California Resources and Training (CARAT) is a private non-profit founded in 1994 to integrate and build the capacity of the technical assistance industry in California. As a statewide initiative, CARAT's focus has been on enhancing the quality of technical assistance throughout California. CARAT's intent is to assist in building capacity and encourage and stimulate partnerships between lending institutions and technical assistance providers.

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A big thank you to the participants and sponsors of CARAT’s 16th Annual Awards Luncheon who helped make the event a great success.
Here is a list of event sponsors:

Union Bank
Comerica Bank
US Bank
Wells Fargo

Boston Private Bank & Trust Company
City National Bank
CDC Small Business Finance
Northern California Community Loan Fund
Pacific Asian Consortiumn in Employmen (PACE)
TMC Financing
Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC)
Valley Economic Development Center (VEDC)


Free OnDemand Webinar Videos are available now!

Topics include:
Collaboration Management ♦ Customer Relationship ♦ Management (CRM) ♦
E-Marketing ♦ E-Commerce ♦
E-Procurement ♦ Online Communications ♦ Online Financial Management ♦ Purchasing and Inventory Management ♦ Website Development ♦ Project Management Tools ♦ Social Media for Small Business

CARAT received funding from the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) to provide technology training to small businesses in California.

You can also identify partners and trainings in your California region and download a copy of the Small Business Technology Training brochure here. Please send an email to training@caratnet.org to request additional information on the technology training program or register for courses.

This is stimulus project funding through the US Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Agency (NTIA). CARAT is collaborating with partners in 6 regions in California to administer the targeted technology training program.

CARAT's Executive Director, Selma Taylor, was featured on the Comcast Spotlight show. View a video of Selma discussing CARAT's technology trainings with Barbara Rodgers here.

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CARAT is currently interviewing training consultants who have experience in the technology training topics listed above. Please click here for a PDF of the job description. Electronic submission of your resume/CV will be accepted at . Please include three (3) references with contact information or letters of reference – or a combination thereof, along with one (1) sample, no longer than three (3) pages, of a brief training course outline, PPT presentation, or webinar screenshots of trainings you have presented.

CARAT is offering a series of successful training seminars.

Website Highlights

CARAT's Community Partners
Training Curriculum for TA Organizations