ADOT hosts pre-apprenticeship program for construction industry

Program open to veterans, minorities, women

PHOENIX – Individuals interested in getting a foot in the construction industry can apply for ADOT’s Construction Academy, a three-week program designed to expose people to various trades within the construction field.

The program, hosted by ADOT’s Business Engagement and Compliance Office, is open to veterans, minorities and women interested in a career with the construction industry.

“This program is about providing people in the target population with hands-on experience in the highway construction industry,” said Vivien Lattibeaudiere, Business Engagement and Compliance Manager. “Individuals who complete this training course will have an advantage in stepping into a sound opportunity for future employment.”

The program includes various introductory courses in the transportation construction industry that are taught by industry experts. Some of these courses include heavy equipment, highway electrical, materials, traffic technology and highway survey.

Those interested in applying for the Construction Academy can do so online at the ADOT website or by picking up an application at the Business Engagement and Compliance Office.

The first three-week course was just completed, with graduates having the opportunity to talk to construction industry companies at an onsite job fair to gain possible apprenticeships.

Upcoming three-week courses will be held early next year in late January and in April.

Please visit the Construction Academy web page for more information.