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Beck School of Construction returns for a second year, applications now open

Posted Jan. 9, 2020

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Beck School of Construction graduates spend eight months growing their industry knowledge and gaining valuable insight into various elements of construction.

The City of Fort Worth and The Beck Group, an integrated architecture and construction firm, are now accepting applications for the second year of the Beck School of Construction, a program that will help Minority Business Enterprises increase their industry knowledge and become more competitive in bidding on area construction projects.

During this nine-month program, participants will be expected to attend a class from 4-6 p.m. on one Thursday evening each month. The first class will take place Feb. 20.

The inaugural class of the Beck School of Construction contained 15 students, who graduated in November 2019.

Get involved

In order to be eligible for the Beck School of Construction, applicants must meet these criteria:

  • Their business must be certified as a Minority Business Enterprise by either the Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council or the North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency.
  • Their business must have been in operation between one and 10 years, and should have an annual gross revenue of $100,000 or more.
  • Their business must provide construction services or construction-related services.
  • Their business must be located in the area’s six-county marketplace: Tarrant, Dallas, Denton, Johnson, Parker and Wise counties.

Those interested can learn more about class dates and times, and apply for the 2020 program on the Beck School of Construction page.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. Jan. 24.

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