Madison College and LCC sign entrepreneurial training agreement
Madison College and the Dane County Latino Chamber of Commerce (LCC) have signed an articulation agreement that will help train, support and segue future Latino business owners into the local commercial ecosystem.
"Amid these uncertain times, when many Latino-owned businesses do not qualify for COVID-19 assistance programs, strategic partnerships like this serve as avenues of hope for the most disenfranchised segments of our community," said Jessica Cavazos, president of the Latino Chamber of Commerce.
Currently, more than 60 people a year graduate from the LCC's "Tu Empresa" entrepreneurial training program - a number it hopes to increase through its partnership with Madison College.
"It demonstrates that through engaging the local community in strategic collaboration, the promises of today inspire a hope that will beckon a more inclusive and prosperous tomorrow for the communities we serve," said Dr. Jack Daniels, president of Madison College.
The new agreement is expected to increase the diversity of Madison College’s educational pipeline, as well as its long-term regional economic imperative.
Madison College serves more than 33,000 students throughout a 12-county district in south-central Wisconsin, offering nearly 180 diverse career programs, diplomas and certificates. Its mission is to provide open access to quality higher education that fosters lifelong learning and success in the communities it serves. Madison College is the second-largest institution in the Wisconsin Technical College System.