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File #: 2587-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/30/2019 In control: Administration Committee
On agenda: 10/7/2019 Final action: 10/10/2019
Title: To authorize the appropriation of $15,000.00 within the Job Growth subfund for the Small Business Training Services Program; to authorize and direct the Director of the Department of Human Resources to implement the Small Business Training Services Program; and to declare an emergency. ($15,000.00)
Sponsors: Emmanuel V. Remy, Shayla Favor, Mitchell Brown
Attachments: 1. Ord 2587-2019 Legislation Template
Explanation

BACKGROUND

The purpose of this ordinance is to authorize the appropriation of $15,000.00 within the Job Growth subfund for the Small Business Training Services Program and to authorize and direct the Director of the Department of Human Resources to implement the program.

The Small Business Training Program allows local small business free access to numerous classes offered by the City of Columbus Citywide Training and Development (CTD) office. Classes are designed to improve the professional skills of workers. Professional development sessions include courses focusing on both hard and soft skills. For example, computer courses in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint are offered as well as coursework designed to improve skills in improved communication, critical thinking, leadership, and team building. All classes are held at the Citywide Training and Development office, located at the Jerry Hammond Center. Staff is open to traveling to work sites of business as well. In 2018, the Small Business Training Services Program allowed the Citywide Training and Development Office to serve 24 small businesses within the Central Ohio community and a total of 140 registrations were processed. This program needs additional funding in order to continue to serve small businesses through the remainder of 2019.


EMERGENCY DESIGNATION: Emergency action is requested to ensure that the Department of Human Resources has the necessary funds to continue the program uninterrupted, to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of Columbus.


FISCAL IMPACT: Total appropriation is $15,000.00 and is available in the 2019 budget within the Job Growth Initiative subfund, Fund 1000-100015.


Title

To authorize the appropriation of $15,000.00 within the Job Growth subfund for the Small Business Training Services Program; to authorize and direct the Director of the Department of Human Resources to implement the Small Business Training Services...

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