to every eligible business owner across the province, and training options are available in every region, including online or elearning options.
Not included in this program is training such as:
- Industry specific training
- Workplace Health, Safety or other mandatory training
- Training funded through another source and otherwise free to the Participant (e.g. adult basic education)
Examples of courses included in the MBT Program include:
- Leadership/Management training
- Marketing and Sales
- Social Media
- Computer Skills (e.g. Word, Excel, Simply Accounting, Photoshop etc.)
- Small Business Website Design
- Strategic Planning and Business Coaching
Courses are offered through online, classroom, coaching and seminar/workshop formats.
Call 604 313 9955 for more details