The Department strongly encourages the prime contractor and their approved sub-contractors to hire minority, women and disadvantaged
individuals from its federally-funded Highway Construction Careers Training Program
) to help meet workforce and trainee goals.
This program is training minorities, women and disadvantaged individuals in highway construction-related skills, e.g., math for the trades,
job readiness, technical skills coursework (carpentry, concrete flatwork, blueprint reading, site plans, site work, tools use, etc.) and
OSHA 10 hour certification, to prepare them for a career in the highway construction trades. Graduates are well trained and ready to become
productive entry-level construction workers.