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ROS 2023 Black History in Trades: Past, Present, & Future

Thu 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

This event has been canceled

Topic: Customer Relations

Black History Month

Black History in the Trades: Past, Present, and Future

Most people would agree that a skilled trade is a valuable skill to have in today's economy. With the increase in college tuition and the need for more skilled labor, having a skilled occupation is valuable. With insights from the National Black Chamber of Commerce, will discuss the history and contribution of black men and women in the skilled trades. We will also discuss the many opportunities for people thinking about a career or business in the skilled trades of construction.

In this 1.5 Session, we will discuss the following:

  • A Brief History of the Trade Unions
  • The Inclusion of People of Color and of Women
  • Why Learn a Skilled Trade?
  • The First Step in Starting a Construction Business

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities and language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals. Please notify Sylvia Garcia at 575-624-9850 when you register for the class, or no later than 24 hours prior to your class, so that WESST can make sure necessary accommodations are available. All programs and services are provided to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.

The Women's Business Center is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

Speaker(s): Rhonda Gilliam-Smith, Regional Manager, WESST Roswell Women's Business Center Sylvia Garcia, Regional Program Coordinator, WESST Roswell Women's Business Center

Please Note: THIS CLASS IS BEING OFFERED ONLINE. AN INTERNET CONNECTION AND A COMPUTER (or highly capable tablet-type device) ARE NECESSARY. Video conferencing instructions will be sent to you after you have registered for the class. This training class will be delivered in English.

Fee: No Cost

Association of Women's Business Centers

U.S. Small Business Administration

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

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