On-the-Job Training/Contract Compliance

On-the-Job Training/Contract Compliance


The Federal Highway Administration requires all State Transportation Agencies (STA) to implement requirements for the provisions of On-The-Job Training (OJT) on federally assisted highway construction projects. Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has established an On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program in accordance with Federal Regulations 23 CFR Part 230, Subpart A, Equal Opportunity on Federal-Aid Construction Contracts.

As a condition of receiving federal funding, ADOT is required to administer an OJT Program.



To ensure training is accomplished on federally assisted highway construction projects in accordance with FHWA Training Special Provisions and aims at moving minorities, women, disadvantaged persons and others toward journeyman positions in various highway construction trades or job classifications.



  • To offer equal opportunity for the training and upgrading of minorities, women, and disadvantaged persons toward journeyman status in highway construction trades
  • Improve the skills of the available workforce for Arizona’s Federally-funded highway construction projects
  • Encourage retention of trained construction industry employees
  • Broaden the labor pool to meet the projected future labor needs in the construction industry