CONTACT: MELVIN O. SHAW
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: March 30, 2000
Specialized business training offered for persons with disabilities
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Persons with disabilities in the Iowa City area who are
thinking of starting their own business and want to know whether self-employment
is right for them, can register to attend a two-part specialized employment
training program April 3 and 10 at the Iowa City Public Library.
The training will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, April 3 and again Monday,
April 10 at the Iowa City Public Library, 123 South Linn Street, Iowa City.
At Exploring Entrepreneurship, a jointly sponsored program of the Iowa Department
of Economic Development, and the University of Iowa, participants will learn
about the myths and realities of business ownership, among other points, says
Cristina Mathis, program manager, Business Assistance Services for Entrepreneurs,
the program that makes the training possible.
Participants will also learn to evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of business
ownership and discover resources to help make their dream a reality.
Training cost is $25, which includes textbooks and other materials provided.
Scholarships are available to those who qualify.
Special accommodations, such as sign language interpreters and materials
in alternate formats will be provided upon timely request, Mathis says.
Advance registration is required and limited space is available. To register,
contact Cristina Mathis, toll free at 1-877-684-8983 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.