We’ll Prepare You To Succeed

Welcome to LatinoBuilt University

LatinoBuilt University (LBU) is a valuable resource for construction contractors and business owners seeking to enhance their skills and knowledge in the construction industry.

Courses offered by LBU cover a wide range of topics necessary for LatinoBuilt members – and employers – including safety, estimating, accounting, bookkeeping, marketing, contract management, OSHA regulations, energy audits, sustainable building, and more.

For more information about what course(s) might be right for you, email luis@latinobuilt.org.

The majority of these trainings are offered at no cost to members, thanks to our generous partners, sponsors and donors. Learn more about supporting LatinoBuilt programs HERE.

Attention Employers! LatinoBuilt University plays a critical role in the education and training of industry professionals, working with employers, government agencies, and educational institutions to identify and address the latest trends and skills gaps.

Courses are offered online or in-person at the LatinoBuilt Office at 8548 SW Apple Way, Portland, OR 97225. Instructors for all courses are active and respected industry professionals.

Upon completion of all courses within the four levels, participants receive a graduation certificate. The majority of these trainings are offered at no cost to members, thanks to our generous partners, sponsors and donors.

Course Levels

  • Trips/Falls/Slips
  • Workers Comp
  • OSHA Inspection
  • Heat Illness Prevention
  • Wildfire Smoke
  • Ladder Safety
  • Hazard Communication
  • Estimating & Bidding: Intro to Basic Estimating
  • Introduction to Basic Estimating Pt 2
  • Estimating Mock Project
  • Intro to BlueBeam
  • Reading and Understanding Project Documents
  • Quantity Takeoff Methods
  • Pricing Methods
  • Advanced Estimating Software & Tools
  • Estimating for Various Construction Trades
  • Pre-Construction Planning & Scheduling
  • Value Engineering & Cost Control
  • Change Orders
  • Final Estimating Project with General Contractors
  • Conclusion
  • Introduction to Contract Management
  • Contract Mentoring
  • Bonding Concept
  • Insurance
  • Obtaining a Contract or modifying one
  • How to Implement a Contact
  • Human Resources
  • Five Dysfunctions of a Team
  • Advance Leadership Skills
  • Safety Leadership
  • Intersectionality of People
  • How Cultural Bias Plays into Our Fragility
  • Assimilation and the Effects of Tokenism
  • Implementation of Equity and Equality
  • Banking
  • Budgets
  • Credit
  • Investing
  • How to Control Risks
  • ESL Level 1
  • ESL Level 2
  • ESL Level 3

Interested in Enrolling?

Dulce Perkins

Contact Dulce Perkins
Program & Office Manager at LatinoBuilt (503) 889-0511 ext 103 | dulce@LatinoBuilt.org

Building Strong Futures

Latino households experience poverty and hardships at nearly twice the rate of those of non-hispanic origin in the U.S. When you donate through the LatinoBuilt Foundation, you are investing directly into building economic vitality, creating workforce opportunities, and meeting wrap-around needs for hard-working Latino business owners, construction contractors and their families. 

Support our Educational Programming. Make a secure, tax-deductible donation by clicking on the link below, or mail your donation, payable to “LatinoBuilt Foundation” to 8548 SW Apple Way, Portland, OR 97225.