For Immediate Release
February 03, 2023
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(BPRW) Miami Dade College Announces Dates for FREE Capacity Building Certificate Classes

The program is offered online to qualifying minority-owned businesses. Registration is open at

(Black PR Wire) MIAMI –  Keeping up with its commitment to helping minority business owners to achieve their goals, Miami Dade College is announcing the dates for the next courses of the MBDA Capacity Building Certificate Program.

The MBDA Capacity Building Certificate Program is a 9-hour online program offered by the Miami Dade College in partnership with the Miami Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center of the U.S. Department of Commerce, operated by M. Gill & Associates, Inc., to eligible minority-owned businesses. Tuition scholarships are available. The program is taught in English and is designed to help minority business enterprises acquire the skills and knowledge to enhance their business success.

“The MBDA Capacity Building Program helps minority businesses acquire more capabilities and resources to grow and scale, “said Teddie Laing, Executive Director of Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center, Miami Dade College, North Campus. “I highly recommend that minority business owners register and participate in this exciting program.”

The MBDA Capacity Building Certificate Program focuses on three key areas: operational efficiencies, financial management and emerging technologies. Business owners will gain experience in developing management, finance and technology capabilities in order to achieve new capabilities, higher productivity, workforce improvement, scalability, and business profitability.

“This program gave me a great opportunity to invest in new knowledge,” said Mack Samuel, president of Globalxnet Technologies.” “I was able to reinforce my knowledge and professionalism and create a new business perspective.”

Graduates of the MBDA Capacity Building Program will receive a certificate of completion issued by Miami Dade College, access to financial investment, local and international resources for business growth and new contracting opportunities; free technical assistance from the Florida MBDA Business Center team and potential matchmaking opportunities with business growth professionals and mentors.

Miami Dade College is currently accepting applications for the next courses to be presented on the following dates: 

  • February 9, 16 and 23, 2023 – 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. each day (9 hours).
  • March 9, 16 and 23, 2023 – 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. each day (9 hours).

Opportunity awaits! Apply to the MBDA Capacity Building  Program today. Visit For more information, please contact Teddie Laing, 305-237-1999, or the MBDA Business Center,

The Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center is a major outreach center of Miami Dade College North Campus, founded in 1989. Located in Liberty City, the Meek Center offers education relating to small business and entrepreneurship, business, early childhood education, graphic design, technology, STEM, health/medical, general education classes and more. Programs and classes lead to degrees and short-term career certificates. Several scholarship programs are also available. The Meek Center offers a friendly atmosphere where students can get the essential skills and credentials that will position them as business owners and in-demand candidates in today’s job market. The Meek Center also offers opportunities to engage in a variety of seminars, and workshops.

About The Miami MBDA Business Center

The Miami MBDA Business Center, operated by M. Gill & Associates, and funded by The Minority Business Development Agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, specializes in providing no-cost services to minority businesses nationwide. The center works with minority business enterprises to generate increased financing and contract opportunities and to create and retain jobs. For more information on Miami MBDA Business Center, call (786) 515-0670, email or visit

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