Contractor's Training Program - Information Session

01feb4:00 pm6:00 pmContractor's Training Program - Information SessionConstruction Training: Building a Solid Construction Business

Event Details

The Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (SBSD) in partnership with Ferguson Enterprises will be presenting its first Contractor’s Training Program: Construction Training: Building a Solid Construction Business. 

This course is open to all trades in the Construction Industry. The training will focus primarily on continuing education for our SWaM Certified Vendors and will provide resources to assist them in becoming more competitive in bidding and estimating for state contracts.

To qualify for the training, you must meet the basic qualifications:

  • Minimum of $250,000 in Annual Revenue
  • Must be in business a minimum of 3 years
  • SWaM Certification must be Current
  • Must be committed to attending the class (7 sessions – 3 1/2 weeks)

February 1st – Info Session, 4-6pm
February 8th – Application Due
February 17th – Notification of Selection
February 28th – Orientation, 4-6pm
March 2nd – Session 1, Business Basics, 2-6pm
March 7th – Session 2, Financial Understanding, 2-6pm
March 9th – Session 3, Overhead & Markups/Margins & Breakeven (2hrs) 2-6pm
March 9th – Session 4, Managing Budgets (2hrs), 2-6pm
(Session 3 & 4 – Same day)
March 14th – Session 5, Estimating, 2-6pm
March 16st – Session 6, Project Management-Part 1, 2-6pm
March 21st – Session 7, Job Management-Part 2, 2-6pm

SBSD will be hosting an Information Session for interested applicants on February 1, 2017, 4:00pm – 6:00pm at the Hampton University Small Business Incubator, 6 W. County Street, Hampton, VA.

NO COST for training and spaces will be limited to QUALIFYING applicants. If you meet the basic qualifications and would like to be considered, please complete the application (APPLICATION) and bring with you to the information session on February 1st. (RSVP IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND INFORMATION SESSION…. LIMTED SEATING). You may also submit the application to by 5:00pm, February 8th if you are not available to attend the session.

All classes will be held at:

Hampton University
Small Business Incubator
6 W. County St.
Hampton, VA 23663

Parking across the street in the Old Pointe Bank Parking lot

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February 1, 2017 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Eastern(GMT+00:00)


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