Colorado Public Works Journal, Summer 2023

SUMMER 2023┃69 Rosy Aburto McDonough is Executive Director of the Hispanic Contractors of Colorado & HCC Contractor Academy and can be contacted on HCC Rosy Aburto McDonough HCC Contractor Academy HCC Contractor Academy, a branch of the HCC, is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing affordable training for small businesses in the A/E/C Industry. Last year, the group hosted educational opportunities year-round, which are all facilitated by experienced professionals from numerous A/E/C firms across the state. The HCC Contractor Academy also rolled out its third cohort of the Scaling Program, which is a unique six-month program that combines hands-on classroom time, group interaction, discussion series and one-on-one support with a dedicated industry professional. The objective of this exclusive program is to provide senior-level leadership and management participants with the tools, insights and skills needed to scale their business. The program is limited to 15 participants, which allows extensive collaboration and exploration while offering the time and space for discussions with peers on today’s real-life challenges and opportunities. In addition, each participant is partnered with a C-level executive coach from a matching industry. There are different eligibility requirements to enroll in the program, which can be found on the HCC Contractor Academy website. The HCC has 11 committee groups, which allow its members to become actively involved in hosting networking opportunities, creating safe spaces to share industry knowledge or create and support legislative changes that impact small and diverse businesses. “Our committee groups are a great way for our members to stay active and involved in the organization,” said McDonough. “Through these committees, our organization is able to make real change in the construction industry and ensure that small and diverse businesses continue to have a strong voice in Colorado.” The HCC is excited to continue to support our industry in 2023 and be a true connector for all local A/E/C Colorado companies. “Our HCC members are the reason we have a significant presence in our industry and each of these companies help us grow,” said McDonough. “Like Colorado, the HCC is a melting pot – welcoming everyone’s involvement. Amplify your voice through us, explore contracting opportunities, build your network and attend professional events. We want you to be a part of the HCC family!” Please visit for more information on how to become an HCC member and attend future events. There are also many sponsorship opportunities for future events available – a great way to showcase your company and connect with the small/diverse business community. Want to find a better network? Check out these upcoming HCC Events in 2023: GMM Events are held on the third Wednesday of every month. These events are a networking benefit for HCC members and nonmembers: •GMM Tradeshow and Wine Tasting – September 20 •K-12 Update GMM – October 18 Other networking events: •HCC Clay Shoot – October 5 •Cake Auction – December CONSTRUCTION OPERATIONS SOFTWARE Crew & Equipment Management Crew Scheduling & Assigning Jobsite Time Tracking & Field Data Construction Reporting & Analytics WIN MORE. BUILD WITH 8326 Quivas Way |Denver CO 80221 Office: 720-252-7959 Fax: 303-427-7156 DBE, SBE & M/WBE CERTIFIED CEMENTING RELATIONSHIPS SINCE 2003