Training Programs

Managing Growth®

Contact: Paola Camargo, 212-268-4933, Fax 212-268-7509,

Managing Growth® is a classroom program that provides courses enabling both novice and experienced S/M/W/DBE owners and employees to learn the ins and outs of how to successfully operate their businesses.  Courses are structured to focus on practical approaches to problems frequently encountered in construction and associated industries. The three core areas are business, management, computer business applications, and OSHA Safety Training Certificate courses. Most courses are underwritten by our public sector clients, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and NJ TRANSIT.

Construction Management Certificate Program

This innovative program, sponsored by The Port Authority of NY and NJ, leads to a Certificate of Construction Management and qualification for continuing education hours (New York State Approval #C01420) and New Jersey credits. This program presents and discusses management of construction projects in the field. The coursework is designed for contractors, engineers, designers, and others in the construction industry. The course covers the fundamentals of construction management including materials and methods, blueprint reading, construction costs and estimating, project scheduling & contract administration.

List of Construction Courses

  • Fundamentals of Mechanical, Electrical Plumbing Systems for Buildings
  • Blueprint Reading & Construction Drawings
  • Construction Cost Estimating
  • Fundamentals of LEEDs
  • Managing Small Scale Construction Projects
  • Construction Contract Law
  • Materials & Methods
  • Contract Administration
  • Project Scheduling

See Calendar Page for current courses, applications and payment information

Business Course Offerings

  • Financial Management
  • Financial Strategies and Obtaining Financing  
  • Project Management
  • Developing Marketing Plans and Techniques for Today’s Changing Economy
  • Understanding Your Company's Financial Statements

Computer Courses

The Regional Alliance offers computer courses and workshops are also underwritten by our clients to assist S/M/W/DBEs to become more effective and efficient in operating their businesses. Typical courses offered include:

  • Primavera
  • MS Word, Level I and II
  • MS Excel, Level I and II
  • MS Power Point,
  • QuickBooks, Level I and II
  • MS Project Level I and II

The computer courses are one-day courses for the various experience levels. For example, MS Excel Level I and II are one day Introductory and MS Intermediate classes. Courses may be held at the Regional Alliance's New York City offices or at our clients' offices if computer training rooms are available.

OSHA – 30 – Hour Course

This OSHA approved course is specifically designed for safety directors, foremen, field supervisors, and other personnel responsible for construction activities with a focus on construction safety. Participants learn the requirements of OSHA Standards and construction work practices. Completed information is provided on OSHA compliance issue and is designed to help recognize safety hazards on the job. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a U.S. Department of Labor OSHA construction safety and health 30-hour course completion card. 

OSHA 3-in-1 Safety Program

OSHA 10-hour program provides a variety of construction safety and health training, covered by OSHA 29 CTR 1926, to construction workers, foremen, job supervisors, and anyone else involved in the construction industry. Workers must receive additional training when required by OSHA standards, on the specific hazards of the job. Training will emphasize Hazard Identification, Avoidance, Control and Prevention, Monitoring Project.

4-Hour Supported Scaffolding course complies with the training requirements of the NYC Department of Buildings Local Law 52. This law requires that every worker who will work from, on or use a supported scaffold shall complete this course. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a scaffold user certificate from an OSHA certified provider.

OSHA Fall Protection Course, important topics covered in this course include OSHA Standards and NYC Regulatory requirements, general protection concepts; walking/working surfaces; guardrail systems; safety nets; personal fall arrest systems and positioning devices; fall protection equipment- anchor systems; snap hooks; lanyards; lifelines; rope grabs; winches/tripods; protection from falling objects; ladder safety-general requirements; fixed & portable ladders; working over or near water; planning and monitoring; scaffolding safety awareness and demonstration; and exercises on the wearing of fall protection equipment.

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