First cohort of Builders Blueprint Program to graduate Thursday

The program gave participants financial guidance and access to funds needed to apply for a general contracting license.

Chattanooga, Tenn. (April 11, 2024) – Members of the media are invited to attend the graduation ceremony for the first cohort of the Builders Blueprint Program, a program intended to lower barriers to entry for individuals hoping to pursue a career in general contracting. The ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. ET at the Construction Career Center.

Made possible by the City of Chattanooga’s participation with the Southern Cities for Economic Inclusion (SCEI) initiative through the National League of Cities, in partnership with the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, Pathway Lending, and Tech Goes Home, the Builder’s Blueprint Program provides the education, training, and resources to community members wishing to become general contractors, but are otherwise deterred by state requirements to obtain their licenses.


Gerald Toney, Robert North, Theodore Sanders, Jonnel Ward, Tony King


Graduation of the first cohort of the Builders Blueprint Program


Construction Career Center (2225 Roanoke Avenue)


Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. ET