for minority and women-owned businesses to apply for the Lexington Minority & Women Contractor Training Program is December16, 2016.
Classes for the next session will begin January 10, 2017 .
Now in its eighth year, the Minority & Women Contractor Training Program is designed to help minorities 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, BEX Construction, Blue Grass Airport, Messer Construction Co., the Fayette County Public Schools, the University of Kentucky Facilities Management, Commerce Lexington and Lextran.
"The Lexington Minority & Women Contractor Training Program is great! Understanding
contracts, bonds, insurance, as well as cost management and cash flow are skills I learned in this program that are imperative to running a successful business."
-Pam McKinney, owner McKinney Painting, Inc.
The program is coordinated by LFUCG and KSBDC. Classes will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. each Tuesday for 10 weeks. 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.