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Highway Construction Training


Highway Construction Training Subsidy is an Equal Employment Opportunity affirmative action program. Increasing training opportunities for members of minority groups, women and other populations that are underrepresented in Vermont's highway construction and transportation industries is a primary objective.

Eligible candidates must be a woman, minority and/or disadvantaged person. A disadvantaged person is defined as someone who is participating in a Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) program through a state Department of Labor. The disadvantaged person must meet the WIOA “priority populations” eligibility requirements.

On a continuous basis, we offer funding to help with the cost of online and classroom training to eligible participants who are working in, or who have a strong interest in working in, the highway construction industry.

Eligible participants 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.

Interested in applying for a subsidy?

Complete our secure online application. Make sure you have the course information available before you start. You should receive a confirmation email once you submit it. Those email messages may go into Junk email boxes, so make sure you check there. Please contact Karen at (802) 917-8388 if you have difficulties with the application.

Once your application is reviewed, someone from the Office of Civil Rights will contact you.

During the winter layoff season, we send out newsletters about upcoming training opportunities here is a link to our most recent: January 2023 Newsletter.

Industry related training can be found at:

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:
Karen Brouillette
Civil Rights Program Manager
Tel: (802) 917-8388