The Wake Tech Contractors Academy is a 10-week training program specifically for small, minority- and women-owned businesses in Wake County interested in pursuing contracting opportunities. The program will help participants develop their business to increase capacity and compete at a higher level in the public sector. Participants will network with industry leaders and learn from industry experts.
The academy is a collaboration between Wake Tech's HUB Program, Entrepreneurship Initiatives and Small Business Center, along with the Wake County Public School System HUB Program and a number of community and corporate partners.
What do the classes cover?
Contracting – The Essentials and Negotiation
Develop a Growth Strategy for Contracting in the Public Sector
Understanding Market Research
The Value of Networking
Supply Chain Management
Money Management and the Cost of Doing Business
In business for at least three years
Filed tax returns under your business
Have an interest in pursuing public sector contracts
Reside in or have a business in Wake County
Sell a good or service commonly purchased by public agencies at a competitive price, such as facilities and construction; industrial products and services; janitorial or security services; plywood and lumber; information technology; and transportation and logistics services.