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Emerging Leaders Training Program

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Tom Peters, Director of Workforce Development at Symbol Training Institute, was proud to participate in the Emerging Leaders training program sponsored by the Small Business Administration (SBA).  This is the 10th year that the SBA Illinois District Office has hosted the executive education series.  The program helps to connect small business owners with a network of industry peers and experts, then fosters the creation of a three year strategic growth action plan.  The graduates from the class represent diverse industries including manufacturing, food distribution, information technology and many more.

Since the SBA started offering the Emerging Leaders program in various locations across the country, graduates have created more than 2,400 new full-time jobs, accessed more than $73 million in new financing, and secured federal, state, local and tribal contracts worth more than $1 billion.  We are excited to see the initiatives and growth spurred by these 2017 Emerging Leaders graduates in the coming years.