The Business & Entrepreneurship Center Program, an initiative of the Economic and Workforce Development Program through the California Community Colleges, is a network of Community College professionals working in strategic partnerships with businesses, industry and community organizations to identify and meet California’s economic development needs in the areas of business improvements and entrepreneurship training. Specific attention is given to providing small business assistance and encouraging youth entrepreneurship.
Hosted by the Kern Community College District, the Business & Entrepreneurship Center works with private, public and non-profit resources to build strong, sustainable and successful businesses. The end result is wealth creation, job creation and retention and better economic health in California. By partnering with local, well-respected business growth organizations and community colleges, the Kern BEC and the entrepreneurs they serve can tap into an abundance of resources and know-how already in place, thereby enhancing the long-term growth and viability of these companies.