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Online degrees available. Choose from seven completely online programs.Online degrees available. Choose from seven completely online programs.

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Center (SBEC)

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What We Do

The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Center is a grant-funded center at Roane State Community College. The SBEC provides education, training, and support to Small Businesses, Entrepreneurs, and individuals interested in entrepreneurship through the Workforce Opportunities for Rural Communities (WORC) Grant.

Submit the WORC Application

Send application to:
Melissa Cooper
coopermj2@roanestate.edu

Program Qualifications

Eligibility to participate in the WORC Grant is limited to Residents of Fentress, Cumberland, Morgan, Roane, Louden, Anderson, Scott, and Campbell Counties, Tennessee.

Eligible Participants will be an Adult, not working (who hasn’t worked in five years or more); dislocated workers laid off from their job; incumbent workers who want to increase their wages and/or become more marketable in their job search; and Small Business owners who want to improve their employee’s skills for the benefit of themselves, and for their business.

Submit an Interest Form Today!

If you think you might fit in one of the categories above and are interested in training, contact:

 

Contact Information

Michael Eppler
Click above for email address
(865) 882-4695

Purpose and Source of Grant Funding

The SBEC is funded by a WORC grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration.

The intent of this RSCC WORC Grant is to create economic prosperity, gainful employment, and high-quality career outcomes for eligible participants who live in our impacted ARC region, enabling them to remain and thrive in these communities.

This project is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration in partnership with the Appalachian Regional Commission. Roane State Community College is a TBR and AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of Human Resources/Affirmative Action, 276 Patton Lane, Harriman, TN 37748, (865) 882-4679, humanresources@roanestate.edu

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