The On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program is designed to train and upgrade minority group workers, women and disadvantaged persons and address underrepresentation in the construction crafts.
The WVDOT established goals for trainee participation on selected projects, encouraging contractors to provide opportunities. Individuals interested in developing experience to enter a skilled trade may contact contractors directly to inquire about trainee positions on specific WVDOT projects. While the WVDOT established the project OJT goal, it is the contractor that selects applicants to work as trainees.
Trainees and contractors will record trainee enrollment on a specific project using the Contractor Trainee Enrollment Form. The contractor will submit the completed form to the WVDOT to obtain approval for inclusion in the project OJT goal. Contractors should not commit to trainee employment until they receive WVDOT approval of the enrollment.
On-the-Job Training Supportive Services
The USDOT has notified State DOTs regarding funds for On-the-Job Training Supportive Services programs. State DOTs will respond to indicate whether they will seek such funds.
The WVDOT has determined that it will submit a Statement of Work to request these funds. The link below provides the most recent guidelines that are available for such submissions.
Persons or organizations interested in providing On-the-Job Training Supportive Services will be required to submit proposals to the WVDOT. Dates and specifics for such submissions will be posted on this web page.