June 23, 2014
Press Releases & News

Dozens of Small Businesses Complete Clark's Strategic Partnership Program

Bethesda, MD – Increased opportunities await the latest graduates of Clark's Strategic Partnership Program in Bethesda, Maryland and Southern California. Forty-four small business owners and executives recently completed the 10-month program, which was offered in Clark's Mid-Atlantic and Western Regions.

Developed in 2006 by Clark, in coordination with the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, the Strategic Partnership Program educates and prepares small business enterprises to work with Clark Construction Group and other large firms. Since its inception, more than 270 participants have completed the program and these companies have been awarded more than $500 million in contracts on Clark projects.

The Strategic Partnership Program consists of weekly courses, supplemented by experiential learning in the field. Clark employees and industry experts work with program participants to review the fundamentals of project management, estimating, purchasing, basic accounting and financial reporting, bonding and insurance requirements, and how to read and understand blueprints. The program culminates with a capstone project requiring teams of students to submit a small business plan and presentation to a team of Clark executives.

This fall, Clark will expand the Strategic Partnership Program to Chicago and San Francisco.