CSN Blackstone LaunchPad Entrepreneurship Center Launches Monthly Education Series

Starting in March of 2023 community education takes centerstage at the College of Southern Nevada Blackstone Launchpad Entrepreneurship Center. This center is where a number of free educational workshops are now being offered for anyone in the community.

The first class was taught by Patranya Bhoolsuwan, a 3-time Emmy Award winning journalist and founder of media consulting agency, Patranya Media LLC. Her class “Media Training 101” is a 2-hour workshop that covers the following a variety of topics from understanding the media industry to public speaking coaching and storytelling tips for businesses and nonprofits. Registration to this class was full and attendees represent a wide variety of professionals including small business owners, registered nurse, nonprofit leaders, realtors and communications officers from The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

“Working as a journalist for many years, I know the importance of effective communication skills,” said Bhoolsuwan. “Now that I run my own media consulting agency, I help my clients tell their stories in a clear and compelling way. I am thankful that the CSN Blackstone LaunchPad Entrepreneurship Center is making this learning opportunity available for the community”.

Here are some of the testimonials from the students who attended the first media training class:

“Thank you so much for teaching us the basics of media interviews. I truly need help in speaking in front of a group, organization and of course media interviews. With my new position, I will need to prepare a speech and that is also hard for me to put together, but in time like you said preparation, research and the more you get up and speak, it gets easier”.

  • Sally Balecha, NaFFAA Desert Mountain Region President

“Content of the class was perfect. I learned more than I expected. It was very informative and worth coming to”.

  • Boyzie Milner, Owner Buldogis Gourmet Hot Dogs

“The length of the class was perfect. It was great to meet classmates from different business fields. Thanks again”.

  • Mi Sun Han, Owner Buldogis Gourmet Hot Dogs

“I love how we covered many different topics in a short amount of time. As a realtor, I needed to practice speaking in public and using the media to promote my listings. I learned a lot in this class, especially in better understanding how the media works”.

  • Celina Go, Realtor

This educational initiative is also powered by the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) and Blackstone LaunchPad. CSN’s Blackstone LaunchPad group fosters a culture of innovative entrepreneurship within the Las Vegas Community by developing events and programs that help a diverse student population acquire the expertise necessary to create and sustain a successful business.