I’m taking a course offered through Turner Construction Company. Turner is a well respected nation wide general builder who has been in business since 1902. Their Portland, Oregon office has been building throughout the state since 1979. Turner offers a Construction Management School that is primarily used as an outreach to Emerging Small Businesses, Women Business Enterprises and Minortiy Owned Firms. The course meets twice a week for seven weeks and covers topics ranging from building a business plan to estimating to public works contracting. I’m looking forward to shapening my business skills and building a relationship with Turner Construction so I am able to work successfully as a sub-contractor on their projects as well as others.