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Beck School of Construction - Fort Worth

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The City of Fort Worth and The Beck Group, the integrated architecture and construction firm, are launching a new construction program for Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) called The Beck School of Construction Fort Worth.

About the school

Classes will start on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, and will be held from 4-6 p.m. at the Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway in Fort Worth.

Program participants will be required to attend class sessions over a period of nine months in order to graduate from the program.

Classes will be held on Thursday evenings, one evening per month, February through October. A graduation ceremony will be scheduled in early November.

  • Class 1: Thursday, Feb. 20 - Program Introduction + Marketing and Business Development
  • Class 2: Thursday, March 19 - Bids and Proposals
  • Class 3: Thursday, April 16 - Preconstruction, Estimating, Scheduling and Logistics
  • Class 4: Thursday, May 21 - Bonding and Insurance
  • Class 5: Thursday, June 18 - Jobsite Visit (Location TBD)*
  • Class 6: Thursday, July 16 - Prefabrication 101 at Factory Blue, 4395 Diplomacy Rd., Fort Worth, TX 76104
  • Class 7: Thursday, Aug. 20 - Project Management
  • Class 8: Thursday, Sep. 17 - Safety
  • Class 9: Thursday, Oct. 15 - Accounting
  • Graduation: Tuesday, Nov. 3 - Fort Worth City Hall, 200 Texas St.


Applications for the program will be accepted until Jan. 24, 2020.

  1. Business must be certified as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) by the Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council (DFWMSDC) or the North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (NCTRCA).
  2. The business must have been in operation for one to ten years and have an annual gross revenue of $100,000 or more.
  3. Business must provide construction services or construction-related services.
  4. Business must be located within the area’s six-county marketplace: Tarrant, Dallas, Denton, Johnson, Parker and Wise counties.
  5. Applicants must submit a completed application by the deadline of 5 p.m. January 24, 2020.

For more information about the Beck School of Construction, email the Office of Business Diversity or call (817) 392-2674.


Strategic Development & Revitalization
1150 South Freeway, Suite 106
Fort Worth, TX 76104
817-392-6021 (phone)
817-392-6031 (fax)

Office of Small Business
1150 South Freeway, Suite 106
Fort Worth, TX 76104
817-392-2622 (phone)
817-392-6031 (fax)

Office of Business Diversity
1150 South Freeway, Suite 144
Fort Worth, TX 76104
817-392-2674 (phone)
817-392-2681 (fax)

Robert Sturns

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Certification Training for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises: 6 p.m. April 14, 2020; Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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Online Vendor Informational Forum for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises: 11:30 a.m. May 14, 2020; Online.
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