May 7, 2020

Madison College and Latino Chamber Sign Agreement

Madison College and the Dane County Latino Chamber of Commerce (LCC) have signed an articulation agreement that will help train, support and segue future Latino business owners into the local commercial ecosystem.

“Amid these uncertain times, when many Latino-owned businesses do not qualify for COVID-19 assistance programs, strategic partnerships like this serve as avenues of hope for the most disenfranchised segments of our community,” said Jessica Cavazos, president of the Latino Chamber of Commerce.

Currently, more than 60 people a year graduate from the LCC’s “Tu Empresa” entrepreneurial training program – a number it hopes to increase through its partnership with Madison College.

“It demonstrates that through engaging the local community in strategic collaboration, the promises of today inspire a hope that will beckon a more inclusive and prosperous tomorrow for the communities we serve,” said Dr. Jack Daniels, president of Madison College.

The new agreement is expected to increase the diversity of Madison College’s educational pipeline, as well as its long-term regional economic imperative.