Roads, Bridges and Major Projects

On-the-Job Training Program

Agency NameDepartment of Transportation
Funding Amount$50,000,000.00
Bureau Name Federal Highway Administration
Funding Mechanism Competitive Grant, Allocation
New? No
Funding Mechanism Competitive Grant, Allocation

Funding Amount Notes

Period of Availability Available until expended
Recipients States
Program Description The On-the-Job Training program helps develop the capacity of the Nation's current and future highway construction industry workforce by providing the development and diversity of skilled labor.
Eligible Uses The On-the-Job Training Program directly supports the requirement that prime contractors participating on Federally-assisted contracts to establish apprenticeship and training programs targeted to move minorities, women, and disadvantaged individuals into journey-level positions and provides funds for State departments of transportation to implement skills training programs to prepare individuals to participate in the highway construction workforce as trainees and apprentices on Federally-assisted construction contracts. Additionally, funding is provided to States to partner with accredited academic institutions for the National Summer Transportation Institute program focused on science, technology, engineering, and math opportunities for high school and junior high/middle school students to learn about, and become familiar with, transportation-related career options. Funding also supports the Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups, which provides internship opportunities for college students to engage with Department of Transportation modes to work in a transportation-related career field. link
Federal Cost Share Requirement Varies based on application of 23 USC 120