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June’s Workshop Wednesday presents ‘Being Certified Brings Success’

It was a full house at Jones Futures Academy as attendees flowed into the school’s library to attend this month’s Workshop Wednesday to gain tips about certification and the requirements.

Representatives from the Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance, City of Houston, and Houston Minority Supplier Development Council shared tips with the crowd on how to become certified with their organizations, including the necessary requirements and the various types of certifications offered.

Any firm that is certified as a Minority- or Woman-owned Business Enterprise through one or more of these three agencies is automatically accepted as a registered M/WBE firm by HISD.

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Workshop Wednesday focuses on maximizing the value of businesses

Local business owners and vendors gathered on Wednesday to hear from Bank of America executives on the multiple ways to grow their businesses by increasing and monitoring cash flow.

Vice President of Global Banking & Markets Brian Barrow and his colleague, Vice President of Small Business Banking Doris Leal, began their presentation by asking questions about each attendee’s work industry and job title. The presentation was a part of the Workshop Wednesday series hosted by HISD’s Business Assistance Supplier Diversity department. Continue reading

High Schools Holding FAFSA Workshops for Student and Parents

Seniors heading to college need to apply for financial aid by March 15

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As HISD seniors begin receiving college acceptance letters, another important part of the college process begins—figuring out how to pay for it! In an effort to help HISD students and their families apply for financial aid, high schools across the district have been holding FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) workshops. Continue reading