LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 20, 2014) - College Works Painting, (www.collegeworks.com), which provides practical and life-changing business experience for college students who have shown potential for success, is among the gold winners of the 2013 Best in Biz Awards.

Best in Biz Awards recognize top companies, teams, executives and products for their business success as judged by established members of the press and industry analysts. College Works Painting won a gold as Most Innovative Service of the Year.

"It's yet another accolade for our program, which continues to garner recognition for the win-win quality it provides to both interns and their community," says Matt Stewart, an entrepreneur and spokesperson for College Works Painting.

Founded in 1993, College Works Painting allows interns to receive real-world business experience. Now operating in 28 states and British Columbia, the enterprise hires more than 2,000 college students each year. Entrusted to operate their own house-painting business serving their own communities, students receive a wealth of hands-on training in managing a business from start to finish in a safe, challenging and fun environment.

"In 2012, various reports put the underemployment rate among recent college graduates as high as 44 percent, but that hasn't really been a problem among our alumni, who have an unemployment rate of less than 4 percent," Stewart says.

In the course of running their own businesses, students develop skills and experience to market their services, drive their sales, effectively manage crews and build strong customer relationships. At the same time, they build the confidence, motivation and business ethnics they need to become effective business leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs and corporate citizens who make a positive impact on their communities, the economy and the world.

About College Works Painting

National Services Group operates College Works Painting, which provides internships to 2,000 college students a year in 28 states and the British of Columbia. Under the close direction of mentors, students run house-painting businesses in the spring and summer, learning skills from budgeting, marketing and hiring, to managing crews. National Services Group was co-founded by Matt Stewart and also includes SMJJ Investments and Empire Community Construction. Matt is a past Chairman of the Global Board of Directors for The Entrepreneurs Organization and was a final round judge for the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards. He has executive coached the winners of this prestigious award.

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