Largo, Maryland – February 4, 2016 – The Prince George’s County Clean Water Partnership (CWP) is pleased to announce the launch of its Mentor Protégé Program (MPP), identifying eight inaugural Protégés selected for this initiative. The MPP will create a new ecosystem of companies with the capacity to perform high-quality work across the region.
“We are so proud to announce the launch of the Clean Water Partnership’s Mentor Protégé Program,” said Roland L. Jones, Director of the Prince George’s County Office of Central Services. “Prince George’s County is committed to supporting the growth of local, small companies, and the launch of the Clean Water Partnership Mentor Protégé Program is a demonstration of that commitment. This progressive program will provide tremendous development opportunities for Prince George’s County businesses.”
The CWP is a groundbreaking public-private partnership between Prince George’s County and Corvias Solutions to retrofit up to 2,000 acres of impervious surfaces using green infrastructure and drive local economic development by using local, small and minority businesses to build local capacity.
Through the MPP, the Protégés will receive customized business development curriculums designed in accordance with current levels of expertise to better prepare them to bid on work for the CWP, as well as other work within Prince George’s County and the region beyond.
The Protégés, who are all County-based and local small businesses, were selected based on the high-growth potential of their businesses, their willingness to adapt and learn, and their demonstrated commitment to Prince George’s County. The Protégés represent a diverse mix of capabilities, expertise and qualification in an effort to maximize the impact of local capacity growth.
“The Mentor-Protégé program is an exciting addition to the workforce and contractor development services offered by the Clean Water Partnership,” said David Washington, Clean Water Partnership Program Director. “The first cohort of Protégés consists of a diverse group of firms, which will provide an opportunity for each to share their knowledge and experience and learn from one another. As the first cohort, they will also become the standard for the future as the program continues to grow.”
For more information on the Mentor Protégé Program please visit www.thecleanwaterpartnership.com