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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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 email@example.com 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 that include the following topics:
- Collaboration Management
- Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
- Online Communications
- Online Financial Management
- Purchasing and Inventory Management
- Website Development
- Project Management Tools
- Social Media for Small Business
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.
The 15th Annual CARAT Luncheon held on October 16, 2012 was a great success!
Thank you to our co-hosts, sponsors and participants! See our Luncheon photos here!
Thank you to our 2012 sponsors:
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.
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