Clearwater, FL (August 14, 2014) – With less than a month until the September 3rd Startup Quest™ Information Session, over 300 underemployed or unemployed degree holding professionals from the Tampa Bay area have already registered to attend.
Startup Quest™, an entrepreneurship training program, connects teams of qualified participants with successful entrepreneurs and business professionals to learn the steps needed to transform an invention or cutting-edge technology into a product for the marketplace. This will be the second training session held in Pinellas County. To date, over 165 Tampa Bay professionals have graduated from the Startup Quest™ program.
“High enrollment numbers in the program indicate a strong entrepreneurial spirit in the region,” says Ed Peachey, President and CEO of CareerSource Pinellas. “The mindset seems to be shifting from finding a job to job creation.”
The Startup Quest™ Information Session will be held on September 3rd at Feather Sound Country Club from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Advance registration is suggested at http://bit.ly/URom0s. Additional information is available by contacting Kate Head at 813-397-2060 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Startup Quest™
CareerSource Pinellas is one of eight local workforce boards in Florida that offers the Startup Quest™ program to the professional community. The success of the 2011 Startup Quest™ pilot program in the CareerSource North Central Florida region led to the program’s national recognition and expansion to a total of eight regions in Florida. For more, visit www.startupquest.org. Startup Quest™ is part of an evaluation study funded by the U.S. Department of Labor. Participants will be selected from among eligible applicants. Data collected will remain confidential and will be used for statistical purposes only. Startup Quest™ is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
About CareerSource Pinellas
For more information on CareerSource Pinellas’ programs and services, please visit www.careersourcepinellas.com. CareerSource Pinellas is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All voice telephone numbers on this document may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711.