MAY 6TH – MAY 10TH
IN RECOGNITION OF NATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WEEK
A collaboration between local, state-wide, public, private, education, and government partners to educate and elevate Butte-Silver Bow’s economic growth through educational pieces of training and opportunities to connect with resources, employers, and workforce. Times, locations, and details are subject to change so please stay up to date by following our Facebook page or this website page.
MAY 6TH | Butte Young Professionals Spring Symposium
Join the Butte Young Professionals on May 6th at Northwestern Energy for a day of career growth, education, and professional development. Speakers, training, networking and more! $20 per person.
9am – 10pm Registration
10am – 11pm Keynote Speaker (TBD)
11-am – 12pm Transition Ladder Session
12pm -1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm – 3pm Leadership Training Session
3pm – 4:30pm Fishbowl with Butte Leaders
4:30pm – 6pm Network Reception at Slainte
To register for the Butte Young Professionals Spring Symposium, click here:
MAY 7TH | Small Business Training
11 am – 1:30 pm | Social Media Training (SBDC) | Thornton Building – 2nd Floor Conference Room (65 E. Broadway) | This will be a comprehensive training on social media etiquette, tips, and training for small businesses. Also, a brief overview of the Butte Elevated campaign. For any questions, please call Julie Jaksha at (406) 533-6781or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2 pm – 4 pm | Grant Writing Workshop for Small Businesses | Thornton Building – 2nd Floor Conference Room (65 E. Broadway) | Could your business benefit from grant funding? This free grant-writing workshop will provide an introduction to grant-writing, sources for grant funding, application processes, and suggestions for improving your grant applications. This workshop will be presented by Joe Willauer, Executive Director of the BLDC.
5 pm – 7 pm | Women in Business Trolley Tour | Butte Chamber of Commerce – 1000 George St. | Join the Headwaters Women of Business Trolley Tour at 5 pm at the Butte Chamber of Commerce. They will be touring 4 women-owned businesses around Butte beginning at 5:30 sharp. Appetizers and beverages will be provided. $15 per person with a limit of 24 for the trolley. You may join at any location, provided that you arrive by your own transportation as well.
The businesses will give an introduction to the owner(s) and the business’ operation and goals and you will have time to speak to the owner, peruse their offerings, and network. For any questions, please call Julie Jaksha at (406) 533-6781or email email@example.com. Please make sure to register at this link:
MAY 8TH | Economic Development Resources & Training
9 am – 4 pm Lender Training (SBDC) | Thornton Building – 2nd Floor Conference Room (65 E. Broadway) | By invite only to financial lenders in the Headwaters Region. This training covers information regarding the loan programs and financial services provided by Headwaters RC&D and SBDC. This discussion will also identify the partnerships with partnering financial institutions and keys to success for businesses in our communities. To request an invite, please call Julie Jaksha at (406) 533-6781or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
4 – 5: 30 pm Meet the Butte Economic Development Team | Northwestern Energy 11 E. Park St. | An opportunity to meet the Economic Development Team from Butte-Silver Bow City, Butte Local Development Corporation, Butte Chamber of Commerce, Butte Convention and Visitors Bureau, Port of Montana, and Montana Connections Business Development Park. Open to the public.
MAY 9TH | Workforce Readiness Training
Sponsored by the Montana Department of Labor & Industry & Butte Job Service
8:30am-11:30 am Workforce Readiness Training (Session 1) | Copper King Hotel Ballroom | Formerly known as Montana’s “Super-Host Training,” this invaluable training has been tailored to equip you with a powerful thinking approach and workplace strategies to position yourself for success in any employment you choose. Understand why these skills can make or break your interactions and work results.
12 pm – 1 pm Employer Lunch Reception | Butte Job Service (2201 White Blvd, Butte) | The Butte Job Service will be providing a lunch reception to employers and will discuss current programs and assistance the job service offers to employers. They will provide information on how their organization can help prepare workforce in their efforts in applying to your organization, through training, education, resources, and tools. They will also discuss how the Butte Job Service can offer your organization. Job Service Workforce Consultants provide a full array of job posting and placement services; up-to-date information on the labor market and emerging occupations; recruiting, retention, and training assistance (such as Incumbent Worker Training, Registered Apprenticeship, and Workforce Training); information about employment laws and employment discrimination; tax and hiring incentives; and more.
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Workforce Readiness Training (Session 2) | Copper King Hotel Ballroom | Formerly known as Montana’s “Super-Host Training,” this invaluable training has been tailored to equip you with a powerful thinking approach and workplace strategies to position yourself for success in any employment you choose. Understand why these skills can make or break your interactions and work results.
11 am – 6 pm Workforce Resource Lounge (Sponsored by the Butte Job Service) | Copper King Breakout Room 1 | An opportunity to work on resumes, mock interviews, and connect with other resources that may help job seekers amplify their interactions the following day at the Workforce Fair. Resources may be limited at the Copper King, but their full array of resources will also be available from 7am-5pm at the Butte Job Service located at 2201 White Blvd in Butte.
MAY 10TH | Workforce Fair
Sponsored by the Butte Local Development Corporation Career Futures
11am-6pm Workforce Fair | Copper King Hotel Ballroom | The Workforce Fair will bring together employers, job seekers, and other resources to help connect our workforce to the right individuals and organizations. We will be joined by FCR in one of the Copper Breakout Rooms, where they will be conducting on-site pre-screening interviews, presentations, and providing on-site assessments for one of over 300 jobs they need to fill in their Butte location.
11 am – 6 pm Workforce Resource Lounge (Sponsored by the Career Futures) | Copper King Lobby | An opportunity to work on resumes, mock interviews, and connect with other resources that may help job seekers amplify their interactions the following day at the Workforce Fair.
6 pm – 8 pm Workforce Fair Reception | Copper King Hotel Ballroom | A networking reception will immediately follow the Workforce Fair at 6 pm. There will be color-coordinated badges to identify employers, attendees who are seeking employment, and resources/supporters during this facilitated reception. Appetizers will be provided, as well as a cash bar. Professional dress attire is recommended.
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