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Rancho Santiago Community College District Will Host NACCE/BEC CC Entrepreneurship Summit

Thursday, March 14, 2013   (0 Comments)
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Professional Development Event Will Focus

on Role of Entrepreneurship in Workforce Development

Springfield, MA – March 10, 2013 – A one-day summit on the role of entrepreneurship in workforce development will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at the Rancho Santiago Community College District Offices in Santa Ana, CA, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event is one of six regional summits being held around the country by the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), the nation’s leading organization focused on promoting entrepreneurship through community colleges. California’s Economic and Workforce Development’s Business and Entrepreneurship Center (BEC) Program is sponsoring the California summit, providing free registration (including lunch) for all participants.

"The summit will generate discussion on the potential for community colleges, government agencies, community partners, entrepreneurs, and other organizations to partner, spur innovation and job creation in California, and leap-frog perceived barriers of decreased funding and limited resources,” said Michael Roessler, statewide director of BEC program. "We hope community college trustees, presidents, faculty and staff, along with entrepreneurs and other key stakeholders will join us for this important session on how we can work together to support the growth of entrepreneurship in our state through innovative entrepreneurship education programs.”

"Community colleges are where entrepreneurship education and workforce development come together to drive economic development,” said NACCE Executive Director Heather Van Sickle. "As part of this summit, attendees will have the opportunity to network with other entrepreneurially-minded colleagues, share best practices, and gain core skills that enable them to implement the five action steps of NACCE’s Presidents for Entrepreneurship Pledge. Through the pledge, over 180 community college presidents across the country have committed to helping individuals and families achieve their personal and business dreams.”

To register for the NACCE/BEC Community College Entrepreneurship Summit, visit

The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) is an organization of educators, entrepreneurs, and distinguished business development professionals providing quality programs and services in entrepreneurship education and serving as advocates for community-based entrepreneurship. Founded in 2002, NACCE is at the heart of the "entrepreneurship movement.” Through membership, an annual conference and exhibition, a quarterly journal, monthly webinars and podcasts, a dynamic list-serv, and other resources, NACCE serves as the hub for the dissemination and integration of knowledge and successful practices regarding entrepreneurship education and student business incubation. These programs and courses advance economic prosperity in the communities served by its member colleges. NACCE is a founding member of the White House-led Startup America Partnership. For more information, visit Follow NACCE on Twitter at @NACCE and like the NACCE – National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship page on Facebook.

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