2019 Fall Turner School of Construction Management




invites you to Register for

 The Turner School of Construction Management Program

March 19  – May 9, 2019

 being held at :


The San Diego Regional Airport Authority Offices (former Commuter Terminal)

3225 N Harbor Drive

San Diego, CA  92101


All the classes are held at the Airport Authority offices (former Commuter Terminal)-2nd Floor.    

The 2019 Spring Session Turner School of Construction Management Training Program for MBE/WBE/DBE/VETERAN/ and Small construction firms will be presented March 19th, 2019 through May 9th, 2019. 

Turner Construction is extremely pleased that the San Diego Regional Airport Authority has agreed to partner in this program as well as other firms in the construction industry.

Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis with priority consideration given to members of the co-sponsoring organization. There is no cost to participate however, because we normally turn away interested firms, it is important that we have a firm commitment from those who are accepted.  There is a cost for withdrawal after the third class.

Since 1969, Turner has offered Construction Management Training Programs, benefiting hundreds of MBE/WBE/DBE/VETERAN/ and SMALL construction firms across the U.S.  The community affairs initiative was first spearheaded by then chairman Howard Turner who believed that the enhancement of minority and women business development was key in the construction industry.  Turner continues to strongly support the increased representation of MBE/WBE/DBE/VETERAN/ and SMALL construction firms in the industry and has an annual goal of 20 percent utilization of these enterprises in the areas of construction, subcontracting, prime contracting, join venture relationships and goods and services.

The Turner School of Construction Management will begin with a Kick-Off Reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Directions to Kick-Off Reception:  From Harbor Drive, turn right onto Winship Lane along Harbor Drive.  Park in the Commuter Terminal Parking Lot.  (Parking will be validated at the Kick-Off Reception)  Enter the Commuter Terminal, and take the elevator to the 3rd floor.  Turn left off the elevator and continue toward the reception desk.  The Kick-off Reception will be located in the Board Room.


The classes are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. beginning Thursday, March 21st, 2019 through Tuesday, May 7th, 2019.  Classes will be held at the San Diego Regional Airport Authority Offices (former Commuter Terminal)-3225 N Harbor Drive-2nd Floor.  The program will conclude with a Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, May 9th, 2019.


To get registered, participants should please fill out this registration form and scan it back to vhowell@tcco.com.

February 20, 2019 Paul Sherer Website Sponsor


2018 Fall Turner School of Construction Management




invites you to Register for

 The Turner School of Construction Management Program

September 18  – November 8, 2018

 being held at :


The San Diego Regional Airport Authority Offices (former Commuter Terminal)

3225 N Harbor Drive

San Diego, CA  92101



To Register: email your name to Vera Howell at vhowell@tcco.com

March 9, 2018 Maxin Rivera Contract Opportunity,opportunity,Website Sponsor


Part-time MABPA Event Coordinator (15-20 hrs)

Are you the type of person that enjoys meeting new people and wants to be more involved in politics or community leadership? Would planning events with highly respected members of our community interest you? 


The Mexican American Business and Professional Association (MABPA) was founded in 1978 with the mission to promote economic and social prosperity for San Diego’s diverse communities. MABPA maintains contact with a broad section of business, education and political leaders through our monthly luncheons with a focus on informing and connecting our community around relevant issues.


MABPA is looking for a part-time (15-20 hrs) event coordinator who is passionate about serving the community and eager to grow with the organization. This position is uniquely rewarding offering a flexible schedule and the opportunity to meet and get to know leaders in different industries throughout the San Diego region. The ideal candidate is a people person who is well organized, able to multitask and eager to provide support to aid the growth of the organization. This person must be willing to learn and adapt to competing deadlines and shifting priorities.


As MABPA continues to grow, it’s critical we fill this role with a committed individual who is not only looking for a job, but someone whose values and goals are in line with the organization. The ideal candidate would benefit from the flexible work hours, find value in the prestige of their work in the organization, and expect to stay with the MABPA family for a minimum of two years.


If this sounds like the opportunity you have been looking for, please contact Josie Calderon-Scott, President at 619-475-8524. Click the link below to read the full job description including information to apply.

