8-Week Training Program Kicks Off for MWBE Design and Construction Firms – Metro US

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Recently, twenty small businesses started their first session of the ‘Rebuild Ready’ training program for 2020.

The local twenty design and construction businesses will be looking to gain new skills to rebuild projects, according to a press release. The Rebuild Ready program was made possible by the Philadelphia Beverage Tax. Rebuild Ready is a citywide investment to improve rec centers, neighborhood parks and libraries.

“There is an incredibly talented pool of small, diverse contractors in Philadelphia,” Rebuild Ready Executive Director Kira Strong said in a press release.

Strong continued, “As Rebuild looks to expand the number of minority and women contractors working with the City, it is incumbent on us to encourage more small businesses to consider bidding for Rebuild Ready contracts. Rebuild Ready offers diverse Philadelphia firms the specific skills they need to bid for and win work on Rebuild and other City contracts.”

The program launched in May 2019, and since then, 43 local businesses have graduated from the program with …