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5 free career and entrepreneurship workshops in Delaware

Events happening this month range from how small businesses can secure funding to professional development classes.

Wilmington. (Technical.ly/Holly Quinn)

Career development never ends, from landing that first job or business investment to an evolving career.

Finding free resources, often funded by state or county initiatives or sponsor companies, isn’t always easy. This month, Technical.ly is highlighting five no-cost workshops in Delaware for people looking for entrepreneur resources, job advancement or a whole new career.

These opportunities may be in-person or online, and all are offered by Delaware organizations. If you have a workshop or event you want to share, check out the new Technical.ly Events Board.

Here are our picks, in chronological order:

WorkAbility Career Development Workshop

Four sessions from June 5 to 26, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at YWCA Homelife Management Center Learning Lab in Wilmington.

The YWCA will host a series of four workshops for people looking for a job or career advancement. It includes resume and interview preparation, networking and negotiation strategies.

Learn About Funding Opportunities with NASA’s SBIR/STTR Program

June 12, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Zoom facilitated by Delaware SBDC

NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program Manager Dr. Quenton Bond will discuss opportunities for innovation technology entrepreneurs looking to conduct research and development related to NASA technologies.

Small Business Workshop and Lunch 

June 13, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Laurel Public Library

The Small Business Development Center and Fulton Bank team up to talk about starting and maintaining a small business and answer questions. The event is followed by complementary lunch and networking with other Delaware entrepreneurs.

UD Professional Development info session

July 18, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at University of Delaware Professional and Continuing Studies in Newark

If you’re looking to make a career change or reup skills for career advancement, this info session could help. It will introduce participants to instructors, information and financial aid options for programs including UD’s new cybersecurity and Python programs.

How to Prepare For Funding Your Small Business

June 20, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., New Castle County Chamber of Commerce, Emerging Enterprise Center in Wilmington

Prepare for the bank lending process with this 3-hour workshop led by the University of Delaware Small Business Development Center’s Margo Reign. It explains business loan requirements, how to present your business and what to expect once you’ve gotten approval.

Companies: Delaware Libraries / New Castle County Chamber of Commerce / University of Delaware

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