June 21, 2006
Cowley’s Norton, Roberts promoting business and industry training
Cowley College’s Susan Norton and Lisa Roberts have teamed up to provide training programs ranging from small business retailers to big business manufacturers.
Norton serves as the college’s Dean of Corporate Education, and Roberts is the college’s Director of Business and Industry and Entrepreneurship. Roberts handles the marketing, and economic development and entrepreneurship side of the program, while Norton writes the curriculum and handles the corporate and business training.
“Working together we are able to double our efforts,” Norton said. “We compliment each others strengths and weaknesses.”
The duo conduct an initial conversation with the business and do the groundwork to develop the best solutions for the businesses training needs.
Norton is currently providing custom training for Spirit AeroSystems. Roberts is currently involved in developing a business incubator program designed to serve the needs of smaller businesses in the Cowley area.
Norton targets businesses in Sumner and Sedgwick County, while Roberts works with businesses in Cowley County and Oklahoma. They conduct environmental scans and hope to have electronic newsletters and online polling available in the future.