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Wired 65 training program set for February

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By The Staff

    LOUISVILLE - The McConnell Training and Technology Center (MTTC) will host a Wired65 Entrepreneurial Networking Seminar next month. The seminar will take place at 1:00 pm on February 11 at MTTC’s Industry Road location. All 50 seats are available first-come first-serve at no cost. Those interested must register for the event at .

    “These unique seminars will educate participants on resources available for aspiring entrepreneurs and existing small business owners. Participants will meet, receive advice, and hear ‘lessons learned’ from successful business owners and business development advisors,” said Bill Thompson, Director, Workforce Development, McConnell Training and Technology Center (MTTC).

    “Breakout sessions will provide an opportunity to learn about specialized topics and network with experienced business professionals and other seminar attendees,” added Thompson.

Thompson and the team at MTTC are organizing and conducting the seminars as part of the Wired65 Quantum Fund project.

    WIRED (Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development) is a U.S. Department of Labor Program that provides funding to regions to better integrate workforce and economic development activities. The 26-County Wired65 region, which includes Southern Indiana and the Louisville and Elizabethtown metro areas in Kentucky, received the funds along with 38 other regions in the nation and is focusing on programs to promote economic prosperity through raising educational attainment, strengthening key sectors, and embracing innovation.

    The centerpiece of the Wired65 quantum fund project is an online portal that will provide employment and training opportunities, job listings and the latest employer information in one place. Called kix (The Kentucky/Indiana Exchange), the portal is scheduled to launch this winter.

    ”These seminars will give budding entrepreneurs the opportunity to meet and learn from experienced business people,” said Michael Gritton, Executive Director of KentuckianaWorks. “They’ll get some great information, while building contacts that can help them get their businesses going in the right direction.”

    Those unable to attend the February 11 seminar can instead register for the Elizabethtown seminar on March 18.            Additional details are listed below: 

Wired65 Entrepreneurial Networking Seminar: Dates and Locations

    February 11, 2010: 1-5 p.m., Innovative Productivity Inc., 401 Industry Rd., Ste. 500, Louisville Ken., 40208, Jefferson County, Ken. (Severe weather date: Feb. 25, 2010)

    March 18: 1 – 5 p.m., Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau, 1030 North Mulberry St., Elizabethtown

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About Wired65.   A 26-county region including the Louisville and Elizabethtown metro areas in Kentucky and Southern Indiana are collaborating on an unprecedented scale to build a strong pool of talent, allowing businesses in the region to flourish, in an environment that supports innovation and entrepreneurship, and leads to a quality of place that draws people and business to the area while meeting the needs of current residents.