For the past 20 years, Turner Construction has been offering the Turner School of Construction Management (TSCM) to small, minority, women and veteran-owned firms in Kansas City.
The program offers education and training classes designed to help firms grow and become more competitive in the marketplace. Topics covered include business development and management, cash management, business banking, bidding, field operation and project safety, insurance and bonding, contract risk management, estimating, marketing and advanced human resource concepts and strategies. TSCM also provides opportunities to participate on key construction projects as subcontracting partners with Turner. The classes are offered free of charge.
Turner first offered the program nationally in 1969 as part of a study course developed by New York University. Nationally, TSCM has graduated more than 37,000 participants, and the Kansas City program has graduated more than 700 students.
Some of Kansas City’s notable graduates include:
- Mark One Electric
- Alexander Mechanical
- Rodriguez Mechanical Contractors
- Alpha Electric & Energy
- Sorella Group
- LMG Construction
- Diggs Construction
- Vasquez Construction
- International Builders & Consultants (IBC)
- Max Electric
- Cornell Roofing & Sheeting Metal
- Custom Engineering
- Phillips-West Public Relations
- Whitley Construction
Nationally, Turner has awarded more than $1 billion each year for the last 11 years to minority, women, disadvantaged and veteran-owned (MWDVBE) firms that subcontract with them. Since 2004, Turner-Kansas City has awarded more than $500 million to MWDVBEs in the Kansas City area.
In honor of the Kansas City office’s milestone anniversary, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Minority Contractors Association of Greater Kansas City will host a celebration on Thursday, March 2, at [4:30] p.m.
The 10-week 2017 program will begin on March 2 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in a joint collaboration with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City and the Minority Contractors Association of Greater Kansas City. A graduation ceremony, co-sponsored by Kansas City Power and Light, will be held on May 3.
Other co-sponsoring partners for this year’s Kansas City class include the City of Kansas City, Missouri; Community America Credit Union; the University of Kansas Hospital; Lathrop & Gage; The Builders’ Association; and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.