CRTC operates several fully functioning, authentic businesses as part of its programs. All business organizations offer valuable products and services to outside customers. Moreover, all products and services are furnished by CRTC students, with instructor mentoring. In the classes and labs of the CRTC students learn the direct skills needed for success in their chosen discipline. However, through their experiences working within these businesses students are able to enhance their skill set by: developing an understanding and focus upon customer service. interacting professionally with real customers. experiencing the financial, retailing, and other business management aspects of authentic business organizations.