Leadership graduates

The Leadership Class of 2010-11 recently completed a yearlong program with a graduation ceremony held at Beeville Art Museum. Graduates are, from left, Sue Ellen Brown (Leadership Refugio County); Belinda Flores (Leadership Bee County); Scotty Draper (Leadership Bee County); Tristen Martinez (Leadership Bee County); Kathy Likens (Leadership Live Oak County); Christina Mascorro (Leadership Refugio County); Lisa Del Bosque (Leadership Bee County); and, not pictured, Mark Joffrion (Leadership Bee County); Yvette Hasette (Leadership Bee County); and Earl Rossett (Leadership Bee Couny). The local leadership program, part of Texas Rural Leadership Programs, emphasizes critical thinking and leadership in rural Texas communities.

Leadership graduation to be held Jan. 13

Leadership Bee County, Leadership Live Oak County and Leadership Refugio County participants will graduate on Thursday, Jan. 13 at 5:30 p.m. during a ceremony and alumni social to be held at Beeville Art Museum, 401 East Fannin St. in Beeville. For more information about Texas Rural Leadership programs, contact Amberlee Johnson at (361) 354-2348 or johnsona@coastalbend.edu.

Skills development training available for small businesses

Coastal Bend College supports the South Texas small businesses by partnering with Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) to provide customized training for employees. TWC responds to the training needs of Texas businesses that have fewer than 100 employees with the Skills for Small Businesses program and Skills Development Fund program. CBC Customized and Continuing Education can design classes to meet specific needs of small business to enhance the skills of new and incumbent employees. The application for the grant may be accessed at www.twc.state.tx.us/svcs/funds/ssb.html and CBC CCE staff can provide assistance in completing it. Businesses in the same industry cluster are encouraged to join together to customize and share classes with common career objectives. To learn more, contact Coastal Bend College Continuing Education at (361) 362-2633 or www.coastalbend.edu.