Education & Training
MEC provides access to education and training in a variety of employment-related areas. We help prepare eligible individuals for high-demand occupations, such as certified nursing and solar panel installing. We provide training in specialized skills that will enhance job performance, such as customer service skills. We can also assist employees in attaining educational goals such as a GED or acquiring better English skills.
Our ability to provide these services comes from partnering with the College of Marin, Regional Occupational Program, the Small Business Development Center and other agencies.
For more information about our education and training services, contact MEC at (415) 473-3300 and sign up for an MEC Orientation or come to the MEC Career Resource Center to receive information.
Short-term Education MEC can help employees attain a GED, become more fluent in English, or improve their ability to read.
Individualized Training Programs MEC offers several programs geared toward specific occupations or specific skills.
So You Think You Want to Start a Business? This training is for individuals who have a business concept and have started the planning process, but are not currently operating a business. Once the training modules and your business plan outline are complete, you may begin working individually with a business advisor.
- Module I: Planning, what to consider, and legal structure
- Module II: Marketing and finance
- Module III: Developing your business plan
Please call the SBDC at (888) 346-7232 or visit the SBDC website at www.sbdcsantarosa.org for current dates.
Customized Training Programs Employers with groups of employees who require training can work with MEC to develop and implement these programs. Past customized trainings have included English as a second language in the landscaping, hospitality, construction and healthcare industries. Fees vary. Contact MEC Manager, Racy Ming at (415) 473-3334 for more information.