The N.C. Department of Transportation's On-the-Job Training Program assists minorities, women, veterans and disadvantaged individuals who have been historically underrepresented in highway construction job opportunities.
This program's goal is to train and prepare program participants to meet a certain skill level in the highway construction sector. This allows us to build a well-diversified pool of skilled workers while providing equal opportunities for people to pursue highway construction careers.
The On-the-Job Training (OJT) program is located within the
NCDOT Office of Civil Rights.
The program team directs and monitors the activities of OJT consultants as they assist prime contractors with upgrading skills and case management of the incumbent workforce trainees.
In addition, the OJT program is actively involved with community partners and stakeholders to establish a pool of skilled workers for the highway construction industry through construction trade academies.
The OJT team also promotes youth engagement and awareness of the highway construction industry through construction career fairs and other events designed for middle to high school students.