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WENTWORTH INSTITUTE: BEYOND TECH

WENTWORTH INSTITUTE: BEYOND TECH
Carl Sciple is the first director of Wentworth?s Masters of Science in Construction Management
Carl Sciple is the first director of Wentworth?s Masters of Science in Construction Management, a program that launched last September. (We've always wanted to meet a founding father.) The goal is to increase oppportunities for professionals. They hoped for 10 students but enrolled 28 in the five semester program that costs $34k to $40k, Carl tells us. All but two students already work full time in the industry, so there's minimal stress around finding a job. The program, which holds classes at night, starts off with four business courses: finance, investment, economics, and international business. Then students focus on construction management including: research, development, construction infomatics, international construction, and conflict resolution. For executive management, he's bringing in experts like Fred Salvucci, godfather of the Big Dig and David Perini, who ran one of the nation's largest construction management firms.
Chapman Construction's Jim Davis is with fellow student Suffolk Construction's Ann-Marie Jennette
Chapman Construction's Jim Davis is with fellow student Suffolk Construction's Ann-Marie Jennette, 26. She's been set on a construction career since she was four and picked up a hammer to help her father build the family house. After four and a half years in the industry, she's now a project manager for the 500-bed Mass College of Art dorm and the Liberty Mutual office building. The recession has hurt with salary and benefits freezes, but she says she avoided a layoff by the skin of her teeth. Being a LEED AP and a BIM user helps. She tells us the business classes are giving her a more systematic understanding of management than on-the-job training. She's also optimistic that the degree will help her become a project executive. The good news: Business is slowly picking up. (This is the very last reminder. You can registerfor Bisnow's Student Housing Summit at the Boston Marriott Copley Place, starting at 7am tomorrow morning.)