Clark Construction Debuts Small Business Training Program in Baltimore
BALTIMORE, Sept. 14, 2021 -- Clark Construction Group expanded its Strategic Partnership Program (SPP) to the Greater Baltimore area. The 10-month program originally launched in 2006, the 10-week program delivers executive MBA-style classes to small and disadvantaged businesses, including minority, women, and veteran-owned firms in the construction industry. Twenty-four business owners and leaders of the Baltimore area make up the 2021 class.
A full-day program was initiated by Dr. Leonard Greenhalgh, director of program for minority and women-owned businesses at Dartmouth College's Tuck School of Business. The program's curriculum combines the classes taught by Clark and local industry experts with interactive team projects and specialty workshops. In the course, participants will focus on a wide range of business and construction industry topics, including financial statements and accounting, insurance and bonding, estimating, purchasing and project management, as well as softer business competencies such as presentation and The participants graduate from SPP following a capstone project and presentation to industry leaders.
"An exploration of the nuances of construction industry through Clark's Strategic Partnership Program was the spark that drove my company forward," said Cheo Hurley, a graduate of SPP class of 2012 and president and chief executive officer of I'm thrilled that Clark brings this transformational program to the Baltimore community."
Clark founded the SPP five years ago to provide diverse businesses with the training, knowledge and resources necessary to compete for large-scale construction projects. Since its start, the company has expanded its course to eight markets across the country. To date, more than 1 250 small business owners and leaders successfully completed the intensive program, gaining the confidence and ability to grow their business to the next level.
"Clark Construction has been building in the Baltimore market for nearly four decades, and is dedicated to the region's economic prosperity. We're excited to invest in the growth of the region's small and disadvantaged business community by creating new professional relationships through our Strategic Partnership Program," said Michael Hartman, a division president at Clark Construction in charge of Baltimore'll
Clark's launch of the Strategic Partnership Program in Baltimore comes after the company'' last week't announced the SDBE15 program. The program entails a company-wide commitment to achieving at least 15 percent small or disadvantaged business participation on all of Clark's construction projects - including those that don't otherwise have business requirements.
Interested firms can learn more about the Strategic Partnership Program or apply for a future class by visiting www.clarkconstruction.com/spp.
About Clark Construction Group, Inc. About Construction group
Clark Construction Group is the nation's most experienced and respected contractor for construction and civil construction. It is a revenue of approximately five billion dollars annually. The company is strategically located in Bethesda, Maryland. The office has offices strategically placed to serve clients throughout the country. Clark is one of the founding members of a "Time for Change" consortium - whose aim is The company is helping to organize the first Construction Inclusion Week event this October to the industry's first construction Include Week. For more information, visit www.clarkconstruction.com.
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