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The Turner School of Construction Management is the oldest community outreach program in Turner’s history. It was initiated in 1969, one year after our Affirmative Action Department was created, and soon became an opportunity to develop strategic business relationships with minority and women-owned firms. Since then, Turner has provided a training course for minority- and women-business owners in the disciplines practiced in the construction industry. 

The program is designed to prepare small, minority and women-owned contractors for contract procurement opportunities in New Jersey and has been uniquely designed to enhance the technical, administrative and managerial skills of minority and women businesses in order 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.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Dedicated minority- and women-business owners working as general contractors, subcontractors, construction managers, construction consultants and individuals who work closely with construction firms.  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.

PROGRAM CONTENT 
Each class is uniquely devoted to a separate topic and is taught by some of the best professionals in this industry. Typically, classes are held one or two evenings per week and the program lasts from 6 to 10 weeks. Class subjects may differ from one business unit to another. Following is an example of one program:

  • Refining Your Business Plan for Continued Growth
  • Effective Marketing Strategies to Increase Your Business
  • Managing Stress for Business Success
  • Scheduling Concepts and Applications
  • Safety—The Bottom Line
  • Construction Law
  • Measuring Your Performance
  • Banking in Today’s Economy
  • Estimating: The True Value
  • Risk Management
  • Pre-Construction: The Important Perspectives
  • Strategies of Financial Management
  • Daily Operations
  • Reading Blueprints and Specifications
  • How to Win Bids, Perform and Get Paid
  • Bonding & Insurance

WHEN AND WHERE
Please contact Dexter Hendricks for further details at: dhendricks@tcco.com

COST OF PROGRAM
The six-week session is free and will be limited to 25 participants.

SELECTION CRITERIA
This program is for minority and women owned businesses in NJ; it is preferred that the business is currently certified as MBE or WBE; Businesses must have at least three years of construction or construction-related experience.  Graduates of the program will receive a Certificate upon Completion.
                                                                                
REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION

You must be registered for this program to attend. Please email 
dhendricks@tcco.com 

Somerset

200 Franklin Square Drive
4th Floor
Somerset, NJ 08873

Phone: (732) 627-8300

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