Training Programs and Workshops

Capitol City designs, monitors and/or implements customized training programs, workshops and services to ensure the successful recruitment and placement of qualified workers in meaningful construction-related opportunities. Capitol City assesses a company’s workforce and skill-training needs and manages the delivery of the training programs and services by recruiting experienced training providers; monitoring the delivery of training programs and services and ensuring the successful completion of training courses to build the company’s viability in the construction industry.

Below are some trainings and programs facilitated by Capitol City:

NAMC-WMAC met with the Chief of Staff of the Small Business Administration to plan and implement HUBZone Certification Training for small businesses. Training will begin in Spring, 2010.

NAMC-WMAC Assisted the McKissick/Turner/Tompkins/Gilford (MTTG) joint venture by facilitating an MBE pre-qualification workshop on the construction of the national monument to Dr. King. The memorial will be located on the National Mall.

In partnership with the local business organizations and DC Council, NAMC-WMAC co-hosted a public forum for businesses interested in participating on the design-build construction of the new US Coast Guard Headquarters Building in Washington, DC. The forum provided an opportunities for local businesses to meet General Contractors for teaming on the over $4 million facility as part of a $4 Billion redevelopment for the US Department of Homeland Security.

NAMC-WMAC partnered with the DC Department of Transportation’s Office of Civil Rights to provide “Federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification” training to build their capacity in the Highway Construction Trades. Over fifty (50) businesses participated in the workshop to obtain Federal DBE certification and certification with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).

NAMC-WMAC hosted a reception for the small and local business to meet one-on-one with M&T Bank representative to get the inside trace on growing their business’ banking relationship. Additional forum are being planned with other banks and financial institutions.

In partnership with the Hispanic Contractors Association and DC Council, NAMC-WMAC co-hosted the “Black and Brown Summit” Challenges and Opportunities in the Construction Industry.” The summit was designed to provide an opportunity for African American and Hispanic construction businesses and DC policy makers to discuss common contracting challenges and opportunities around city-funded construction projects.

NAMC-WMAC participated in Maryland’s Business Opportunity and Workforce Development Program, which is designed to increase the capacity and function of Certified DBE highway construction forms via business development and infrastructure training forums and mentor protégé relationships; and establish a more viable pool of business enterprises for contract awards.