The Turner School of Construction Management will be hosted by the Urban League of Greater Atlanta (ULGATL) this year. The first training program started earlier this month, but ULGATL will be hosting another cohort this summer.

The Turner School of Construction Management is the oldest community outreach program in Turner Construction’s history. It was initiated in 1969 and soon became an opportunity to develop strategic business relationships with minority and women-owned firms. Today, this program is offered in more than 30 of Turner’s offices nationwide.

The 8-week program is designed to prepare small, minority and women-owned contractors for contract procurement opportunities and has been uniquely designed to enhance the technical, administrative and managerial skills of minority and women businesses to make a profit and build a reputation for efficiently managing construction projects.  Individuals enrolled in the program gain insights and meaningful tools that help them target their business for quality and growth and develop new, strategic business relationships. The classes include such topics as scheduling, estimating, field operations & cost tracking, safety, business funding & risk management. The program has helped attendees build networks, establish successful joint ventures to win contracts with Turner and other industry leaders and form long-term business relationships.

To qualify, construction-oriented firms must have been in business for at least 1 year and must be a local, minority-owned, women-owned, disabled veterans or small emerging business. For more information regarding the next program this summer, contact Nancy Flake Johnson with the ULGATL.

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