BRIDGES to Contract Opportunities is a collaborative approach to training small and minority businesses in the construction industry that provides identified contract opportunities and develops capacity building strengths to respond to contract requirements, creates jobs and rebuilds our communities. BRIDGES to Contract Opportunities delivers leadership for a comprehensive approach to contract and procurement opportunities by providing training for businesses and coordinating with job-skills training programs that seek job opportunities for trainees. BRIDGES to Contract Opportunities is designed to bring small and minority businesses into the mainstream of contracting by providing the technical business skills and resources otherwise unavailable and difficult to access. Minority, women and small socially and economically disadvantaged business owners deserve the training, resources, technical assistance, certification, financial and other resources that lead to business growth, job creation and neighborhood stability. BRIDGES to Contract Opportunities provides real training for real contract and procurement opportunities.