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Modesto Business College Turns to CrowdFunding to Continue Training Unemployed
Community Business College seeks to continue training for unemployed using the Internet’s new crowd-funding to fund classes in California’s Central Valley.
The goal of the project is to raise funds and offer perks to build support to continue this successful program in 2013. The local newspaper and a bank have offered their services if the project is successful. This training program is provided to the recipients at no cost except a request to “pay it forward” by contributing once they get a job and to serve as a mentor to children. This particular project is a community service program the college designed to replace the state-funding that has disappeared due to the economic downturn and budget cuts.
How This Crowdfunding Project Works
As with crowdfunding project, the “Getting Back To Work” project relies on the combined efforts of individuals who contribute to the project through the project’s website. A little contribution by a lot of people can make a big difference. For their support, the contributor receives a thank you perk.
Contributors receive a customized perk for their level of participation. This project offers “Thank U!” graduate teddy bears, college T-shirts, rubber ducks and other rewards for participating.
Perhaps the most prized perk for this project is to contribute a “Power Word of the Day” which is nominated by the contributor (subject to final approval by Community Business College’s word-meister)
About The “Getting Back To Work” Program
The crowdfunding aspect of the project was developed while the school’s director, Dan Guerra, was in Stanford Hospital for emergency surgery. During recovery, he watched a video of the origins of Stanford University which was initially founded on the principle that education should be provided to students in need at no charge to them wherever possible. In terms of the “Getting Back To Work” project, the goal is to help provide people the skills they need to succeed without putting them into debt when they start their new jobs. Mr. Guerra said, “This project fits in with our school’s mission to help those who are less fortunate and to help bridge the scholastic achievement gap. At the conclusion of the project, a report will be developed and offered as an open-source diagram on how to put together training for unemployed adults.”
The school has set its fundraising goal at $12,250 to continue the project.
About Community Business College (http://www.communitybusinesscollege.edu/
Community Business College’s mission is to help adult learning and helps unemployed adults, veterans, military spouses and those interested in building on their skills. The school is accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating and is approved for Work Investment Act, MyCAA (http://www.communitybusinesscollege.edu/
Community Business College (http://www.cbc123.com/
The college has been awarded for its excellence with the Better Business Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics, “Military Friendly School” designations, and “School of Distinction”
To learn more, contact the Community Business College admissions office at (209) 529-3648 or visit the school’s website at http://www.cbcwebcollege.com/
Dan Guerra, Director
Community Business College
3800 McHenry Avenue
Modesto, CA 95356
Page Updated Last on: Dec 31, 2012