Turner Construction Celebrated the Graduation of the 2016 Turner School of Construction Management
The Maryland Business Unit of Turner Construction recently celebrated the graduation of the 2016 Turner School of Construction Management. Held in conjunction with Prince George’s Community College, thirty three subcontracting interests attended 6 weeks of classes to learn more about the current projects of Turner and some specifics about how to grow a business by optimizing engagement with a major GC.
Topics of the course included Bonding, Field Operations, JVs/Partnerships and Safety.
The culminating graduation event was held at the Hyattsville location of Busboys and Poets. Proprietor, Andy Shallal, who via appointment of Washington DC mayor Muriel Bowser chairs the Workforce Investment Council, welcomed the graduates and spoke to the growing importance of entrepreneurism in an ever changing marketplace and his decision to establish a business in Hyattsville.
Further driving home the legacy and depth of resources available to entrepreneurs in the Maryland marketplace, MWMCA president Wayne Frazier delivered a motivational key note address which highlighted the inevitable, continued growth of opportunities both in PG County and the Baltimore area. “Turner Construction College is the Grand-daddy of all the major prime construction management/general contractors in America. Founded in 1969 in Cleveland, Ohio, Turner provides the perfect balance of back office education/skill building such as estimating, scheduling and budgeting to the generally first time construction trade entrepreneur. Turner is a great mentor for such businesses in Prince Georges County with many that will go on to trade sub-contract with them. I give them an A-Plus for minority and women business inclusion”, said Wayne Frazier, president of MWMCA.
Additional notable guests who engaged with the graduates included:
- County Council Member Todd Turner
- County Council Vice Chair Dannielle Glaros, and
- June Evans, Director of the PGCC Center for Entrepreneurial Development