WPB AND TURNER SCHOOL OF CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT TRAINING CELEBRATE 25TH ANNIVERSARY
Turner offers the TSCM to help minority, women, disadvantaged and small-business enterprises better understand the business so they can succeed.
West Palm Beach, Florida, March 8, 2018 — The City of West Palm Beach is partnering with Turner Construction Company, the nation’s leading general builder, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Turner School of Construction Management (TSCM) in the State of Florida. Turner offers the TSCM to help minority, women, disadvantaged and small-business enterprises better understand the business so they can succeed.
Turner will kick off the 2018 Florida Program in partnership with the City of West Palm Beach Office of Supplier Diversity and the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council beginning on March 13, 2018. The classes will be held each Tuesday and Thursday from 6- 8:30 pm at the Mary V. McDonald – Wilson Center in Gaines Park located at 1505 N. Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida. The classes are FREE. Register online at https://turnertscmWPB2018.eventbrite.com or the official website for Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council www.fsmsdc.org.
“The City of West Palm Beach is providing Small Minority Business Enterprises with an opportunity to earn CEUs, and it's free,” said Frank Hayden, Director of Procurement for the City.
Turner’s program is designed to teach participants how to be better business people, make them aware of things that can “make” or “break” a business. Participants in the TSCM improve their business skills that enable them to overcome the challenges in managing a business in a cyclical industry.
The Turner School of Construction Management is a free program held in cities across the country. The programs are offered through each of Turner’s offices and have been held in more than 70 cities across the country. Turner has remained committed to increasing the visibility, improving the economic viability and expanding opportunities for minority, women and small-business enterprises through the projects we build.
TSCM provides business owners with courses on topics such as, financial management, estimating, blue print reading and specifications, bonding and insurance, bidding and purchasing procedures, risk management, safety and much more.
The Turner School of Construction Management programs have had a significant positive impact on the graduates and on Turner. One goal of the program is to develop a pool of minority contractors with the necessary skills to perform work on Turner projects. Attendees also have the opportunity to network with peers, instructors and others in the construction industry during the training program.
Turner’s commitment to the program is not limited to a just a few individuals within the company. More than 1,000 Turner employees representing every department and office serve as volunteers to teach courses in the Turner School of Construction Management program. Through the classroom experience, Turner forges and maximizes potential business relationships with program participants.
About The City of West Palm Beach
The City of West Palm Beach Procurement Department offers opportunities for all suppliers, including small businesses. It values business relationships and strive to promote fair and equitable treatment of all suppliers. To learn more about its procurement opportunities in the area of goods and services, construction and professional services, visit www.wpb.org/procurement or call 561-822-2100.
Turner is a North America-based, international construction services company and is a leading builder in diverse market segments. The company has earned recognition for undertaking large, complex projects, fostering innovation, embracing emerging technologies, and making a difference for their clients, employees and community. With a staff of 5,200 employees, the company completes $10 billion of construction on 1,500 projects each year. Turner offers clients the accessibility and support of a local firm with the stability and resources of a multi-national organization.