Sessions generally follow this curriculum.  Future sessions may include additional topics.

Session 1
Introduction to procurement processes & bid requirements for public-sector projects -- Subject matter experts will provide information and strategies contractors can use to successfully access public sector and energy efficiency contracts.  This will include a Green Infrastructure overview from the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District.

Session 2
Accessing capital -- Subject matter experts will provide practical steps contractors can use to access working capital for project mobilization, equipment and supplies.  Representatives from JP Morgan Chase, the Minority Business Development Center (MBAC), Hebrew Free Loan Association, Economic Community Development Institute (ECDI) and others will be available to provide insight and answer questions.

Session 3 - Track 1
Green Building Basics and How to Bid on Energy Efficiency Projects - Representatives from the business community will introduce green building basics; address why sustainability in construction is important; and discuss green rating systems.  Participants will also learn about contractor certifications and strategies for successfully bidding on energy efficiency jobs.

Session 3 - Track 2
How to Bid on Storm Water Management and Green Infrastructure Projects - Representatives from the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District and other professionals will introduce storm water management and green infrastructure basics.  They will also discuss how interested professionals can become more skilled in storm water management, maintaining green infrastructure and urban forestry.

Session 4 
Community Benefit Agreements (CBAs) and Public Works Projects — Industry insiders will provide insight and answer questions regarding Community Benefit Agreements (CBAs) and public works projects.  They will also provide practical strategies and best practices for getting public works projects focused on energy efficiency, stormwater management and green infrastructure.

Session 5
Labor compliance (e.g. certified payroll), LCP Tracker software -- LCP Tracker Software offers high-quality solutions and support and is a time-tested and reliable option for labor compliance reporting.  Benefits of using the LCP Tracker labor compliance software include: reduced audit risk; increased administrative efficiencies; world-class data security; a trusted industry authority; and seamless data submission capabilities.  During this session, participants will learn how to access this valuable tool.

Session 6 
Worker and site safety programs -- Representative(s) from OSHA will provide an overview of worker and site safety in the energy efficiency, stormwater management and green infrastructure spaces.  They will also answer questions and provide information on available resources. 

Session 7
Completion Ceremony

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