Business Engagement and Compliance

On-the-Job Training/Supportive Services

Construction Academy Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program

ADOT Construction Academy is a pre-apprenticeship training program for minorities, women, disadvantaged individuals and veterans. The purpose of the program is to prepare individuals to enter highway construction trades or apprenticeship and successful obtain journeyman status. In addition to construction trades education, participants received supportive services including transportation assistances, job readiness skills development, childcare assistance, and safe wear (tools/boots/hardhats/protective eye wear) to help remove barriers that impede their progress in apprenticeship training or working on at a construction project. 

Construction Academies are available at:

  • ADOT, Business Engagement and Compliance Office
  • Gila Community College Regional Training Center
  • Gateway Community College, Business Industry and Government Training 
  • Pima Community College
How to Apply

Individuals interested in applying for either program can complete the application online by clicking the button below or by picking up a hard copy at this address:

ADOT Business Engagement and Compliance Office
1801 W. Jefferson St. Ste. 101
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602.712.7761

Course Topics:

Intro to Construction Computers and Technology Heavy Equipment
Highway Electrical Construction Math Pipe Layers/Fitters
Materials and Materials Lab Traffic IT Concrete and Ironwork
Highway Survey Highway Painting Job Search Skills
Highway Carpentry Block Masonry Q&A with Contractors
Resume Writing Construction Project Management


Construction Academies are offered on a continuous basis.

For information on future Construction Academy events, please contact: ConstructionAcademy@azdot.gov

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*This is not an application for employment. ADOT Construction Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Program funding is provided by the Federal Highway Administration.

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Civil Rights

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other nondiscrimination laws and authorities, ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at civilrightsoffice@azdot.gov. Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

De acuerdo con el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés) y otras normas y leyes antidiscriminatorias, el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT) no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, edad o discapacidad. Las personas que requieran asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles de ADOT en civilrightsoffice@azdot.gov. Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más antes posible para asegurar que el Estado tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.