Office of Equal Opportunity - OJT Program Overview

The On-the-Job Training program helps contractors develop full journeyperson status for minorities, females, the disadvantaged and disabled individuals in the highway construction industry. It helps individuals gain skills in crafts. It helps employers maintain or exceed the proposed workforce representation goals in their contracts. It thus meets the primary objective of equal employment opportunity. This effort aids the contractor's affirmative action initiatives as described in their contracts and promotes equal opportunity in the highway construction industry.

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) requires full utilization of all training and skill-improvement opportunities to assure the increased participation of minority groups, the disadvantaged and women in all phases of the highway construction industry.