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Workforce Development Program (WDP)
What is Workforce Development?
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The ODOT Workforce Development Program’s goal is to find, train, and employ a diverse, skilled work force that is prepared to meet upcoming highway construction demands. The program is designed to expand diversity in employment, increase apprenticeship participation, and increase training resources and opportunities for highway construction jobs throughout the state.
 
 
ODOT-BOLI Highway Construction Workforce Development Program
“Promoting opportunities in Oregon’s highway construction trades” The Oregon Department of Transportation and the Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries have partnered to provide a program intended to expand opportunities for diversity in employment, increase apprenticeship participation and increase training resources for individuals interested in highway construction careers throughout the State of Oregon. The program provides pre-apprenticeship classes to help diverse applicants get skills and knowledge needed to become a quality apprentice; supportive services to help apprentices with barriers like affordable child care and travel costs; and training to help apprentices and employers establish and maintain respectful work-places.
 
 
Program Specifications
 
It is ODOT's policy that all necessary and reasonable steps are taken to ensure that apprentices have the opportunity to participate on highway construction projects and to develop as journey-level workers in the given trade or job classification employed, and to meet this Training Goal.
The following are state and federal project specifications for meeting this policy.

Mission Statement

The Oregon Department of Transportation is committed to expanding diversity in employment, increasing apprenticeship participation, and increasing training resources and opportunities for highway construction jobs throughout the state.

Contents

 Forms - OJT
 How to Start a Construction Career
 OJT / Apprenticeship Program
 Resource Links
 Training Programs
 Workforce Development Program