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1 Workforce and Business Development Resources Utilize local businesses and workers reflective of the diversity of the region via pre-apprentice training, internships, business capacity building, and engineering and construction management training. 1 Managed by MMSD with partial funding from City of Milwaukee DPW

2 Business Development Program Prism Technical ext.108 Keesha Sutton-Jones 26 firms were awarded contracts or 23% of the 111 graduating firms from 2005 to District contracts were awarded and totaled $5,428,082 2

3 Capacity Building Modules Project management Risk management Financial management Professional management Marketing Government Tax Specific topics Include: Budgeting & profit planning Access to capital Increasing bonding capacity The art of negotiation 3 Access to one-on-one coaching and mentoring following completion of the modules!!!

4 Construction and Engineering Management Program Bloom Companies Harry Farchmin 4

5 Engineering and Construction Management Modules Contractor Module Estimate for work Cash flow Quality assurance and checking Invoicing and getting paid Technical management Consultant Module Preparing a winning Proposal Partnering and teaming Identifying opportunities 5 Access to one-on-one coaching following completion of the modules!!!

6 RISE: External Internship Program Prism Technical Management (414) Ext. 108 Keesha Jones-Sutton 35 college students who graduated from local high schools and are now studying engineering and construction management have been placed at internships with District contractors and consultants 6

7 Pre-Apprenticeship Program WRTP / BIG STEP John Anderson (414) local apprentices who attended pre-apprentice training via WRTP/BIGSTEP performed over 30,000 hours on District construction projects

8 Workforce & Business Development Program Pete Coffaro Business and Community Engagement Manager Business-Development.aspx 8 Schedules and sign-up information can be found on the District’s procurement web site

9 QUESTIONS? 9


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