On a continuous basis, we offer funding to eligible WOMEN & MINORITIES to help with the cost of classroom training for those who are already working in, or who are interested in employment in the highway construction industry.
Eligible females and minorities (male and female) will have the opportunity to take industry related classes for $25 per class! VTrans will pay the balance with funding from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
Check out upcoming training opportunities by reading our EDHC Training Newsletter.
Please send your completed Subsidy Application to Beth Meyer-Ehrich (address below). Once your application is reviewed, someone from the Office of Civil Rights will contact you.
Industry related training can be found at:
- Vermont Technical Centers
- AGC Vermont
- OSHA Training
- OSHA Online
- New England Crane School
- The South End Joinery
For the purpose of diversifying the workforce in highway construction, the term eligible "minority" refers to both females of any ethnicity and males of any ethnic group that have historically faced discrimination or systemic socio-economic disadvantage, so much that there is a noticeable lack of diversity in the industry. The program is funded by the Federal Highway Administration and is a direct result of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, for the purpose of advancing non-discrimination and creating equal opportunity.
For more information contact:
Civil Rights Program Manager
Tel: (802) 828-2715 Fax:(802) 828-1047