On-The-Job Training Program

                                                               

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN:

  • Working outside all summer in a physically demanding job?

  • Building a new bridge or roadway with a crew of hard-working people?

  • Making a livable wage and earning overtime pay?

  • Starting or advancing your career in highway construction?

IF SO, WE MAY HAVE THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU!

Every spring and summer we place WOMEN and MINORITIES who are at least 18 years old in paid training positions on highway construction projects all over the state. Successful trainees usually have some experience or a strong interest in highway construction. The typical OJT position is 520 hours, but our goal is for trainees to become permanent, valued members of the contractor's workforce. See our flyer and the OJT Program Manual for more information.

Check out the 2018 project list! We update it at least once a week, so keep checking back to see what is available this year.

Interested? Complete an application and return it to Beth Meyer-Ehrich by email or mail. 

Once we receive your completed application, we will:

  • Work closely with you to decide if this is the right industry for you;

  • If it is, we will match your skills and interests to the needs of our paving, bridge, and roadway projects; and

  • Refer you to a highway construction firm for a job interview.

If you become an OJT, we will provide:

  • Ongoing support while you are in the program;

  • Personal protective equipment like steel-toed boots and reflective clothing (if needed); and

  • Access to low-cost highway construction related training through our subsidy program.

 

For the purpose of diversifying the workforce in highway construction, the term "minority" refers to women of any ethnicity and men of a racial or ethnic minority group. 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:
Beth Meyer-Ehrich

Beth.Meyer-Ehrich@vermont.gov
Civil Rights Program Manager
Tel: (802) 828-2715