• Construction Courses Starting in 2024 – Enroll Today!

    ​Unlock new opportunities for professional development with the NC Local Technical Assistance Program's exciting lineup of training courses in 2024.

    Whether you're enhancing your skills or aiming for certification, our courses are designed to meet your needs. Explore our comprehensive course offerings by visiting the training calendar at: https://itre.ncsu.edu/training/ltap-training.

    For inquiries about how you could possibly attend these classes for FREE, please contact NCDOT's Office of Civil Rights Business Opportunity and Workforce Development Office at BOWD@ncdot.gov or 984-236-1234.

    Highlighted Training:

    Reducing Roadway Departure Crashes

    • Date: May 14
    • Location: Raleigh
    • Cost: $150

    Basic Work Zone Installer

    • Date: May 21
    • Location: Havelock
    • Cost: $150

    Work Zone Traffic Control Supervisor Recertification

    • Date: May 23
    • Location: Havelock
    • Cost: $175

    Confined Space & Lockout/Tagout

    • Date: June 5
    • Location: Raleigh
    • Cost: $175

    Stormwater Hydrology 

    • Date: June 6
    • Location: Raleigh
    • Cost: $150

    Asphalt Pavement Maintenace 

    • Date: June 7
    • Location: Highpoint 
    • Cost: $150

    Management Techniques for Experienced Supervisors

    • Date: June 11
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 1-3 p.m. 
    • Cost: $100

    Visit the website for detailed course descriptions. Don't miss the opportunity to advance our skills and boost your career. ENROLL TODAY!​

  • Certification Orientation Workshops

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation Office of Civil Rights office will host certification orientation workshops for disadvantaged business enterprises, small business enterprises and small professional services firms. The workshops will be held from 1–2:30 p.m., May 13. June 10 and July 8. 

    The monthly workshops will:

    • Explain how to do business with NCDOT and prime contractors
    • Describe the prequalification process
    • Review various contracting opportunities
    • Demonstrate how to navigate NCDOT's website
    • Explain advantages of certifications

    To register, click the date below that you would like to attend.

    1. ​​Lunch & Learn Webinar: Marketing 101 - 05/14/24

       


    2. Lunch & Learn Webinar: Navigating the NCDOT Connect Website - 05/15/24
       

  • Webinar Understanding Intellectual Property Essential Insights for Small Businesses 2024

    The N.C. Department of Transportation's Business Opportunity and Workforce Office hosted a webinar for small businesses on April 24 to help small business owners understand the following:​

    • Types of Intellectual Property (IP)
    • Copyright Protection
    • Trademark Protection
    • Patent Protection
    • Trade Secret Protection
    • Intellectual Property Strategies​
     
  • Small Businesses Invited to “Unlock Your Financial Success: Think Like A Lender” Webinar

    The N.C. Department of Transportation Office of Civil Rights and Thread Capital hosted a webinar for businesses to learn the most important strategies for small business owners seeking loan approvals and financial success.

    The "Unlock Your Financial Success: Think Like A Lender” webinar provided the following information to small business owners:

    • The “6 Cs of Credit” – the keys to financial success
    • How to prepare effective loan applications
    • Lessons on using best practices for a robust financial foundation
    • What lenders seek in borrowers
     
  • Improve the Online Presence for Your Business: Webinar Sessions

    ​The N.C. Department of Transportation is hosting webinar sessions to help business owners improve their marketing tactics, customer service and visibility on the internet.

    The National Institute of Minority Economic Development will provide ways for you to strengthen your business search engine, marketing tactics, and how technology can improve customer service and more.

