Business Engagement and Compliance

On-the-Job Training/Supportive Services

What is OJT/Supportive Services?

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 (STAs) 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/or enrolled in an approved apprenticeship program are eligible for assistance. 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 or their trainees, as well as minorities, women and veterans 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
  • OSHA training
  • Traffic-control flagger training
  • Math workshop
What are the trainee's benefits?
  • The trainee will be introduced to a variety of skilled crafts.
  • The trainee will receive a certificate indicating they are prepared to enter an apprenticeship program or the construction workforce.
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.

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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 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 Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más antes posible para asegurar que el Estado tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.