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The 2018 Turner School of Construction Management (TSCM) is being hosted in partnership with Project 500 and Howard University

The next Turner School of Construction Management (TSCM) will be hosted on Wednesday evenings from April 18 - May 30, 2018. Classes will run from 6PM - 9PM on the campus of Howard University.


TSCM began in 1969 as an opportunity to develop and support strategic business relationships with minority and women-owned firms. This 6-week, free course teaches women-owned, minority and smaller disadvantaged and LDBE companies how to manage their firms and win work in the highly competitive building industry. Each course is taught by Turner staff and select industry partners. Topics to be covered in the series include estimating, procurement, safety, bonding, accounting, JVs/partnerships and contracts. 

Attending the Turner School of Construction Management provides subcontractors with the following advantages:

  • Meet other MWBE’s that have similar experiences

  • Develop a relationship with Turner Construction and learn how to do business with a larger general contractor

  • Develop a relationship with the partners of the Turner School

  • Enhance your managerial, technical and administrative expertise

  • Learn how to make your company more visible to larger contractors in order to be more competitive for winning subcontracts

  • Students gain access to Turner’s Online University for additional courses

  • Graduates receive a Certificate of Completion which can be sent to contractors to verify that you are a qualified subcontractor

  • After graduation, Turner School participants will be invited to participate in  Turner’s Graduate School of Construction Management which covers more advance topics such as Building Information Modeling, LEAN and Sustainable Construction as well as more detailed insight on how to succeed as a MWBE contractor

Project 500 will be partnering with Turner Construction Management to implement the Spring 2018 class. The purpose of Project 500 is to help diverse businesses in DC scale, with a particular focus on Wards 7 and 8. Recognizing that scale requires strong financial acumen, an aggressive sales strategy, and a solid operations structure, at minimum, Project 500 wants to provide critical capital to help businesses achieve these critical success factors. 


If you would like to be sent an invitation to apply to offerings of the TSCM, please send a note to with a subject line “Future TSCM attendee”.


We look forward to hearing from you! 


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