Strategic Partnership Program
The application process for Clark's 2019-2020 Strategic Partnership Program is now closed. To apply for the 2020-2021 program, please click here to complete our online application. You will be notified on the status of your application by August 2020.
Through our Strategic Partnership Program, business owners learn core construction management and business skills from experienced industry experts. Taught by a team of seasoned Clark professionals and outside guest lecturers, the ten-month program is offered at no cost to small business owners.
From bidding and bonding to estimating, scheduling, and project management, the program delivers the technical training and professional development that small businesses need to realize their business objectives and confidently compete for new opportunities.
The success of the Strategic Partnership Program is evidenced in the relationships that have evolved from it — and the national recognition we've received for it. Since its inception in 2006, more than 700 small business owners have matriculated through the program. Many graduates have established valuable mentor-protégé relationships with larger subcontracting firms.
The Strategic Partnership Program curriculum is currently offered at Clark's headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland, as well as our offices in Chicago, Illinois; Southern and Northern California; and Seattle, Washington. In addition, condensed versions of the program are offered on a number of our jobsites across the country.
Please note, by completing the Strategic Partnership Program you are not guaranteed a contract with Clark.
Building Capacity Through Mentoring
Through our participation in the General Services Administration’s Mentor-Protégé Program, Clark is helping several small business partners attain new levels of success. This rigorous, three-year program combines formal classroom training, monthly seminars, and hands-on learning. Working side-by-side with our partners, we provide real-time training in project management, budgeting, estimating, purchasing, and risk management.
Since the program’s inception in 2009, Clark has been selected by GSA to mentor four businesses on both coasts.