Preparation and Opportunity Yield Success

Select from the links below for available training. Come back and visit in order to register for upcoming STEP program webinars.

Supplier Training Excellence Program


Sikorsky Supplier Development


Vendor Invoice Processing


Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)


Webinars Led by Affiliates


Supplier Training Excellence Program

The Supplier Training Excellence Program (STEP) is a virtual collection of educational and learning resources designed to help small enterprises navigate and succeed in the defense industry. You will find live webinars on a variety of topics, recorded webinars, videos, and links to collateral information on specific topics as well as webinar information from various affiliates in which as a small enterprise, you can take part in free of charge. Take a STEP in the right direction!

Upcoming Live Webinars

Date   Title/Link

Additional Resources

What We Look for in a Supplier –
Is Your Firm a Match?
Steps to Becoming a Supplier
Perfecting Your Elevator Speech

Innovations! Marketing New Technologies

Sikorsky Face-to-Face Training

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, offers a supplier development program to current suppliers in good standing, which prepares suppliers for the requirements involved in being Lockheed Martin suppliers. Sikorsky held five supplier development training events during GFY16. The training covered the following topics:  Drawing Interpretations, Model Based Definition, Tooling Principles, Tech Help System, Electronic Record Center, Sikorsky Specifications and Sikorsky Standards, Part Making, First Article Inspection, Approved Source Lists and several other meaningful topics. The invitation list is compiled from the current supplier base and space is offered on a first come, first serve basis. Though there are no sessions currently scheduled, if you are currently an Lockheed Martin subcontractor and interested in taking part in this face-to-face training in Connecticut, please email us here.    

Webinars Led by Affiliates


The Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) offers programs to help veteran small businesses and service disabled veteran owned small businesses increase their ability to win government contracts.

  • Are looking to become "procurement ready?"
  • Are you currently supporting federal customers either as a sub or prime contractor and are ready to scale?

VIP offers a three-day 27 hour training program in the Washington, D.C., area just 11 miles from the White House. Participants receive hands-on, market-based instruction that helps establish best business practices for federal government contracting. The program is offered at no cost to veteran owned small businesses nationwide. To learn more and to apply visit the company website.


Women Iimpacting Public Policy (WIPP) is a national nonpartisan organization advocating on behalf of women entrepreneurs—strengthening their impact on our nation’s public policy, creating economic opportunities, and forging alliances with other business organizations.


The NCAIED PTAC provides professional business consulting services and technical assistance to Native American-owned businesses regarding marketing and selling to the federal, state, local and tribal governments and large prime contractors. Assistance extends to all Native American businesses (American Indian, Alaska Native Corporations and Native Hawaiians) and includes tribes and individual businesses both on and off reservations.

Services are free and are provided from five office locations in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Virginia, and Georgia.

For more information, please visit the company website.

Government Led Training for Small Business

The Office of Small Business Programs offers several training video resources. Please visit the following links for more information: