Employment Diversity in Highway Construction (EDHC)

In anticipation of the start of the Highway Construction Season, we hope you’ll take advantage of the skills training offered in this newsletter before you get busy! 

2023 promises to be the busiest year ever in Vermont Highway Construction! We have funds available to help you advance your career in highway construction. Please check out the opportunities below! We are currently waiving our $25 contribution requirement, so there is no cost to participate in any of these trainings! If you are approved, we will register you and pay for the full cost (with the exception of CDL training). To apply click Subsidy Application below.

Apply for Subsidy
What is EDHC? A collection of Equal Employment Opportunity affirmative action programs with a primary objective to increase training and employment opportunities for women, minorities, and other disadvantaged individuals who are underrepresented in the highway construction industry.
Eligible candidates must be a woman, minority and/or disadvantaged person. A disadvantaged person is defined as someone who is participating in a Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) program through a state Department of Labor. The disadvantaged person must meet the WIOA “priority populations” eligibility requirements. Visit the EDHC Website!


AGC/VT is the largest OSHA and MSHA training facility in Vermont educating both members and non-member in safety practices, skills training, leadership training and other construction topics. The Northeast Regional Safety Academy (NERSA) at the AGC/VT facility offers award winning trainers, a comfortable atmosphere to learn and technology to assist in the trainings. COVID-19 has expanded the associations ability to provide remote online training for most courses too. Visit AGC's Training and Event Schedule for a list of courses.


American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) (Online)

AGCVT (Online & In Person) 


 (In Person)

Offered by VT Tech Randolph Center Campus

Basic Welding

January 21, February 4 or March 4

8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Offered by Center for Technology (CTE), Essex

Basic Welding

Five Mondays starting March 6

4:30 to 8:30 pm

Offered by North Country Center Career (NCCC), Newport

Basic Welding

Saturdays, January 21 - February 11

9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Shielded Metal Arc Welding*

Offered by Advanced Welding Institute

Instruction set up individually with student at a convenient time.

*PLEASE NOTE: This class is open only to graduates of our On-The-Job Training (OJT) Program


(In Person)


Game of Logging (GOL) is a world-recognized training curriculum that teaches chain saw skills. Developed in the 1960s by Soren Eriksson, a Swedish logger turned training instructor, the Game of Logging combines Scandinavian logging techniques with the latest systems for working safely around trees. The "game" refers not only to the friendly competitive aspect of the training, but also to the necessity of having a winning plan or strategy for felling trees and working safely. The program breaks apart saw work into steps that are practiced throughout the course. A fun scoring system helps focus participants' attention on the most important details and allows them to measure their progress each day. Offered by Northeast Woodland Training



OSHA 10-hour Construction
OSHA 30-hour Construction


(In Person)

Qualified Signal Person & Basic Rigging

February 13, 2023 - Burlington, VT

February 21, 2023 - Montpelier, VT

April 10, 2023 - Burlington, VT

April 24, 2023 - Montpelier, VT

Apply for Subsidy


(In Person)

Offered by Generator Makerspace in

Burlington, VT

Metal Shop Training - February 2

Metal Shop Training - February 21

Metal Shop Training - March 15

Metal Shop Training - April 6


(In Person)

Offered by Hannaford Career Center

Basic CPR Training

4/9 4:00 to 8:00 pm

Offered by AGCVT Training Center

First Aid/ CPR/ AED

 2/7 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

3/13 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

This course is for new or renewing/recertifying students.



The Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER) applies to five distinct groups of employers and their employees. This includes any employees who are exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous substances -- including hazardous waste.

Hazmat Student OSHA Safety Training Courses



ACI offers the following online certification programs:

  • Fundamentals of Concrete Construction
  • Anchorage Design
  • Fundamentals of Concrete and Materials
  • Repair Application and Procedures
Do you know about training that is not on this list?

Do you want to do your own search for training that will meet your needs?

We are happy to consider paying for other highway construction related trainings.

Email Karen Brouillette or call 802-917-8388 with the course details.

On-The-Job Training!

ON-THE-JOB TRAINING - Get Paid to Learn!

We have a great variety of opportunities in the 2023 construction season. We currently have 37 openings statewide on Paving, Bridges, Roadway and Park and Ride projects. This is hard work, but there is nothing more rewarding than knowing you've helped make a difference in your community!

  • Start or advance your career in highway construction.
  • Work outside in a physically demanding job.
  • Build a new bridge or roadway with a crew of hard-working people.
  • Make a livable wage and earn overtime pay.

If you have not already completed two On-The-Job Trainings working for one of our contractors, you may be interested in a position for this construction season!

Visit our OJT webpage to learn more and see where we will have positions open in 2023.

Email Karen Brouillette or call 802-917-8388 with questions.

On-The-Job-Training Application

Commercial Driver Training!


VTrans CDL Funding Program (In Person)


On a continuous basis, we offer funding (up to $1,500) to eligible applicants interested in attending one of the six CDL schools in Vermont. Please visit our website for more information.

Email Karen Brouillette or call 802-917-8388 with questions.

If you are working towards earning your CDL permit, we recommend you spend time
Commercial Driver's License Application
VTrans is Hiring Now!

VTrans is hiring NOW for Transportation Operations Technician level positions within our Maintenance Division. Come help maintain our roads! There are openings in multiple locations throughout the state, plus a sign on bonus! Some of the benefits include Health, Dental and Life Insurance, Annual Clothing Stipend, Tuition Reimbursement, generous leave time and snow season status pay! Don't have a CDL? No worries - We will help you obtain it at no cost to you!

View current openings at VTrans and apply today!

Contact And Morse at: and.morse@vermont.gov for more information.