A Wilmington program that gives minorities, veterans and small-business owners a boost with their career goals hosts a graduation tonight for 18 participants.
The Wilmington CAPS program (Contractors Assistance Participation Services) is in its third year. It was designed to enhance the technical, administrative and managerial skills of minority and women businesses in order to help them break through the corporate supply chain, obtain contractual opportunities, and build a reputation for efficiently managing construction-related projects. Individuals enrolled in the program gained insights and meaningful tools to help them target their business for quality and growth and develop new, strategic business relationships. Course subjects included construction cost estimating; sales and marketing; insurance and bonding; accounting and banking relations, operational and construction management; safety; field operations; human resources management; and diversity planning. Tuition for the program, which was held once a week at Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Delaware, was $100.
For more information about becoming a partner or participant in the CAPS Training Program for the next training period to begin in September of 2011, contact Loraine Powell-Watson at 302.576.2121, or by email at lwatson@WilmingtonDE.gov, or you may contact Jay Burks at 302.857.4554 or by email at Ljay.firstname.lastname@example.org.