The focus of Economic Development is to stay abreast of new technology and to implement innovative training that meets diverse and rapidly changing needs of business and industry. Our training qualifies the workforce for business and industry making them successful and profitable.
Economic Development Center
Southeastern Tech’s Economic Development division promotes and supports the overall mission of Southeastern Tech through community-based extension and outreach services. The program is an avenue for identifying the needs of the communities within Southeastern Tech’s eight-county service area and for pinpointing ways to meet those needs. An overall economic development and community education plan coordinates the delivery of business and industry training programs and the articulation to the community of the services available through the institution.
Continuing Education courses are developed in response to special educational demands and requests of citizens, professional and business groups, and other organizations. The major role of continuing education is to develop and implement courses for career and professional development and personal interest and enrichment. Continuing Education registration information is printed in a regular class schedule.
Quick Start offers quality training as an incentive to new businesses in our service area. Existing industries undergoing major expansion may also qualify. It offers customized technical training, instructor training, instructional and media development, training materials and equipment, and facilities for training.
The ServSafe® program provides food safety training, exams, and educational materials to foodservice managers. Students can earn the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification, accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-Conference for Food Protection (CFP).