Manufacturing Career Awareness Day,Saturday August 9th,2014

  • August 19, 2014 - August 19, 2014
  • Bethel New Life Campus, 1140 N Lamon Ave (near Cicero and Division)
  • Entrepreneurship Training Program Application


    Welcome to the application page for the Entrepreneurship Training Program (ETP) for the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Bethel New Life, and thanks for your interest in this program. We are interested in finding new and existing business owners that want their business to be the best it can be.

    We intend for the class to be challenging and the application and selection process to be rigorous. The rigor is a way of ensuring that we select serious and persistent participants.

    The completeness of your application, quality of the responses and timeliness will all be factors in the selection process. The process of following the instructions, answering the application questions to the best of your ability, and responding in a timely manner to deadlines with the required documents often helps identify students that are serious and have some of the tools needed to become a successful business owner.


    Please read the expectations and criteria for each category carefully before determining your ability to participate in this ETP class and completing the application from the link below. The application process will be open from July 29-August 17, 2014. There will be an orientation session for the ETP held on Tuesday, August 12 from 5-6 pm at 1140 N. Lamon in Chicago with a “Starting a Business in Illinois” workshop to follow from 6-8 pm. The orientation session and workshop are not required to apply, but will provide an opportunity for applicants to meet staff and have any questions answered directly. Classes are scheduled to start Tuesday, September 9, and will meet every Tuesday evening from 6-9pm through December 9, 2014.


    The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Bethel New Life will operate an Entrepreneurship Training Program (ETP) to provide training and support to new and existing businesses less than five years old in designated communities primarily on the west side of the City of Chicago. Businesses outside these communities will also be considered on a secondary basis. The ETP will select individuals who demonstrate the capacity to become an entrepreneur, and also existing entrepreneurs that are trying to expand their businesses to the next level. Participants will be selected based on their potential to start or expand their businesses as a means to grow their income, increase personal wealth, reinvest in their business for growth, and create jobs within their communities. During their involvement in the ETP, participants will be encouraged to launch or grow their businesses in industries with minimal financial barriers to entry or expansion, but potential for high growth. Service industries are often pursued by many entrepreneurs as there is a relative ease of entry and often less capital needed, and there is often a high demand for these services in both the consumer, commercial and industrial markets. In addition, special attention will be given to businesses that are manufacturing oriented or supply-chain businesses. Other business tracks that indicate a large probability of success will also be considered. For more detailed information on eligibility, how to apply, what to expect once selected, and a list of topics covered in the class, click the link below:

    Complete Program Information FAQ’s


    ETP Application: Please link to the application and fully complete this session to be considered for the class. You will receive notice that your application has been successfully submitted.


    Forget what you think you know about the manufacturing industry. Advanced Manufacturing is a cutting edge, website like this modern industry that uses computer technology and requires higher level thinking skills.

     Bethel New Life Campus
    1140 N Lamon Ave (near Cicero and Division)
    (Free Parking, no rx Refreshments, doctor and Raffle)


    Contact / (773) 473-7870 x139


    Take advantage of this opportunity learn about this job rich industry. Manufacturing needs skilled workers now—we can help you get those skills.

    Bethel New Life has helped men and women earn the credentials needed to excel in Advanced Manufacturing. 100 % of the men and women that entered Bethel New Life Advanced Manufacturing Training (AMT) earned highly sought after credentials. Most participants had zero experience in manufacturing before AMT. Participants sign up for free training for long-term careers. Manufacturing values returning citizens.

    Event: Manufacturing Career Awareness Workshop

    Cost: FREE

    Date: August 9th,2014

    Time: 10:00 – 11:30 AM

    Location: 1140 N. Lamon Ave 1140 N Lamon Ave

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