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Employment Assistance
~ “The primary objective of District Department of Transportation’s On-the-Job Training Program is to provide training opportunities for women, minorities, and disadvantaged persons which will increase their participation in every job classification in the highway construction industry.”
~ “The goal is to successfully place individuals in the program as trainees and to provide them with the required training to reach journeyman status.”
~ Trade areas in the program include: Carpenter – Bridge/Highway, Cement Mason, Concrete Finisher, Construction Worker – Bridge/Highway, Electrical-Highway/Street Light, Form Setter, Iron Worker Reinforcing – Bridge, Iron Worker – Structural, Painter – Steel Bridge, Pile Driver, Pipe Layer, Stone Mason.
~ Trainees will be paid at least trainee minimum wage,
~Eligibility requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a minimum of eighteen (18) years of age
  2. The applicant must be in good health
  3. The applicant must be able to pass a drug screening test;
  4. The applicant cannot be a current college student on a seasonal break from classes and use the OJT program as a summer employment opportunity
  5. No applicant will be accepted as a trainee in any classification for which he/she has successfully completed a course leading to journey worker status or in which he/she has been gainfully employed

~You can apply in person at the Business Opportunity and Workforce Development Center, 55 M Street, SE, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20003


ddot.dc.gov/page/job-training-program

[email protected]

55 M Street, SE, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20003
(202) 673-6813


Last updated: 08.16.19