The Texas Startup Chamber of Commerce will offer a job training program that will train people in the use of Google Maps and other software to help businesses find and recruit employees.
The program, which will take place in Dallas, will be one of the first of its kind in the state, said Steve M. Miller, CEO of the Texas Startup Chambers of Commerce.
It will be part of the Chamber’s broader efforts to help build and sustain job growth in Texas.
The chamber, which has about 10 chapters nationwide, has trained more than 1,400 people in Texas, including 1,600 in the last three years, Miller said.
The Texas Startup chamber was founded in 1997.
It provides technical and business education and training to businesses and government agencies in Texas and is affiliated with the Texas Entrepreneurship Council.
Miller said the Chamber has trained thousands of people in Austin and Houston, where the chamber is headquartered, as well as in Dallas and El Paso.
The new job training will take participants through a process of networking and self-assessment, which Miller said will be conducted by a local expert who has experience working with large companies.
The chamber has also offered job training in Austin for people who have applied to join its local chapter, he said.
“The more people we can get to know, the more likely they are to be able to join our local chapter,” Miller said of the job training.
The Texas Entrepreneur’s Council is the chamber’s partner.
The job training process will take about a month, Miller explained.
The process will be structured so people can apply online.
The training program is similar to other regional training programs, Miller added.
“There are other programs out there, but none are as comprehensive as what we are offering,” he said of Google.