Entrepreneurship Training Project
The Entrepreneurship Training Project (ETP) was a program under the UTPA Small Business Development Center (SBDC) that provided comprehensive entrepreneurship training to individuals residing in Hidalgo, Starr, and Willacy Counties and that were negatively impacted by the economic downturn.
Led by business professors and entrepreneurship experts from The University of Texas-Pan American and South Texas College, this training took eligible individuals through all aspects of business ownership and provided them with the tools to succeed in a competitive market.
The training took place in half-day sessions, tailored to the needs of the modern entrepreneur. Each participant received training in core business skills and chose areas for further concentration. Training tracks included:
Each training track was successfully presented multiple times through August, 2012.
If you are an organization that is interested in learning more about this in-depth program or its results, please contact the UTPA SBDC at (956) 665-7535.
The ETP was funded in part through a cooperative agreement with The University of Texas Pan-American and Texas Workforce Commission-an equal opportunity employment program. Program eligibility requirements were established by Texas Workforce Commission. Program participation was subject to approval and did not affect Unemployment Insurance benefits. All publicly-funded services were rendered on a nondiscriminatory basis, and no individual was excluded from the program because of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin. .