May 24 • 1 min read

On May 18, The Temple Small Business Development (SBDC) Construction Management Series graduates, families, teachers, and staff gathered to celebrate the conclusion of the nine month series. The students spent nearly every Saturday in a classroom learning and developing skills practiced by industry professionals. Some topics included: blue-print reading, OSHA regulations, quantity take-off & cost estimating, project scheduling & budgeting, accounting, law, and insurance & bonding.

The final step in fulfilling the certificate requirements is the group presentation. Teams of students were required to create a job site proposal, requiring them to utilize all their skills developed throughout the course. The six groups presented and competed in front of an audience and judges; our director Maura Shenker, lead instructor Chidi Uzoije, business consultant Varma Mitchell, and International business consultant Darlene Atta.

After presentations, attendees gathered Alter Hall for a catered lunch before commencement. This year we were privileged to have Angelo R. Perryman as our keynote speaker. He is the second generation President and Chief Executive Officer of Perryman Building and Construction Services, Inc. a construction management firm based in Philadelphia.

Perryman’s journey into entrepreneurship is the result of more than thirty years experience as a superintendent, project manager and construction manager from two “Top 15” international construction firms.

The Temple SBDC thanks Mr. Perryman for being the keynote speaker and bringing his testimonial to the students. Additional gratitude is extended to Mr. Chidi Uzoije and the rest of the instructors for bringing their industry knowledge in their specific topics.

For anyone interested in learning more about the Construction Management Certificate or enrolling for next year, please feel free to contact us (Email:, Phone: (215) 204-3856). Classes run from August to May on Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm.

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