Mentor Protégé Program

Our Mentor Protégé Program

The Prince George’s County Blueprint Schools Mentor Protégé Program provides minority and county based businesses an opportunity to develop and broaden their industry skills and knowledge, while also gaining first-hand insight on working with Gilbane in the Washington metropolitan region.

  • Session Topics Include:

    • Introduction to Gilbane/Prequalification
    • Winning Work
    • Managing for Success
    • Mitigating Risk
    • Developing Financial Strength 
    • Leveraging Technology
    • Business Development & Networking

While there are existing business training programs out there, our program focuses on the practical; what do you need to do to work with Gilbane and complete our projects successfully?


Through eight, two-hour weekly sessions led by Gilbane and other subject matter experts, participants develop relationships through knowledge sharing centered around topics such as estimating, accounting, insurance, and business development


Each session is split into two parts; the first hour is devoted to educating the participants on the scheduled topic from a national perspective. The second hour is dedicated to regional breakout groups, where participants engage with Gilbane team members from their region to cover any local topics or concerns and answer questions.


Additionally, participants will learn how to do business with the County’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is the plan of the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Education to fund capital projects during the fiscal year covered by the capital budget and the succeeding five fiscal years. Through the CIP, educational facilities are planned, designed, renovated and constructed based on the prioritization of needs established in the Educational Facility Master Plan (EFMP).