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The playbook is a short document filled with specific actions - plays - that you can take to start filling construction jobs in your area. The playbook includes:
Here are some other interesting programs, practices and tools from across the country that may help you plan your own workforce development activities.
Alabama Road Construction Training Course. This curriculum takes a modular approach to preparing workers for highway construction jobs. An initial orientation phase provides trainees with foundational skills, including basic math, written and interpersonal skills, and the OSHA 10- hour Safety Certificate. Other sessions teach more advanced skills, such as team building, critical thinking, and conflict resolution. The course culminates by connecting graduates to construction firms for job interviews.
Arizona Industry Readiness Course. This one-week training course prepares potential workers for a career in highway construction. Covering the basic work and life skills required to obtain a position, trainees also participate in field trips to highway construction sites where they are directly exposed to the real-world conditions they will encounter on the job.
Pittsburgh Heavy Highway Construction Course. Developed by the Pittsburgh location of the USDOL's Job Corps program, this training covers a wide range of skills needed by the highway transportation industry, including rigging and signaling, scaffolding, rod tying, pipe laying and forklift operations. Students between the ages of 17.5 and 24 graduate with industry-recognized construction credentials. Visit the USDOL's Jobs Corps website.
Denver WORKNOW Navigator Program. WORKNOW saw a need to help potential construction workers with the smaller life needs that were keeping them from getting, or sometimes even seeking, employment. Volunteer "Navigators" assist candidates with everything from finding training to help filling out job applications and more. Learn more
Construction Apprenticeship Readiness Program. This 8-week / 180-hour training offered by Long Beach City College, CA exposes participants to the construction industry and prepares them for apprenticeship opportunities. Trainees receive hands-on trade skills and safety training using nationally-recognized curricula. Learn more
Future Road Builders Gaming App. This free game has videos, images, and assessment questions that give users a better understanding of the highway construction industry. The app allows prospective workers to interact with each phase of a virtual highway construction project across several skilled trades. Learn more