The Minority Contractor’s Training Program is designed to help minority construction businesses start and grow their enterprises. Each participant will learn about the construction industry and how to effectively run a construction business and gain knowledge about procurement certifications and opportunities.
Grambling State University has partnered with the Small Business Administration (SBA), City of Ruston, Louisiana, Crossmark Financial Services, and the Zion Traveler Community Development Corporation. The first of its kind in Lincoln Parish, the initiative is part of the Real Change in Ruston Project that will build 20 new homes for first-time homebuyers on the north side of Ruston, Louisiana. The City of Ruston made a commitment to utilize minority contractors to assist in the construction of the houses. In addition, contractors enrolled in the program will be prepared to participate in the rehabilitation of adjudicated properties throughout the parish.