About NAMC University
At the National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC), we exist to build our members contract administration and project management skills by teaching a series of technical trainings in partnership with Colas, Kiewit, Raimore, AGC Association, Hoffman and Andersen Construction companies, Propel Insurance, SAIF and Sundt; customized to meet the small business owner's needs.
The partners and stake holders in this venture have made a commitment to support and train up NAMC members to prepare them to potentially apply for some of the upcoming construction bid projects being awarded. Participating in these trainings will better prepare each member that gets involved. Participating minority contractors will be a part of the branded NAMC University.
Established in 2007, NAMC-Oregon is the local affiliate of the National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC). The NAMC is a nonprofit trade association founded in 1969 to address the needs and concerns of minority contractors. Though membership is open to people of all races and ethnic backgrounds, the organization’s mandate, “Building Bridges—Crossing Barriers,” focuses on construction industry issues common to African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinx Americans, and Native Americans.
NAMC - Oregon, Mission & Vision
NAMC MISSION: Advocate and support BIPOC-owned businesses by optimizing project participation and providing business development through education and training.
NAMC VISION: Grow the power of NAMC-OR to secure its vision of an Oregon that has fair and equitable contracting with profitable BIPOC-owned businesses and a sustainable diverse workforce.
What Makes Us Unique
NAMC University Team
Engage online or in-person with dynamic industry leaders and facilitators whose business accomplishments, passion and first-hand experience bring contracting topics to life.
At NAMC University, we take our course curriculum beyond textbook theory. We have relationships with the best subject matter experts and relay time-tested best practices from the Oregon construction industry.
Explore the business operations of industry leaders in action, and learn how their experiences can be adapted and applied to your organization - no matter how large or small.
“At NAMC we seek to improve the awareness, capacity, and skills of certified BIPOC owned businesses to achieve economic independence and entrepreneurial success, and create a more diverse workforce,”
Executive Director, Nate McCoy
Education & Training
Support membership knowledge of current construction principles, techniques and industry trends. Basic business development and issues with financial literacy, bonding, compliance, bidding and recordkeeping are some areas of focus with our technical assistance arm, MCIP who provides these ongoing services.
Prioritize business development concerns
Monthly training and educational programs
Publication of business development opportunities in NAMC newsletter
Public/private collaboration on business development programs (i.e. PCDP and consultant services)
Performance monitoring and required attendance at education & training sessions