Register for Better South training classes

Patterson teaches a class earlier this year.

The Center for a Better South periodically offers entrepreneurial and capacity-building training classes to provide people who live in the S.C. Promise Zone to improve skill sets.  See rules and limitations below.  Coming classes include:

 

Nov. 14, 2017, Yemassee:  How to write compelling grant applications (FULL)

Noted grant-writing professional Patrick Patterson of North Carolina will lead an all-day class that will focus on how to write compelling grant applications and find funding opportunities.

  • WHEN:           9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 14, 2017.
  • WHERE:         Board room, Lowcountry Council of Governments, 634 Campground Road, Yemassee, SC.
  • OTHER:          Lunch will be provided.  If you sign up to attend but don’t show up, you will be billed for lunch.
  • REGISTER:   (11/1 update) This class is full, but you should click here to sign up for our waiting list.  Not only will some people who are registered drop out before the class, we will use the waiting list to give you the first chance to sign up for future classes.

Nov. 15, 2017, Denmark:  How to write compelling grant applications (FULL)

Patterson will offer a second all-day training session in the Student Room in the Wright-Potts Library at Voorhees College in Denmark on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. It will be the same class offered on Nov. 14..

  • WHEN:           9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 15, 2017.
  • WHERE:         Wright-Potts Library, Voorhees College, Denmark, S.C.  Park adjacent to the library.
  • OTHER:          Lunch will be provided.  If you sign up to attend but don’t show up, you will be billed for lunch.
  • REGISTER:    (11/1 update) This class is full, but you should click here to sign up for our waiting list.  Not only will some people who are registered drop out before the class, we will use the waiting list to give you the first chance to sign up for future classes.

 

Important information

There is no cost to attend our courses.  But to attend, you must register, above, through EventBrite.  Each class is limited in the number of participants it can have.

  • Attendance is limited.  Reservations are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.  If a class fills up, you will be put on a waiting list in case a spot opens.  If a spot does not open, we will contact you when a new class is offered.
  • Lunch will be provided.  Participants will receive a catered, boxed lunch at midday.
  • No show policy.  If you register and can’t come, please let us know as soon as possible so we can make a space available to someone else.  If you reserve a place and don’t attend, you will be billed $25 to reimburse the Center for lunch.  Signing up for the class is a commitment by you to attend for free or pay the lunch fee if you don’t.
  • Transportation.  You will have to provide your own transportation to a class.
  • Questions.  Please send questions by email to:  brack@bettersouth.org or 843.670.3996

NOTE:  If any classes you are interested in are filled,  we encourage you to register so that you can be placed on a waiting list in case there are vacancies. Additionally, those who are on the waiting list will get the first chance to sign up for future classes.  

Trainings offered by the Center are provided through a Rural Business Development Grant  awarded in 2017 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The Center for a Better South was a leading driver of the area’s combined effort to apply for and be successful in winning the federal designation for the region to be a Promise Zone.  You can get updates on the Promise Zone at its website:  http://www.SCPromiseZone.org.