California Resources and Training (CARAT) is a private non-profit founded in 1994 to integrate and build the capacity of the technical assistance industry in California. As a statewide initiative, CARAT's focus has been on enhancing the quality of technical assistance throughout California. CARAT's intent is to assist in building capacity and encourage and stimulate partnerships between lending institutions and technical assistance providers.

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May 25, 2016 Reception and New Program Launch

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join CARAT and NOR-CAL FDC for the launching of the Creating and Accessing Supplier Diversity Opportunities for Small Business Program and Awards Reception. We will also be celebrating CARAT's 20 years of service. An executive summary and abstract of CARAT's "Insights and Perspectives on California Small Business Supplier Diversity" report will be available for those in attendance.

When: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

1111 Broadway, Oakland, California
Near Oakland City Center BART

For more information and to register, click here.

CARAT is offering a series of Small Business Technology Trainings to small businesses in California. Our trainings are conducted through a series of 90 minute webinars. For more information, check our Programs page. To view our upcoming trainings, check our Training Calendar. To stay updated on upcoming trainings, please join our mailing list. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact us at training@caratnet.org

CARAT's Executive Director, Selma Taylor, was featured on the Comcast Spotlight show. View a video of Selma discussing CARAT's technology trainings with Barbara Rodgers here.

We’d like to thank our sponsors or the Small Business Technology Training Series. Their generous support allows CARAT to continue to offer our Technology Trainings to small businesses free of charge. Here’s a list of our sponsors: