Projects

Job Opportunities

The Central 70 Project will provide a variety of employment opportunities from skilled craft positions to administrative support. CDOT is working to maximize these opportunities for Colorado's workforce through several efforts. 

Neighborhood Career Training & Resource Center: 3600 East 46th Avenue

A new career training and resource center right in the neighborhood will open this summer with classes in construction basics, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training, erosion control, highway flagging, and much more. Additional classes focusing on heavy equipment will start in late 2017. Both day and evening classes will be offered, and the location at 3600 E. 46th Avenue provides easy access for the Globeville, Elyria-Swansea and North Park Hill neighborhoods. CDOT is partnering with Community College of Denver (CCD), Associated General Contractors (AGC), Colorado Contractors Association (CCA) and Emily Griffith Technical College to provide these on-site training opportunities. Go to buildcolorado.com to sign up for the 4-week Construction Careers Now! evening bootcamp. More training options will be listed here as they are added or contact the Community College of Denver's Center for Workforce Initiative (the Central 70 Project's partner in delivering construction training) at 303-352-6028, or 303-352-6019.

Download the flier.

Local Hiring

CDOT has received approval from the Federal Highway Administration to pilot local hiring goal for the Central 70 Project. Normally prohibited on projects receiving Federal funds, CDOT is implementing these requirements under a new pilot program established by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Central 70 is the only highway project in Colorado—and one of only nine projects nationwide—to be setting local hire targets. A comprehensive workforce assessment prepared by the Community College of Denver helped to inform the 20 percent local hire goal set for the project and the geographic area shown on the map below.

Local Hiring Map (download a PDF version)

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Construction Career Outreach Sessions

Now is the time to prepare for upcoming job opportunities on Central 70 and other local infrastructure projects. Join us to learn the best ways to qualify for, find and keep a career in construction:

  • Learn about upcoming projects and hiring opportunities.
  • Talk with people working in craft or office positions on how they built their success.
  • Learn about industry pathways and advancement.
  • Get connected to local training partners or resources to help you grow your skills.

To register, call 303-352-6028.

CDOT has actively engaged workforce agencies, educational institutions, as well as local non-profit organizations for feedback and discussions in an effort to establish an exceptional workforce development program. This includes assisting community partners to support job readiness, training, and support programs to help individuals in a variety of construction and professional professions.

On-the-Job Training

On-the-job training (OJT) is an official USDOT program targeted to move women, minorities, and disadvantaged individuals into journey-level positions to ensure that a competent workforce is available to meet highway construction hiring needs and to address the historical under-representation of these groups in highway construction skilled crafts. CDOT's contract with the Central 70 Developer includes an OJT goal (set at 200,000 hours). 

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