On-the-Job Training Progam

  • Purpose

    Created by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), the primary purpose of the On-the-Job-Training (OJT) Program is to offer equal opportunity for the training and upgrading of minorities, women and disadvantaged persons toward journey-level status in the highway construction trades. This effort will broaden the labor pool with skilled individuals. The OJT Program has been developed in accordance with 23 CFR 230, Appendix B to subpart A.
     

Voluntary Incentive Program

  • As an extension of MDOT’s current OJT Program, MDOT’s Voluntary Incentive Program (VIP) Pilot will offer equal oppor­tunity for the training and upgrading of minorities, women, and disadvantaged persons toward journey-level status in the highway construction trades in accordance with 23 CFR 230, Appendix B to Subpart A.

    The pilot is voluntary and available to all MDOT prequalified contractors. Please review the VIP Pilot Manual for pilot requirements.

    A contractor who does not have OJT assignments and meets the eligibility requirements of the pilot can choose to participate by submitting the Contractor Yearly Training Plan (MDOT Form 0181). Please follow the instructions attached to the form.

    MDOT OJT Contractors can choose not to participate in the pilot by checking the OPT OUT check box on the Contractor Yearly Training Plan. Please follow the instructions attached to the form.

     

    VIP Program - Resources, Forms and Documents
  • VIP Pilot Program Manual PDF icon
  • OJT VIP Special Provision PDF icon
  • OJT VIP SEP-14 PDF icon
  • 0125 Trainee Monthly Report PDF icon
  • 0181 Contractor Yearly Training Plan PDF icon
  • 0190 Request for On-the-Job Trainee Approval PDF icon
  • OJT VIP Pilot Presentation PDF icon
  • OJT VIP Selected Projects PDF icon

Contact

  • 2018 OJT Kick Off Webinar PDF icon
  • PaHoua Schroeder, 517-241-2981
    Jourdyn Thompson, 517-335-9493
    Michigan Department of Transportation
    Office of Business Development
    425 W. Ottawa Street, PO Box 30050
    Lansing, MI 48909
    Fax: 517-335-0945
    e-mail: mdot-ojt@michigan.gov