Business Engagement and Compliance

On-the-Job Training Program

OJT Supportive Services

What is OJT/Supportive Services?

Generally, the OJT/Supportive Services (OJT/SS) is a program of the Federal Highway Administration. It was created to complement the Federal Highway Administration On-the-Job Training (OJT) program. The OJT/SS program is an incentive program designed to assist state transportation agencies (STA) in the development and enhancement of their job training and apprenticeship programs using federal funds.

The primary objectives of OJT/SS are as follows:

  • Increase the overall effectiveness of the STAs’ approved training programs.
  • Seek other ways to increase the training opportunities for women, minorities and disadvantaged individuals.
Who is eligible for assistance?

Individuals who are interested in construction careers and are enrolled in an approved apprenticeship program. The ADOT Business Engagement and Compliance Office, OJT/SS Unit is responsible for oversight of the program and is available to answer questions and/or assist contractors interested in OJT Supportive Services, as well as assist minorities and women interested in obtaining skilled trades in the construction industry.

What assistance and services are available?
  • Recruitment
  • Pre-employment assessment
  • Employment counseling
  • Skills training
  • Job referral
  • Mentorship
  • Bus-fare assistance
  • Child-care assistance
  • Financial assistance for safety clothes
  • OSHA training
  • Math workshop
What are the trainee's benefits?
  • The trainee will be trained in a skilled craft classification and can be classified as journeyman once training is completed.
  • The trainee will receive a skilled certificate indicating they are a skilled craftsman in that particular job classification.
  • The trainee will earn a pay increase to journeyman status.
What are the contractor's benefits?
  • The contractor can train on any federal or state job.
  • Training can be completed over multiple jobs.
  • Contractors are able to retain a skilled workforce.