A course filled with information on how to go into business.
It is exclusively for inmates, released inmates & people with a criminal background. It covers all areas such as Banking, Law, Insurance, Accounting, Marketing , Sales, Life Lessons, Business Plan, Positive Mental Attitude & more. What makes it unique is that it is 60% business data & 40% Life lessons.
In the first session students are mentally prepared to start receiving & learning information, then each student is guided into starting a business. Mentors help students get through difficult sessions & also work with them after graduation. Once a month for 3 months after graduation there is a general mentoring session. This ensures that everyone can follow through to start a business.
Classes are once a week for 10 weeks & are given in the mornings usually from 9-11:30 am. Potential students are individually interviewed for selection. The selection is based on their desire & commitment to follow through with this multi-subject course. The business Plan session ends with each student proving that their idea for a business will work. It is presented to an outside business committee for evaluation.
The course is currently being taught in Bridgeport, Waterbury & Hartford where the city governments as well as local community organizations help it to run effectively. Three of the major organizations in the state helping us are Career Resources, CPA & OIC.
I am currently picking a few of my graduate students & training them to become leaders of the training course for February 2017. We are interested in hiring them because it will allow them to grow as individuals & provide a great teacher for the new students. They walk the walk & talk the talk. I you are interested in donating to this campaign please go to tinyurl.com/ht8ozwb, or kind.fund, under “education,” click Reentry Graduate Training.