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Education and Training

Advanced Manufacturing Training Center

The  Advanced Manufacturing Training Center (AMTC) is specifically designed to provide technical training in critical areas of today’s world of manufacturing.  In addition, the center provides services and facilities for new and existing companies to start up manufacturing processes.  The facility, located on the southwest corner of the Tallahassee Community College campus, has two incubator spaces geared toward supporting the growth and upstart of manufacturing companies.

Amenities Include:

  • Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machines
  • Fully functioning manufacturing simulation lab
  • CAD & MasterCam computer lab
  • Production Technician, Soldering Technician, and Electronics areas
  • Process development area

 

In addition to incubator space, the AMTC offers conference and meeting spaces.

 

https://www.tcc.fl.edu/Current/Academics/WorkforceDevelopment/Manufacturing/Pages/Incubator-Space.aspx


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Corporate Solutions

Tallahassee Community College’s Corporate Solutions is a resource that specializes in improving the performance of organizations through customized training, assessment, and organizational analysis/human performance improvement.

Customized Training:

Our trainings are interactive and fully customized to meet individual business needs.  By tailoring content, as opposed to using “off the shelf” training, participants are more engaged and the transfer of information is greater, which increases return on investment.  We use expert trainers well versed in industry, government, and business practices.  Examples of training options include: Accountability, Conflict Resolution, Customer Service, Ethics, Presentation Skills, Strategic Planning, Time Management, Etc.

Assessment:

Careful employee pre-screening can drastically decrease the cost associated with turnover and low performing employees.  Corporate Solutions creates organization-specific job profiles to help identify the best fit candidates.  Along with our other assessment tools, this allows employers to: Profile Performers/Positions, Identify Training Direction, Select New Employees, Improve Performance Locally and Worldwide, Etc.

Organizational Analysis/Human Performance Improvement:

Our consulting is a systemic, results-based approach towards improving the efficiency and profitability of businesses.  Specialists assist in identifying business goals, linking goals to performance, identifying deficiencies, and implementing solutions to close any performance gaps.

https://www.tcc.fl.edu/Current/Academics/WorkforceDevelopment/Training/CorporateSolutions/Pages/default.aspx


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LEON COUNTY MINORITY, WOMEN & SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM

The purpose of the Minority, Women, & Small Business Enterprise (MW/SBE) Division is to effectively communicate Leon County procurement and contracting opportunities, to enhance business relationships, to end disparity and to increase participation opportunities for certified minority, women and small business enterprises in a competitive environment. We work to provide assistance to minority and women vendors interested becoming certified to do business with Leon County as a Minority-owned Business Enterprise (MBE) or Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE).

Our services include, but are not limited to:

  • Free business training through workshops
  • Co-sponsorship of local events relative to small business ownership and entrepreneurship
  • Referrals to other local agencies that provide business development support
  • Notification to certified small, minority/women-owned businesses regarding Leon County’s procurement opportunities
  • Identification of additional small, minority/women-owned businesses that could be certified for government procurement opportunities

To learn more, please go to the Leon County MWSBE website

http://cms.leoncountyfl.gov/Home/Departments/Office-of-Economic-Development/MW-SBE

This resource may not charge a fee
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Workshops and Training

Gain the knowledge needed to make your business excel by attending FSBDC at Florida A&M University training workshops. Workshops are offered in specialized subjects for experienced entrepreneurs as well as in management basics for those considering starting businesses.

Upcoming Workshops

To view and register for upcoming workshops click here.

 

Resource Library and Research Center

Whether you are starting, operating, or growing your business in the northwest Florida area, the Small Business Learning Center Library can help you find the information you need to be successful. Our business information services include access to our business library, a comprehensive research and reference library offering extensive online and print business tools and resources. Reference services include help and direction in collecting industry or market statistics needed for a business or marketing plan, researching specific market or industry trends and identifying competitors, suppliers or potential customers.

Visit our library in
Innovation Park
2035 E. Paul Dirac Drive
Suite 130, Morgan Building

Library Hours
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tallahassee Chamber Lunch and Learn Series

The Tallahassee Chamber’s Lunch and Learn Series is a free monthly workshop conducted by local business experts, Chamber board members and associates of our Chamber partners. The workshops feature a wide variety of topics that are helpful for anyone involved with a business, from owners and managers to entry-level employees. This is a free event for Chamber members. Attendees bring their brown bag lunch.

Held monthly (excluding July, August and December) attendees receive the technical assistance in customer service, communication, time management, leadership and more, all during their lunch break.

To learn more, visit http://talchamber.com/events/lunch-learn-series/

Tallahassee Chamber’s Professional Women’s Forum

Since 1985, Professional Women’s Forum has provided a lunchtime program featuring women leaders sharing advice for professional and personal growth. For the new fiscal year, the Chamber kicked-off an enhanced Professional Women’s Forum program titled “CEO Series.” The new Women’s Forum program features distinguished leaders from our community and region going beyond their bios to provide attendees with tools, strategies and takeaways for their own success, all in an informal, interactive setting.

To learn more, visit http://talchamber.com/events/professional-womens-forum/

Tallahassee Chamber Annual Community Conference

The Annual Tallahassee Chamber Community Conference brings together all elements of the business community, from home-based entrepreneurs to key business and political leaders, to discuss real issues affecting our region’s future. With breakout sessions, networking opportunities and plenty of fun, this conference allows attendees to make connections that will last a lifetime. Always held out of town in a resort location, the weekend is a mix of business and pleasure for the whole family.

To learn more, visit http://talchamber.com/events/annual-chamber-conference/

Leadership Tallahassee

Leadership Tallahassee is a year-long program that educates and encourages participants to actively seek positive and constructive changes in their community through leadership roles. Participants build a network of community trustees who enhance their problem solving skills and leadership abilities through shared perspectives and working together. Qualified applicants must have demonstrated leadership capabilities in the public or private sector or show a motivation to contribute to the Tallahassee community.

To learn more, visit http://leadershiptallahassee.com/

BBMC Women’s Business Council Workshop Series

The Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce Women’s Business Council will be hosting a series of workshops in the fall open to all members. Visit the BBMC website for updates on exact date, times and locations for each workshop.

  • Community Resources for Small Businesses 
  •  Branding Tips & Tools for Small Businesses and Microenterprises
  •  Am I Going to Jail?: A Workshop on Basic Finances and Tax Law for the Small
    Business Owner 
  •  Talking to the Elephant in the Room: Building Effective Cross-Generational
    Communication Skills 

www.mybbmc.org