Event Coordinator Job Description_2018

January 3, 2018 Maxin Rivera Employment Opportunity


From the Office of Congressman Scott Peters

Representing: 52nd Congressional District

Areas: San Diego, Coronado, Poway

“Congratulations on your newly redesigned website. As a community wide resource center, this website provides an effective tool for current, and future business owners to work together towards the betterment of San Diego’s diverse community. I look forward to continuing my partnership with with MABPA and welcome all members to contact my office if there is ever an issue we can assist with.”


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Rep. Peters Delivers Harsh Rebuke of GOP Tax Plans on House Floor

Nov 30, 2017 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC– Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to deliver a strong rebuke of the GOP Tax Plan that will balloon the national deficit by $1.5 trillion, fails to give real tax relief to American families who need it most, and will not boost economic growth for our nation. In his speech, he urged real, bipartisan work toward real… Read More

Issues: Growing Our Innovation EconomyJobs & Economy

Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass a resolution that will require all members of the House of Representatives, staff, and interns to undergo anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training. Ever since being elected to office, Rep. Peters and everyone on his staff has been required to complete this training.

Rep. Peters released the following statement:

“This mandated training is long overdue and today’s action sends a clear message that any form of harassment will not be tolerated in Congress,”said Rep. Peters. “Even before it was required, my office has mandated this training simply because it’s the right thing to do and now it will be required for all offices. Next, we must change the ridiculous law that allows members to use taxpayer money to pay for settlements in sexual harassment cases. Congress must set the example with a respectful work environment and zero tolerance policy toward all forms of harassment, discrimination, and abuse.”


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Read this month’s Newsletter 


Follow Congressman Peters on Facebook 


Twitter, Instagram


For information, please visit scottpeters.house.gov.




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From the Office of Congresswoman Susan Davis

Representing California’s 53rd U.S. Congressional District

Susan Davis

Greetings! am pleased to be a part of MABPA’s online community.  This web site serves as an important portal by providing useful information on current issues and events.  I commend MABPA for providing this tremendous resource and for its ongoing work and dedication to promoting economic and social prosperity for our Latino community.



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Nov 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Susan Davis released the following statement on passage of the House Republican Tax Bill.



Nov 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Susan Davis, a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, successfully fought to extend survivor benefits for 63,000 military widows in the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act that passed the House today. These widows will receive approximately $2.8 billion in benefits over the next ten years.


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Follow Congresswoman Davis on Facebook , Twitter


For more information about Congresswoman Davis, visit:  http://www.house.gov/susandavis/


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From the Office of Congressman Juan Vargas

Representing: California’s 51st U.S. Congressional District

Areas: South San Diego County, all of Imperial County and California’s entire US/Mexico border


Nov 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (November 16, 2017)Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) released this statement after House Republicans passed their tax plan, which will raise taxes for 36 million middle class families:

“House Republicans passed a tax proposal that raises taxes on millions of working Americans to pay for tax cuts for the rich and corporations.


Nov 9, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC (November 9, 2017) – Today, Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) and Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-ME) introduced the Wounded Warrior Housing Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 4315), a bipartisan bill that would improve veterans’ access to housing assistance programs.




For more information, please visit https://vargas.house.gov/

November 16, 2017 Maxin Rivera Legislative Report


Zach Schlagel Recognized By San Diego Business Journal

Congratulations to MABPA Executive Member , Zach Schlagel ! Zach was recognized as one of the San Diego Business Journal’s Next Top Business Leaders Under 40. The award was primarily for his work to increase UC San Diego Health’s presence in the South Bay and southeastern San Diego by expanding health care access, providing workforce education and development, and promoting research opportunities. Additionally, they recognized his work on health equality that led to UC San Diego Health being designated as a “Leader” by the Human Rights Campaign’s Health Equality Index. He spearheaded several initiatives to increase our engagement with this community, including the nation’s only hospital-based lighting event to celebrate health equality and our LGBT staff, patients and neighbors. Zach also have been the public face of our proposed Long Range Development Plan for our Hillcrest Health Campus, which will reimagine this hospital and the surrounding campus.

