Contractor & Business Academy (English)

Dates: September 26 - October 24, 2017

Meets: Tu from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: MCC at Do Space TBA

Registration Fee: $60.00

The Contractor & Business Academy is an innovative education model designed to build viable career paths and opportunities for contractors and entrepreneurs to design a sustainable practice for their small business.

The Contractor & Business Academy was created at Metropolitan Community College to respond to the needs of employers and contractors seeking to diversify their workforce and increase the practice of supporting small business owners.  The program offers community members multiple industry- recognized credentials, while also providing the support services and employ-ability skills many individuals need to succeed.

 

Who We Serve

The Contractor & Business Academy serves individuals who have been identified through local community organizations and leaders as small business owners and/or entrepreneurs seeking to bid on jobs throughout the four-county service area.

·         Individuals who demonstrate interest in the Contractor & Business Academy must register online.

·         The Academy is open to any community member seeking to build a sustainable business plan, meet industry recognized standards, and gain a stronger understanding of the legal and ethical ramifications of small business ownership and/or entrepreneurs just starting out on their own.  

 

Program Design

A multi-faceted curriculum was developed, which allows for a seamless transition from pre-business to sustainable business practices. 

·         In order to earn a Pre-Business Education Certificate of Completion, participants must attend all sessions.  This series of courses is essential to those business owners wanting to prepare their company for sustainability and the bidding process.  An introduction to business practice, legal structure, taxes, marketing, insurance coverage, and overall management strategies will be covered in this series.

·         In order to earn the Contractor & Business Academy Certificate of Completion, participants must attend all sessions.  This series of courses is essential to those business owners who understand their responsibilities and secures and maintains the proper required legal documentation.  An introduction to the construction industry, construction estimation and bidding process, contracts and financials, presentation of bids, and construction safety will all be covered in this series.

 

Accountability and Tracking
Community members will register for the non-credit classes by calling the Project Coordinator in the Health and Public Services Dean’s Office.  All records of attendance will be entered by the Project Coordinator who will work with the Inclusive Contractor Academy leadership to ensure that all requirements are met to earn the industry certificates.

 

Academy Leadership

Armando Salgado, in collaboration with Dr. Stacey Ocander, will oversee the Academy and have the responsibility for the following:

·         Securing instructors

·         Developing curriculum

·         Maintaining records

·         Collaborate with local large businesses on upcoming projects

·         Meet one-on-one with participants to ensure their success in the Academy

·         Evaluate the Academy and report outcomes to key stakeholders

 

This Contractor & Business Series includes topic specific sessions. This series of courses is essential to those business owners wanting to prepare their company for sustainability and the bidding process. Topics for the series include: an introduction to business practice, legal transactions, insurance coverage, overall management, an introduction to the construction industry, construction estimation and bidding process, contracts and financials, presentation of bids and construction safety.

 

COURSE OUTLINE

PRE-BUSINESS EDUCATION

SERIES OBJECTIVES:
At the completion of each session the professional will be able to:


Course Introduction:

·         Understand general business practices(Responsibilities, Risks, & Benefits)

·         Assess their level of knowledge and training to start in the field (Experience)

Legal Transactions:

·         Understand the legalities of owning a business

·         Identify and determine the need for and types of Incorporation – Risks & Benefits (Sole Proprietor, LLC, S Corp, C Corp)

·         Determine the need for a strong understanding of an Employer ID/Taxes

·         Identify types of permits and assess the need for those in their business (City & State)

 Insurance:

·         Explain the different types of insurance:  business, liability, and bond

·         Identify which type of insurance their company must have in order to bid and perform work on jobsites

Management:

·         Become familiar with the ongoing stress of maintaining a successful business

·         Explore marketing ideas (advertising, branding, & presentation)

·         Design a strategic plan for maintaining and paying taxes (personal property tax, sales tax, self-employment tax, income tax ‘personal vs business’)

·         Identify the differences between employees and sub-contractors

 

CLASS STRUCTURE:
Each session will be an interactive opportunity for professionals, instructors and guest speakers to discuss opportunities for building or growing a successful and sustainable business.  Attendees will also attend one review session with the instructor to identify any issues with filing business paperwork.

 

INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION 

SERIES OBJECTIVES:
At the completion of each session the professional will be able to:


1. Introduction to Construction Industry:

·         Understand the specific differences of small to large construction companies

·         Explore sample documents to reference in future course topics

2. Construction Contracts and Financials:

·         Demonstrate how to read contracts, what to look for, and how to interpret contract language

·         Implement a strong knowledge of contract language and apply it to project financials

3. Construction Safety:

·         Explain and demonstrate a strong understanding of OSHA

·         Identify the differences between OSHA 10hr & OSHA 30hr

·         Assess top safety risks and how to avoid them

·         Prepare Safety Planning Materials to be used by their crew at all times

·         Manage and lead workers throughout completion of a job without incidents

4. Construction Estimation & Bidding Process:
     (this session will be hands-on)

·         Understand the overall scope of a job

·         Identify and design a construction estimate/bid including materials, work schedule, costs, etc

5. Presentation of Bids:

·         Prepare and present a bid to project owners

·         Demonstrate what documentation should be included in the bid presentation

·         Practice presentation styles and public speaking abilities

 

CLASS STRUCTURE:
Each session will be an interactive opportunity for professionals, instructors and guest speakers to discuss opportunities for building or growing a successful and sustainable business. 

Notes:

Armando Salgado Adjunct Instructor Phone: 402-216-8309 E-mail: armando@lingodocs.com
Fee: $60.00
Hours:10.00
CEUs:1.00

MCC at Do Space TBA

Date Day Time Location
09/26/2017Tuesday6 PM to 8 PM MCC at Do Space TBA
10/03/2017Tuesday6 PM to 8 PM MCC at Do Space TBA
10/10/2017Tuesday6 PM to 8 PM MCC at Do Space TBA
10/17/2017Tuesday6 PM to 8 PM MCC at Do Space TBA
10/24/2017Tuesday6 PM to 8 PM MCC at Do Space TBA

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