BOSTON, MA – Shawmut held a graduation ceremony for the twenty-eight members of its Construction Management Skills Training (CMST) program at the firm’s Boston Headquarters.

As an employee-owned company, Shawmut infuses its culture of ownership through special leadership development programs. The CMST program focuses on recent graduates by providing access to the three main areas of construction—Project Management, Site Supervision, and Estimating—while enjoying the benefits of a full-time, salaried position.

This rigorous three-year program allows trainees to gain first-hand knowledge of what it takes to be successful through hands-on rotations in each of these three areas, while gaining a comprehensive understanding of how to run world-class projects. The third year also includes a challenging leadership development curriculum.

At the end of the program, trainees graduate and continue their careers with roles of assistant project manager, assistant superintendent, or assistant estimator.

The evening included a reflection on the graduates and the CMST program offered by Chief Executive Officer Les Hiscoe. After receiving their graduation certificate, each CMST received a personalized tool box filled with construction tools, field supplies, and leadership tips to assist them as they begin their Shawmut careers.