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On-the-Job Training Overview

Program Training Requirements

Construction contracts awarded by (CDOT) require prime contractors to offer on-the-job training aimed at developing full journey workers in a trade or job classification on the awarded project (OJT Special Provision). Each contract specifies the minimum number of training hours that must be met.

The minimum length and type of training for each skilled craft shall be as established in the training program selected by the Contractor and approved by FHWA, the U. S. Department of Labor (USDOL) Office of Apprenticeship, or recognized state apprenticeship agency. The contractor must provide training hours to meet or exceed the goal set for the project. Failure to comply with OJT requirements may result in the withholding of progress payments and/or the assessment of damages.

Trainees who work on highway construction projects that are federally assisted in whole or in part, and who are not properly enrolled in an OJT program described, will be deemed journey level workers and must be paid FULL Davis-Bacon wages.

Contractors must submit documentation through the CDOT Engineer for approvals and credited hours.

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