Thomas Joins NSBA Leadership Council to Help Tackle the Many Critical Issues Facing Small Business

Nilda Thomas, a Certified Volunteer Mentor with the Southeast Michigan chapter of SCORE and founder of Workforce eTraining Solutions, was recently named to the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council. NSBA is the nation’s oldest small-business advocacy organization and operates on a staunchly nonpartisan basis. Thomas, a recognized leader in the small-business community, joins the NSBA Leadership Council alongside other small-business advocates from across the country as they work to promote the interests of small business to policymakers in Washington, D.C.

“As a small-business owner, I see daily the importance of being involved and active when it comes to laws and regulation,” stated Thomas. “Joining NSBA’s Leadership Council will enable me to take our collective small-business message to the people that need to hear it most: Congress.”

Nilda Thomas established Workforce eTraining Solutions LLC (WETS) with a vision of providing access to online technology training to minorities, women, youth, veterans, and underserved communities. Thomas has more than 20 years of experience in technology serving in senior marketing roles at Deloitte, Microsoft, AT&T, and EDS where she helped to launch the Distance Learning Services Group in the late 90’s and became fascinated with the technology. As an advocate, she believes e-learning helps to bridge the digital divide. In 2000, she was featured in Black Enterprise and was quoted, “If we don’t embrace it [technology] as a people, we’re going to be left behind. We need to embrace and be afforded the opportunities to take advantage of the way we learn technology so we can become more marketable in the workforce”.

Thomas joined the NSBA Leadership Council as part of her efforts to tackle the many critical issues facing small business, including tax reform, regulatory restraint for a trained workforce, health care costs and how the Affordable Care Act will impact small business. The NSBA Leadership Council is focused on providing valuable networking between small-business advocates from across the country while ensuring small business a seat at the table as Congress and regulators take up key small-business proposals.

“I am proud to have Nilda Thomas as part of our Leadership Council,” stated NSBA President and CEO Todd McCracken. “She came to us highly recommended and I look forward our coordinated efforts for years to come.”

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About Workforce eTraining Solutions

Workforce eTraining Solutions (WETS) is poised to be the leading online training provider of e-learning courseware and web-based learning platforms, virtual events, and consulting for foundations and nonprofits. WETS was established with a vision of bridging the skills gap by providing access to online career and technology training to minorities, women, youth, veterans, and underserved communities of which nonprofits support. With the COVID-19 pandemic, WETS is a viable resource to schools, nonprofits, and businesses as they seek virtual solutions to deliver education and training to staff and students. 

The company is an advocate of bridging the digital-divide through online training and seeking to partner with nonprofit organizations, and schools to provide workforce readiness training and career pathways to help the current and future workforce acquire the skills and competencies companies seek for in-demand jobs and for companies needing a solution to reskill, upskill and recertify their workforce. Additionally, WETS offers virtual classrooms, conference expos and tradeshows that simulate these live events. Workforce eTraining Solutions is a woman-owned business.

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SCORE Mentor Nilda Thomas Named to NSBA Leadership Council