    April 19: Get Your Local Business on Google Search and Maps

    May 3: Learn the Basics of Google Ads​

 Streamline Your Business with Technology - 9/27/23

 How to Leverage Technology in Your Business - 9/13/23

 Make Your Website Work for Your - 7/12/23

 Establish a Professional Domain, Website & Email for Your Business - 6/21/23

 Launch Your Business with Customer - Focused Marketing - 6/7/23

 Make Better Business Decisions with Analytics - 5/24/23

  • Electric Vehicle Opportunities Webinar - 3/15/23

    ​Federal and state leaders discuss updates regarding the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Program opportunities for electric vehicle providers and installers, minority and rural landowners and more on March 15, 2023.​

  • Greensboro/Randolph County Megasite Incubator Kickoff

    ​This webinar will discuss the upcoming opportunities associated with the construction project Greensboro/Randolph County Road Improvements - U.S. 421 Road Widening and Interchange.

    It will also launch an incubator/mentor protégé program located at the construction site of the Greensboro/Randolph Mega-Site.

    This incubator is designed to increase small, women and minority-owned business participation.​

  • Marketing Webinar for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises

    ​This marketing webinar will provide the following:

    Assist you in identifying your business' unique value proposition (UVP), which is a concise, straight-to-the-point statement about the benefits offered to clients/customers

    Assist you in identifying business points of differentiation, which are key aspects that distinguish products or services from competitors.

    Assist you in developing a :30 or :45 second “Elevator Speech" to summarize your business products or services

    Overall, this webinar will assist and prepare you to become more comfortable, concise, and crisp at promoting your business to potential clients/customers.​

  • Newly Certified Orientation Webinar – August 8, 2022

    ​The N.C. Department of Transportation Office of Civil Rights is hosting a series of Orientation workshops designed for newly certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, Small Business Enterprises, and Small Professional Services firms. 

     We are offering monthly workshops that will:

    • Explain how to do business with NCDOT and prime contractors
    • Describe the prequalification process
    • ​Review various contracting opportunities
    • Demonstrate how to navigate NCDOT's website
    • Explain advantages of certifications
  • Material Escalation Price Adjustment Request Webinar – August 4, 2022

    ​Getting to the Yes: N.C. Department of Transportation staff explains how to submit your request for a material price adjustment.

    North Carolina lawmakers recently allocated funds to assist N.C Department of Transportation contractors who are experiencing impacts of material cost increases.​

  • Electric Vehicle Opportunities Webinar

    ​State and local leaders discuss the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and electric vehicles opportunities for women and minority-owned businesses on June 16, 2022.​​

  • Opportunities Are Knocking: I-95 Project Overview

    ​State and local leaders discussed contracting opportunities, economic development initiatives and how to work with NCDOT on May 25, 2022. NCDOT Office of Civil Rights in partnership with the N.C. Commission of Indian Affairs hosted this event in person and virtually.​

  • Funding, Finance, and the Future of Transportation Infrastructure Webinar Part 3 – March 30, 2022 (This webinar was broadcast in Spanish)

    Local leaders share what the federal infrastructure bill and state budget mean for your business.
  • DBE, SBE, SPSF Newly Certified Orientation Training – Feb. 14, 2022

    This training focuses on how to do business with NCDOT and the advantages of being certified. This video provides an overview of the pre-qualification process, reviews various contracting opportunities, and demonstrates how to navigate NCDOT's connect website.​


  • Funding, Finance, and the Future of Transportation Infrastructure Webinar Part 1 – Dec. 8, 2021

    National and state leaders discuss the federal infrastructure legislative policy and regulatory processes and how it will impact small businesses. ​


  • Funding, Finance, and the Future of Transportation Infrastructure Webinar Part 2 – Feb. 8, 2022

    Local leaders share what the federal infrastructure bill and state budget mean for your business. ​


  • Getting to the Yes: Developing Staying Power – Jan. 27, 2022

    “Getting to the Yes" is a three-part series in collaboration with former veteran DOT employees that focuses on construction fundamentals. This video provides information about prime contractors vs. subcontractors on small projects, effective communication and project documentation.


  • Getting to the Yes: Winning the Work – Dec. 16, 2021

    “Getting to the Yes" is a three-part series in collaboration with former veteran DOT employees that focuses on construction fundamentals. This video provides information about identifying proposals, prime contractors vs. subcontractors, takeoffs/quantities, phasing, sequencing, scheduling, bidding/estimating and bonding requirements.


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