Toby Crow, Building Tomorrow's Highway Construction Workforce: The Partner Perspective
The U.S Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration selected the South Dakota Department of Transportation as a pilot state for the Highway Construction Workforce Project. The goal was to recruit and educate hard working, reliable people for construction careers that are available in the state. The Highway Construction Awareness Course gives insight into what these jobs have to offer and can connect people seeking employment with contractors looking for potential on-the-job trainees.
The Task Force consisted of a partnership among the South Dakota Department of Transportation, South Dakota Department of Education, Associated General Contractors of South Dakota, South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation, U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, and Project Solutions, Inc. The goal was to create career pathways for highway construction occupations and link employers with qualified applicants.