Prince George’s County Education & Community Partners Launch Blueprint Schools Mentor Protégé Program

Prince George’s County Education & Community Partners Launch Blueprint Schools Mentor Protégé Program

The Prince George’s County Education & Community Partners in conjunction with Prince George’s County Public School system is pleased to announce the launching of the Blueprint Schools Mentor Protégé Program. The 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. 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 breakout groups, where participants engage with Gilbane team members from Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia to cover any local topics or concerns and answer questions.

Session Topics will include: 

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

Additionally, participants will learn how to do business with the County’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The 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).

Click here to apply for the Fall 2021 session