Procore partnership to provide training and education to minorities
By Jenny LescohierDecember 08, 2020
Procore Technologies, a global supplier of construction management software, has partnered with the US Minority Contractors Association (USMCA) to provide members with free Procore product training, educational resources and a discounted buying program for the Procore platform.
“By partnering with Procore, we are empowering USMCA members to benefit from a host of resources that will give them a competitive edge,” said Larry S. Bullock, president and CEO of the USMCA. “This partnership gives our members access to the latest and greatest construction technology and educational resources.”
Shawn P. Phillips, director of virtual design and construction at FH Paschen, a Procore customer and consultant for USMCA, said, “We provide technology training to our subcontractors, clients, and partners in order to make the overall process run smoothly from cradle to grave. Having all vested parties be knowledgeable about a complete platform like Procore reduces confusion and enables stronger, more reliable communication between project teams.”
Procore supports nonprofits and educational organizations dedicated to serving underrepresented communities as part of the company’s inclusion and diversity (I&D) initiatives. Procore.org works to advance the construction industry through advocacy, education, and technology. Through I&D and Women in Construction initiatives, Procore.org is promoting efforts to make the construction industry a global leader in workforce equality.
“Giving minority contractors access to Procore’s technology and training is a critical component of advancing the construction industry,” Sasha Reed, head of procore.org, said. ”In partnering with USMCA, we hope to equip minority business leaders with the technology and expertise they need to not only compete, but thrive.”