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BUILD UP HOUSTON
Build Up Houston is designed to combine the best of classroom learning with real-world case studies, including the one most important to you: your own business. Construction industry experts, business peers, and instructors provide insights, strategies, motivation, and accountability. It’s an interactive format, where you get the tools, know-how, and confidence to take the next step. Build Up Houston will run from October 2015 until April 2016. For more information, please go to the Build Up Houston Page (http://www.houstontx.gov/builduphouston/)

TURNER SCHOOL OF CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
The City of Houston partners with the Turner Construction Company to offer the “Turner School of Construction Management”. Individuals who complete at least six of the eight classes will receive a certificate of completion. This training program is FREE of charge.

For more than 20 years the City of Houston has partnered with the Turner Construction Company to offer the "Turner School of Construction Management". Individuals who complete at least six of the eight classes will receive a certificate of completion. This training program is FREE of charge.

About the Program: The Turner School of Construction Management is an eight session program designed to enhance the technical and managerial skills of small contractors and entrepreneurs in the construction industry.

INTERAGENCY MENTOR PROTÉGÉ PROGRAM
The City of Houston, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Houston Independent School District, and the Port of Houston Authority teamed together and created the Interagency Mentor Protégé Program (IMPP).  IMPP exists to strengthen effective working relationships and fosters long term stability between the leaders of established companies and emerging historically underutilized businesses. The goals of the IMP Program are to enhance the business skills and broaden the base of historically underutilized businesses by providing the knowledge and experience of established firms.

I'M CERTIFIED, WHAT'S NEXT?
This workshop will cover a range of topics to include an overview of OBO's services, city-wide goals, introduction of the Strategic Purchasing Division, types of solicitations, and certification by the numbers. I'm Certified, What's Next? is free and open to all certified firms.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE

Business Development Manager, Will Norwood, is available to assist certified firms with their business development needs. Please contact Will.Norwood@houstontx.gov for more information.

Please click on the calendar icon below to check out the latest workshops that are being offered by the Office of Business Opportunity and the Houston Business Solutions Center. For more information about Office of Business Opportunity’s Houston Business Solutions Center please visit the webpage by clicking the icon below.

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