October 12, 2017 Maxin Rivera out and about


Congratulations to Venus Molina! Recipient of SD Padres 6th Annual Comunidad Award

On Saturday, September 23 the San Diego Padres honored MABPA Member Venus Molina as one of the recipients of their 6th annual Comunidad Awards, which recognize and pay tribute to individual’s or organization’s whose work has made a positive impact on those who live and work in San Diego’s Hispanic community. Venus serves as the President of MANA de San Diego, and received a check for $1,000 in recognition for the organizations contribution toward educating youth. Learn more about MANA de San Diego at Manasd.org.


Here’s a short video about their Hermanitas program…

September 28, 2017 Maxin Rivera out and about


From the Office of Assemblywoman Shirley Weber

Press Releases 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Governor Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown has signed legislation authored by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) that seeks to protect residents of long term health facilities by ensuring notices of discharge are sent to the local Long Term Care (LTC) Ombudsman program.

“Complaint investigations of improper, unsafe and illegal discharges are a growing problem all across the state.”  Weber said. “This bill is aimed at providing these residents an extra level of protection by informing the local LTC Ombudsman Program of the discharge.”

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Dr. Weber testifying before the Assembly Elections Committee on AB 801. The bill is currently on the Governor's desk awaiting signature.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Moved from military prison guard to criminal justice reformer

SACRAMENTO- Assembly member Shirley N. Weber has named Chula Vista resident Mark Bartlett as her 79th Assembly District Veteran of the Year. Bartlett, a former soldier who served in Afghanistan, now serves as an advocate for reentry and criminal justice reform.

Friday, June 16, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assembly member Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego), who served on the Joint Legislative Budget Conference Committee, issued the following statement on the state budget agreement passed by California lawmakers Thursday:

For more information about the office of Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, please visit http://asmdc.org/members/a79/

August 15, 2017 Maxin Rivera Legislative Report


Pro-Cal Lighting

MABPA is honored to recognize Pro-Cal Lighting as our Business Spotlight for the month, a family owned business that became the leading lighting expert for the nation’s top Energy Service Companies. Pro-Cal designs and installs beautiful architectural lighting for high profile locations such as the San Diego Convention Center and the Coronado Bridge. They are currently working on designs for color changing lights in San Diego’s most thriving downtown district such as Gaslamp and Little Italy. As Pro-Cal Lighting becomes more involved with the Port of San Diego and its projects on the water, you will see their work change the skyline of San Diego with lights and lighting shows that will be unique to our great city.

Pro-Cal Lighting’s History

At the end of 2014 Anthony Morales and Brian Morales (father and son) created a family owned business and took on their first large project with the Los Angeles Unified School District. Although the company experienced several growing pains, Pro-Cal Lighting excelled at servicing its clients through quick responses and qualified team members who added additional value to their clients. The company has doubled in revenues year after year and through a successful relationship contracting with SDG&E as a Minority Owned Business Enterprise, Pro-Cal Lighting has participated on projects in access of 10 Million dollars and has become the leading lighting contractor for our nation’s military locations. Pro-Cal Lighting is proud to be a part of the nation’s reinvestment through energy efficiency installations in our federal, state, and local municipal infrastructures.

About the Owner

Brian Morales began his career in the electrical industry at the age of twenty-one after finishing his education at San Diego Christian College. He developed his leadership skills as a youth director and business owner that focused on delivering results that exceed expectation. Obtaining his contracting license in 2008, Brian began developing his experience further in the electrical industry as a regional manager and responsible managing employee for an energy efficiency company based out of Connecticut. He managed large public projects in Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, Arizona, California, and Colorado. While achieving these milestones, Brian obtained his contracting licenses in Florida, Washington, and Michigan.

As a product of a mixed-race family, White and Hispanic, Brian found himself celebrating both sides of his heritage while discovering the hardships of his minority side. Understanding California to be a proactive state in removing barriers for minority business owners, Brian became involved and began developing his company to be focused on providing equal opportunity to all genders, races, and education levels. Because of this approach, Pro-Cal Lighting employs amazing individuals who represent the best California has to offer. 

Learn more about Pro-Cal Lighting by visiting their website at http://procallighting.com

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