CareerSource NCFL Launches New Session of “Opportunity Quest: Own Your Future” Entrepreneurship Training Course

August 16, 2018 (Gainesville, Fla.) – CareerSource North Central Florida will kick off the latest cycle of “Opportunity Quest: Own Your Future” at a public Introductory Workshop on Monday, August 20th, at 2 PM. The session will be held at the Gainesville Career Center at 10 NW Sixth Street. Subsequent courses will begin for eligible participants on Tuesday, August 28 with available class times at 9AM, 11AM, or 2PM.

“Opportunity Quest: Own Your Future” is a four-week business and entrepreneurship training course.The course is specifically designed to help those interested in learning the principles and mindset of starting a business. The course will cover topics including the foundational concepts of self-employment; understanding how entrepreneurs with limited resources transform simple ideas into sustainable success; and how to establish goals, identify resources, and determine steps to be successful in today’s entrepreneurial workforce.
 

Similar CareerSource NCFL programs have demonstrated that participants in entrepreneurship training are more likely to re-enter the workforce in traditional employment or become self-employed, earn higher wages, and are likely to get a job more quickly than participants who haven’t gone through entrepreneurship training.

Participants in the program will be better prepared to directly enter the workforce or to enter on-the-job training in technology positions available through Opportunity Quest starting summer 2018.

“‘Own Your Future’ gives participants a unique understanding of what it’s like to be a business owner,” said CareerSource NCFL Executive Director Frank Avery. “By helping train workers to ‘be the boss,’ they’re shifting their mindset on everything from how showing up on time to balancing a budget sheet impacts the bottom line for a business and ultimately impacts their ability to earn a living. When they know these skills, they become better employees or even potential business owners.”
 

Own Your Future is available at no cost to eligible participants. All are welcome to attend. Staffing specialists will be on hand to answer any questions about the program eligibility requirements, on August 20th at 2PM at the Gainesville Career Center.

Learn more about Own Your Future here.