Rochester Community and Technical College - Rochester, Minnesota

Center for Business &
Workforce Education


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Small Business Development Center



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The Center for Business and Workforce Education builds and designs educational courses and training programs specific to your organization's needs.

“We’ve Got a Class for That!”

Our professional staff has experience in a variety of industries and topical areas.


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How Do I Get Started?


Contact Center Staff Phone: 507-280-3157



The Customized Process

  • Step 1 - Needs Assessment: Center Staff will conduct a needs assessment and discuss questions similar to the ones below:
    • What are you looking for?
    • What business goals are you striving to attain?
    • What results and outcomes are you expecting?


  • Step 2 - Instructor Selection: Center Staff will select an instructor with the background experience and teaching style that will fit with your organization.
  • Step 3 - Content Customization: Course materials will be designed and customized to address your needs. They might encompass examples you provide, industry specific situations to discuss and your company logo and name can be utilized.
  • Step 4 - Delivery: Classes will occur where you want it and when you want it. Your organization works 24/7 and so do we!
  • Step 5 - Evaluation: Evaluations are conducted and summaries provided. A follow-up conversation may occur regarding training experience and if next steps are needed.
  • Step 6 - Certificates of Completion: Certificates of Completion are available for all courses upon request. Continuing Education Units may be awarded if appropriate.



Course Examples

Below is a small sample of topical areas:

    • Leadership Topics
    • Management Skills
    • Marketing
    • Customer Service
    • OSHA/Safety
    • Lean (Office or Manufacturing)
    • Computer Applications
    • Boiler
    • Welding



    Grant Opportunities

    BWE has seen success in acquiring Minnesota Job Skills Partnership funds to work with area companies.


    Current Grants:

    • Successful Execution - Harmony Enterprises & Olmsted Medical Center
    • Business Analyst – Mayo Clinic
    • Complex Cares – Spring Valley Care Center & Adams Health Care
    • Talent Mapping – ABC Inc, Cardinal of MN, F&M Bank
    • Therapy in Home Care – Stanley Jones, Madonna Towers
    • Home Health Cultural – HealthStar Home Heatlh
    • Schmidt Printing
    • IBM
    • Pinnacle Foods



    Closed Grants:

      • IBM Incumbent Worker Project
      • Mayo Clinic Project Management
      • SE MN Assisted Living Consortium
      • Printing and Press
      • Lean Manufacturing
      • Healthcare and Human Services Training
      • Health Care Consortium
      • IT Help Desk
      • Agri Business



Last Updated: April 2, 2014