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Students in the Turner School of Construction Management

Turner School of Construction Management Serves Veterans

Company honors service members with veterans-only access to school

Turner Construction Co. recently hosted a special session of its Turner School of Construction Management

David Holland, project executive for Turner Construction Co.

specifically for veterans and veteran businesses. The four-day session was held at Turner’s corporate office in San Diego. Classes were taught by company staff and community partners. The San Diego office is the only business unit nationwide to host three school sessions.  The sessions also occur every spring and fall in partnership with the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority.

The school is a series of classes available to any company or individual in any segment of the construction industry, and is designed to educate subcontractors on the industry’s newest technology and best practices.  Turner’s training program began in 1969 in Cleveland, Ohio.  Since its inception, the training has taken place in 70 cities, and over 32,000 businesses have taken the classes.  The classes are lead by community leaders and Turner executives who focus on specific aspects of the construction industry such as estimating, purchasing, logistics, finances, insurance and bonding.

Vera Howell, Community affairs director for Turner Construction Co. at the Turner School of Construction Management.

I was truly impressed with the Turner staff and their genuine commitment to veterans,” said school student Robert Ledferd, market director for SOS Tradesmen. I hope that in the future I will have the opportunity to sponsor this program.”

Vera Howell, community affairs director for Turner, says, “We have a excellent panel of presenters to teach industry best practices in virtually all areas of construction,” said Vera Howell, community affairs director for Turner. “We are especially excited to offer this quality program to veterans.  They give so much to our country, and this is one small way we can show our appreciation and give back to them.”

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