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Trump faces crisis with top government officials

Published on Jul 22, 2017

The unexpected resignation of Sean Spicer, White House press secretary, prompted a new political rematch within the Trump Administration.

The Donald Trump Administration is undergoing an internal crisis. To the discomfort provoked by his declarations with respect to his Secretary of Justice, Jeff Sessions, is added the resignation of his spokesman Sean Spicer, considered one of the architects of his campaign; Who decided to dissociate himself from the government when he learned that Trump was going to appoint Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.

Scaramucci, a Wall Street-bound millionaire and fervent admirer of Trump was named White House Communications Director and Sarah Hukabee Sanders, will be the one to replace Spicer in the role of press secretary.

A Historic Series of Construction Training Programs

For the first time in its long and fabled history, the Carlos Rosario International Charter School (CRICS) is presenting a series of workshops, seminars and trainings related to construction. In collaboration with DC Metro Hispanic Contractors Association (MDCHCA), Turner Construction and the Latino Safety Professionals Association (LSP), DC's nationally acclaimed Adult Education Center with a large minority and Hispanic student population has agreed to host the following programs:

                        - On Tuesday evening, June 13th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, a two hour panel on "How to Succeed in Construction".

                        - This workshop will be followed in July by a ten hour OSHA training conducted on 4 evenings from July 24 thru 27, 6:30 to 9 pm. Space for this 4 part seminar is limited and costs $40. Successful attendance results in an OSHA certificate and increased opportunities for employment in the construction sector.

                                    - Turner Construction is partnering with CRICS to produce a bi-lingual pilot program of its storied Construction Management Certificate program. This program will inaugurate on September 12 and will consist of 4 sessions, every Tuesday evening until October 3rd.

                        - The Rosario School together with MDCHCA have also committed to producing a Construction Expo in the Fall of 2017.

            The "How to Succeed in Construction" Workshop will be led by 4 distinguished entrepreneurs in the field. MDCHCA President, Edwin Villegas, owner of Winmar Construction based in the District, will relate his experiences in building one of the most successful local Hispanic owned construction firms. Margarita Dilone, owner of Crystal Insurance and incoming Chair of the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, will discuss the financial challenges of insuring and maintaining a small business in construction and Bryan Short, a lawyer from the Montgomery & Fazzone law firm who represents numerous general contractors will address the legal challenges of keeping a small construction business afloat. Rounding out this distinguished group is Jorge Otalora, President of the LSP Association.

            The "Safety in Construction" Training will be conducted Monday through Thursday, July 24th to 27th, and will consist of 4 sessions 6:30 to 9 pm at the Rosario School. Classes will be conducted by Jorge Otalora and Jerry Rivera, leaders of the LSP Association. Jorge is a bilingual safety professional with over 14 years in the construction sector. He works for Hoar Construction in their recently opened DC division as Safety Director. He is currently a Member of ASSE(American Society of Safety Engineers), where he serves as Secretary of SPALW (Safety Professionals and the Latino Workforce). He's also Vice Chair of the ABC-VA safety Council.

            Turner Construction has celebrated their famed Construction Management Academy for over 24 years now. For the first time Turner will collaborate with the Rosario School and MDCHCA to create a four session pilot of their academy in a Bi-lingual format. Seminars will be conducted by Spanish speaking experts and construction concepts will be explained in both languages in this unique and challenging way. The seminars will cover basic concepts such as bonding ('fianza de garantia'), workman's compensation ('indemnización al trabajador') and sealed bids ('ofertas sellada'). The classes will be presented at various levels to appeal to small, beginning contractors as well as more advanced concepts for larger more well organized firms.

            The final activity of this the first integrated construction training program created by the Rosario/Hispanic Contractors partnership is a 'Construction Expo'; a 6 hour business fair that includes live stage presentations, booths and workforce development information on the grounds of the Rosario School and with the participation of General Contractors, Construction Professionals and Workforce Development programs. It is designed to provide a showcase for our network of large and small firms as well as introducing those aspiring to a career in the construction industry a chance to see and meet important personalities in the local construction and job training sectors.

More information on these programs can be obtained by contacting Raul Medrano, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 202-797-4700 ext.235 or Jose Sueiro, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 202-203-0120

Free Workshop Sponsored by Metro DCHC & the Rosario School

On Tuesday, June 13th at 6:30 pm, onstage in the Auditorium at the Carlos Rosario International Charter School (CRICC), 1100 Harvard St. NW, an extraordinary workshop will be held to support construction entrepreneurs and workers in their efforts to build successful, prosperous and well run construction firms. Free and open to the public, this forum features four highly successful panelists who will share their knowledge of the industry and provide important information regarding the challenges facing the construction industry.

            Sponsored by DC Metro Hispanic Contractors Association (MDCHCA) and the CRICC in collaboration with the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GWHCC) and the Latino Safety Professionals (LSP) this event is planned to support and encourage the growth of small Hispanic, Minority and Immigrant owned businesses in the Washington Metropolitan Area.

            The four panelists who have graciously donated their time for this remarkable session are:

The owner and CEO of Crystal Insurance, Margarita Dilone, with more than 25 years of experience in liability insurance, workman's compensation and bonding will speak about the financial challenges to managing a construction firm. Ms. Dilone is the incoming Chair of the GWHCC Board and a lifelong leader in the local Hispanic community.

Jorge Otalora is the President of the Latino Safety Professionals and a highly regarded Safety Director with HOAR Construction. Jorge will speak about the importance of integrating safety features into construction site plans and how a well run worksite cuts down on overhead and accidents to create a more successful contractor. More than 60% of worksite accidents occur to Hispanic workers, thus making Mr. Otalora's message that much more urgent.

A partner at Montgomery & Fazzone and representative to various large General Contractors, Bryan Short has dealt with the hazards of unplanned and unprotected growth in companies who then find themselves in a bind and hamstrung because of lack of legal and financial planning. With international and multi-cultural experience as well Mr. Short can speak to the pitfalls and unexpected outcomes of poor legal advice.

President of Metro DC Hispanic Contractors Assoc., Edwin Villegas runs a successful General Contractor, Winmar Construction, out of his offices in Georgetown DC and Miami Fl. With a degree in Construction Management from Villanova University, a sharp mind and a quick tongue, Edwin is ideal for a workshop of this nature due to his generous spirit and affinity with young entrepreneurs.

            This hands on, interactive workshop is the first in a series at the Rosario School that includes an OSHA-10 training in July, a bi-lingual four part pilot Construction Management training program in September, and a 6 hour Construction Expo in October. The Metro DC Hispanic Contractors Association is also holding its "2nd Annual Diversity in Construction Reception" on October 5th, 2017.

            For further details of these programs contact Raul Medrano at 797-4700 or Jose Sueiro 202-203-0120 or go to our website www.dchispaniccontractors.com.

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