2480 Nortre Dame, Chico
The Butte College Skyway Center offers the College's automotive technology program along with economic work-force development programs, including: The Training Place, the Health Workforce Initiative, Foster/Kinship Care Educa- tion Program, and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
Inside the Skyway Center, the automotive program offers a shop lab with classrooms and a computer lab to offer instruction in automotive industry sustainable practices. A new high school automotive technology program has been developed in partnership with the Butte County Regional Occupational Program (ROP) to provide career pathways for high school students.
The College's Economic Workforce Development Program serves the business community. The Training Place offers affordable not for credit employee training to businesses of all sizes in areas including: Business Skills, Customer Ser- vice, Executive Coaching, Employee Development, Energy Efficiencies, Human Resources, Leadership, Manufacturing, Sales, Safety, Sexual Harassment Prevention and Business Technology. The Health Workforce Initiative provides education and training programs to meet emerging demands for health care industry workers. The Butte College Small Business Development Center offers one-stop business management assistance through counseling, entrepreneur training, and guidance to small business owners and entrepreneurs in Butte, Glenn and Tehama Counties. The Foster/Kinship Care Education Program provides workshops for care providers on discipline, health, community resources, guardianship, self-esteem and other topics. Training programs and clinics are held to help those interested in becoming foster parents or guardians.