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On-the-Job Training/Supportive Services Program Receives Funds

The Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) On-the-Job Training (OJT) program requires State Transportation Agencies (STAs) to establish apprenticeship and training programs targeted to move minorities, women, and disadvantaged individuals into journey-level positions. This is to address the historical under-representation of these groups in highway construction skilled crafts and to ensure that a competent workforce is available to meet highway construction hiring needs.

The OJT Supportive Services (OJT/SS) program was established to provide support to OJT Program participants. The types of services eligible for OJT/SS funding include: recruitment, career awareness, counseling, remedial training, job placement, outreach, childcare, transportation to work-sites, post-graduation follow-up, and job-site mentoring. Other services may be eligible on a case by cases basis with the approval of the FHWA.

Each Federal Fiscal Year, the FHWA allocates funding to each STA for the OJT/SS program, per a formula. For FFY 2014, NCDOT received $211,803.

For more information about the OJT/SS program, visit www.fhwa.dot.gov/civilrights/programs/ojt.cfm.

If you have concerns, questions, or comments about the OJT program, you are encouraged to submit them in writing to Trent Rawley, Director of Civil Rights, 1511 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1511 or jtrawley@ncdot.gov .

This is not a solicitation for consultant services. If at such time it is determined that consultant services are necessary, the Department will advertise on the Interactive Purchasing Directory that is maintained by the North Carolina Department of Administration.

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2/19/2018 7:49 AM