ODOT BOLI Heavy Highway Workforce Development Program

ODOT BOLI Heavy Highway Workforce Development Program

Akana is working with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) to provide apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship opportunities for women and minorities to work in the heavy highway trade industry.  Services include individual counseling, training and recruitment as well as financial support to apprentices.  To learn more about this program please visit our project website.

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Press Releases

October 15, 2012. Watch the BOLI-ODOT video, “Real Help for Working Oregonians.”Through supportive services contracts with Cooper Zietz Engineers and the Oregon-Southern Idaho Laborers Employers Training Trust, the BOLI-ODOT Heavy Highway Workforce Development Program provides financial support to apprentices to help them succeed.This program is a joint effort to promote a diverse and well-trained workforce for the heavy highway construction industry.  The 8-minute video profiles several apprentices of differing trades whose lives and careers have been positively influenced by the BOLI-ODOT Highway Construction Workforce Development Program.

June 6, 2011. Read BOLI Commissioner Brad Avakian’s Message, “Advancing Employment Opportunities for Oregon”. Topics include:

  • The Brad Tracker
  • Updated PWR Rates to Take Effect on July 1st
  • Avakian Wins Passage of Key Pro-Worker Legislation
  • Legislative Update: BOLI Bills still moving as session winds down
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