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Mentor Protégé Program


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The University of South Florida Office of Supplier Diversity 2024 Mentor Protégé Program actively engages Tampa Bay area small and diverse construction focused subcontractors in a comprehensive training and development program.  We are excited to welcome Skanska USA as our 2024 program partner. This 10-week initiative aims to fortify businesses and enhance their capacity. Participants benefit from instruction provided by USF faculty and staff, Skanska USA and other USF strategic industry experts. 

Program Information:

  • Application Period: May 1, 2024 - June 28, 2024
  • Program Launch Date:  August 1, 2024

Please note: USF will not be accepting direct applicants.  All applicants must be submitted by program partner organizations listed below.  No applications will be accepted after COB, June 28th. Space is limited and 18 firms will be selected from all submitted nominees to participate in the 2024-25 cohort. Applicants will be notified of acceptance the 1st week of July 2024.

Applying for the MPP Program:

Firms interested in applying must complete the USF MPP Application and additionally submit the firms upated capability statement, and State of FL Articles of Incorporation to one of the following community partner organizations:         

Tampa Bay (Avril Stinson)
NAACP - (Yvette Lewis)
Inclusive St. Petersburg - (April Harley)
WBEC FL  - (Nancy Allen)
Prospera - (Fabian Yepez)
Manasota Black Chamber of Commerce - (Tarnisha Cliatt)


2021 Mentor Protege Cohort

2021 Mentor Protégé Program Cohort

Past Program Session Topics:    

  • Environmental Health & Safety                                                
  • Field Management                                        
  • Human Resources                                        
  • Marketing & Business Development       
  • Legal                                                               
  • Project Accounting                                       
  • Project Planning & Preconstruction          
  • Sustainability    
Nia Olgetree Arielle Group at Graduation

Nia Ogletree of Arielle Management Group, LLC at 2021 Mentor Protégé Program Graduation

 The 2021 Mentor Protégé Program cohort included: 

  • AAA Restoration & Builders Team LLC 
  • Angel’s Cleaning Service 
  • Arielle Management Group LLC 
  • DuCon LLC 
  • E&I Mechanical LLC 
  • Evolve Mechanical Services LLC 
  • Len’s Roofing Inc. 
  • Phill’s Home Construction 
  • Samamed Home Improvement LLC 
  • Secure2ware Inc. 
  • WSV Group Inc. 

2022 Mentor Protégé Program cohort included: 

  • BSM Rescreen and Repairs LLC
  • Cablelytics LLC
  • Carter Companies LLC
  • Chosen Industries, LLC
  • Citrus Roll Off Dumpster, LLC
  • Essential Janitorial Solutions
  • Lenox Millennial Cleaning LLC
  • Mary Butler, LLC
  • MJ Renovation Group dba MJ Renovation
  • Optional Solutions, LLC
  • Pinder Construction & Construction Management Services LLC
  • Smiley's Restoration & Painting Services, LLC

The 2023 Mentor Protégé Program cohort included: 

  • AEC Development Partners LLC
  • Cut Ups Lawn Service
  • Gulf Atlantic Engineers, PA
  • id Designs & Co.
  • Innovative Homes & Remodeling Inc.
  • J&B Construction Services USA Inc.
  • Marvis Enterprises Corporation
  • Promise Construction and Repair Solutions, LLC