The Small Business Training Program is a creative fusion of final designers, engineers and administrators, working together with small businesses in a mentor/coach environment. This collaboration promotes business growth in three ways:
- Helps small businesses showcase and build their technical capabilities.
- Helps them gain real contract experience by working alongside prime contractors on the I-94 Advanced Bridges project.
- Helps small businesses leverage this experience to meet prequalification standards for future MDOT design and construction contracts.
Recent graduates, mentors and other participants share their views about this innovative program that helps to “level the playing field” for small businesses: