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Employment Diversity in Highway Construction (EDHC)
What is EDHC? A collection of Equal Employment Opportunity affirmative action programs with a primary objective to increase training and employment opportunities for women and minorities who are working in, or are interested in working in, the highway construction industry.

During the "off season" (Nov. - April), we have funds available to help you prepare for or advance your career in highway construction. Check out the opportunities below!
Trailblazers: Women in the Construction Trades
Vermont Works for Women's new program prepares women for jobs and apprenticeships in reliable high paying work in construction, electrical, plumbing and pipefitting. The trainings provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for women and gender non-conforming individuals to build skills, gain confidence and explore fields that tend to be male dominated, but where research shows time and again women have equal abilities to thrive and succeed.

This course is free! Click here to learn more about the program and to complete their application.
Classes are held at the Center for Technology in Essex for 8 weeks on Monday & Thursday evenings and all-day Saturdays from March 25th to May 20th

Another session will be offered in Hartford starting June 3rd.
GIS Training at Vermont Tech in Randolph
Intro to GIS
This three day training covers the fundamentals of ESRI’s ArcMap and ArcCatalog applications, which will cover the collection, creation, manipulation, and display of spatial data in ArcGIS. ArcGIS is the industry standard for GIS, and a basic proficiency will complement existing jobs that may include working with spatial data, and is a key point for job applications in many fields. Participants will be given the tools to approach most GIS problems with relative proficiency, and will be given the opportunity to discuss and/or apply GIS methods within ArcGIS to their own work.

April 8-10, 9:00am - 4:00pm

ArcGIS Online and Mobile Mapping
The use of web maps is becoming almost ubiquitous in the modern workforce. This two day training covers the creation and use of web maps and web mapping applications in the ArcGIS Online web mapping environment. Participants will learn how to set up an ArcGIS Online account, upload spatial data to your account, create web maps and web mapping applications, and collect and explore data on your web maps using mobile devices such as smart phones and tablet computers.

April 11-12, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Both trainings are appropriate for the complete beginner or to brush up on a novice to intermediate user’s skills.


If approved, you will be responsible for $25 of the tuition cost and VTrans will pay for the rest.
Flagger Training
This four-hour course fulfills the requirement to be a flagger on Vermont construction projects,.

Location: Montpelier at AGC/VT Training Center

Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm

Dates offered
April 17th
May 16th
If approved, you will be responsible for $25 of the tuition cost and VTrans will pay for the rest.
First Aid & CPR & AED
American Heart Association Heartsaver® First Aid CPR/AED course covers CPR/AED for adults and children and First Aid, including relief from choking, seizures, heart attack, diabetic emergencies, allergic reactions, EpiPen use, burns, bites, poisoning, broken bones, bleeding control, bandaging, glove removal, temperature-related emergencies, and how to aid with other life-threatening conditions. This course is for new or renewing/recertifying students.

Location: Montpelier at AGC Training Center

Time: 8:00am-12:30pm

Dates Offered
April 18th
May 22nd
If approved, you will be responsible for $25 of the tuition cost and VTrans will pay for the rest.
OSHA Safety Training
Courses offered in Montpelier at the AGC Training Center


Online courses include:
• OSHA 10-hour Construction
• OSHA 30-hour Construction
• Confined Space
If approved, you will be responsible for $25 of the tuition cost and VTrans will pay for the rest.
Carpentry/Woodworking
Generator Makerspace (Burlington):

Wood Shop 1 Training offered on the following Tuesdays from 6:00-8:00pm:
  • April 16th
  • May 21st

Wood Shop 2 Certification offered on the following Tuesdays from 6:00-8:00pm
  • April 23rd
  • May 28th

Yestermorrow Design/Build School (Waitsfield):

Intro to the Woodshop, April 6-7, 9am-5pm. Click here for course details
If approved, you will be responsible for $25 of the tuition cost and VTrans will pay for the rest.
Welding
Hartford Area Career and Tech Center:  Intro to Welding, Mondays & Wednesdays, April 1st - May 1st, 6-9pm. Click here for course details

NW Career Development & Technical Center (St. Albans), Welding I, Wednesdays for ten weeks starting April 3rd, 6:00-9:00pm.
If approved, you will be responsible for $25 of the tuition cost and VTrans will pay for the rest.
Want a CDL?
We offer funding (up to $1,500) to eligible applicants interested in attending one of the five CDL schools in Vermont.

Interested in working for VTrans?
State of Vermont Agency of Transportation