The deadline for minority and women-owned businesses to apply for the Lexington Minority & Women Contractor Training Program is December 1, 2014. Classes for the next session will begin January 6, 2015 and will be held at the Blue Grass Airport, 4000 Terminal Drive, Lexington, KY.
Now in its fifth year, the Minority & Women Contractor Training Program is designed to help minority and women effectively compete in the contracting industry and covers topics ranging from estimating and bidding to subcontracting.
The program is sponsored by the Kentucky Small Business Development Center, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, Fifth Third Bank, Blue Grass Airport, Messer Construction Co., BEX Construction, the Fayette County Public Schools, the University of Kentucky Facilities Management, Associated General Contractors of Kentucky and Lextran.
These partnerships have reignited this program and we are definitely seeing results. We have seen a number of participants secure contracts as a direct result of them attending the workshops.
– Dee Dee Harbut, KSBDC
The program is coordinated by LFUCG and KSBDC. Classes will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. To qualify, you must be a minority or woman-owned business with a 51 percent ownership in the construction or construction-related industry. The cost is $100 for companies accepted into the program. A boxed dinner is provided each night.