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Business leaders invited to WC’s Corporate College kickoff

Corporate College kickoff art

Local business leaders are invited to the kickoff of Weatherford College’s newest endeavor, Corporate College, at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, in Texas Hall of the Alkek Fine Arts Center.

“Corporate College was created to work with the business community to offer relevant and effective training to support the unique training needs of local companies,” said Hayden Harbold, coordinator of workforce education. “Weatherford College provides great educational opportunities for our students, and Corporate College is going to do the same for our businesses.”

The kickoff event will include a ribbon cutting by the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce, breakfast and information on how Corporate College can serve the community.

Eric Richardson, CEO of Growth Development Associates, will also be present to discuss his company’s partnership with WC to form a sales institute under the Corporate College umbrella.

“The sales institute is not all Corporate College is,” Harbold said. “While the sales institute is an important part of Corporate College, we will provide a wide variety of soft skills training opportunities. Corporate College will specialize in connecting businesses with grant funding to help pay for customized training to meet their unique needs.”

Growth Development Associates has provided training for sales, account management, leadership and workplace communication for 29 years in more than 40 countries to enhance existing training programs and create business growth at companies including IBM, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Honda, GE, American Express and Apple. The curriculum is now available from the sales institute at WC’s Corporate College and can be customized to individual business needs.

“Attendees will learn some highlights of the new curriculum and how this proven training can positively impact your organization’s growth,” Harbold said. “We will also discuss funding opportunities to train your workforce and further explain our additional customizable flexible training opportunities.”

To RSVP for the kickoff of Corporate College, visit or call 817-598-8871.