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March 18, 2019

The March 15 issue of OhioMBE features details on ODOT’s 3rd Annual Civil Rights Transportation Symposium. There’s a list on the leadership changes in Columbus City Council. Check out the bid notices, list of upcoming events and collection of small businesses.

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To post a bid notice, email news@OhioMBE.com
Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority

Building Crafts, Inc.
Central Ohio Transit Authority
City of Columbus

The Department of Development has contracting opportunities in the below areas. Please reach out for more information and bidding requirements.

To register for notifications on upcoming bid opportunities, please visit http://vendors.columbus.gov/sites/public.

Columbus City Schools

Columbus City Schools issues solicitations on a regular basis for goods & services related to food, construction, technology, curriculum, & transportation. Interested vendors should periodically check our website at http://www.columbus.k12.oh.us/rfp
Columbus Regional Airport Authority

The Columbus Regional Airport Authority values diversity and inclusion and the impact small and minority-owned firms have on the Central Ohio economy. The Columbus Regional Airport Authority invites you to access the following link: 
https://columbusairports.com/doing-business-with-us/solicitation-opportunities to sign-up for RSS feeds to automatically receive notifications of new bid opportunities and results. Email BusinessDiversity@ColumbusAirports.com for questions about the Diversity Programs at Columbus Regional Airport Authority.
Building Futures is a new program designed to help low-income Franklin County residents pursue careers in the skilled construction trades including electrical work, iron work, carpentry, painting, plumbing and more (complete list below). An apprenticeship is the traditional process for training and educating a worker as a skilled craftsperson. Apprentices complete on-the-job training and education in the classroom and enjoy good wages and benefits, including health insurance and vision and dental coverage.

The 12-week Futures "pre-apprenticeship" program provides you with the skills and trade-specific instruction to enter an apprenticeship. The program lays the foundation you need to build your career in the skilled trades. The first four weeks of the program focus on "soft skills" training, including interpersonal skills, math remediation and financial literacy, followed by several weeks of "hard skills" training, including safety certification and trade-specific instruction, all while receiving a weekly stipend.

Futures also connects you with other supportive services offered by Franklin County by pairing you with a case manager who is there to help address barriers like transportation, housing, child care and more. At the end of the program, you will complete an entrance assessment to progress directly into a paid apprenticeship in a skilled construction trade.

Futures was developed in partnership with the Columbus/Central Ohio and Construction Trades Council, Franklin County Department Of Jobs and Family Services, The Franklin County Board of Commissioners and administered by IMPACT Community Action.
Trade Unions Offering Apprenticeships:
Boilermaker     Electric         Painting    
Bricklayer        Elevator Installer/Repair Pipefitter
Carpentry Flooring Plumbing
Concrete Heavy Equipment Operator    Roofer
Construction         HVAC Sheet Metal Worker
Dry Wall     Iron Work     Welding

If you have additional questions, you can call 614-371-9492 or email lbass@impactca.org

WOSU Podcast on Building Futures: http://stories.wosu.org/rivet/the-barriers/

Marleise K. Wicker, Small Emerging Business Coordinator, 614.525.2293 mkwicker@franklincountyohio.gov

Kokosing Industrial
Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission
Ohio History Connection
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 4:30pm
OhioMBE Networking Reception

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 6:00pm
How to Start a Business @ Zora's House

Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 1:00pm
OhioMBE Procurement Fair, hosted by CMHA

Monday, March 25, 2019 at 9:30am
Jumpstart Your Business Plan for Beauty Entrepreneurs

Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 8:30am
Diverse Women in Tech Summit

Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 6:30pm
Women, Money and Power Seminar

Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 10:00am
BCWN – 4th Annual Mentor Summit
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