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Federal Highway Administration Office of Civil Rights. On-the-Job Training/ Supportive Services Program. New Employee Orientation Workshop. Presented By: Zakiah Latif-Lynch, OJT/SS Program Manager August 6, 2010 .

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Federal Highway AdministrationOffice of Civil Rights

On-the-Job Training/ Supportive Services Program

New Employee Orientation Workshop

Presented By:

Zakiah Latif-Lynch, OJT/SS Program Manager August 6, 2010


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Federal Highway Administration On-the-Job Training Supportive Services Program

In this presentation, we will cover:

  • On-the-Job Training/Supportive Services (OJT/SS)

  • Program Purpose

  • Legislative Authority

  • Regulatory Authority

  • SAFETEA-LU

  • OJT/Supportive Services

  • Solicitation Process

  • OJT/SS Program Challenges

  • Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Fact Sheet


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Federal Highway Administration On-the-Job Training Supportive Services Program

Purpose of the OJT/SS Program

  • Recruit Individuals

  • Train Individuals

  • Employ Women, Minorities, and Disadvantaged Individuals

  • Increase the Effectiveness of ApprovedState Training Programs


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Federal Highway Administration On-the-Job Training Supportive Services Program

Legislative Authority

Title 23, United States Code, Section 140(a)(b)

Nondiscrimination

  • Equal Employment The Secretary shall assure that employment will be provided without regard to race, color creed, national origin, or sex.

  • Use of Funds (National Discretionary)

    The Secretary shall deduct such sums as she/he may deem necessary, not to exceed $10,000,000 per fiscal year.


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Federal Highway Administration On-the-Job Training Supportive Services Program

Regulatory Authority

  • Policy Federal-aid highway construction projects – FHWA requires full utilization of all available training and skill –improvement opportunities to assure the increased participation of minority groups, disadvantaged individuals an women in all phases of the highway construction industry.

Title 23, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 230, - External Programs, Subpart A –EEO on Federal and Federal-aid Construction Contracts (Including Supportive Services)


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Federal Highway Administration On-the-Job Training Supportive Services Program

SAFETEA-LU

  • Section 5204(e) – Subject to project approval by the Secretary, a State may obligate funds apportioned to the State under sections 104(b)(1), 104(b)(2), 104(b)(3), 104(b)(4) and 144(e) for the surface transportation, workforce development, training and education.

  • Federal share of the cost activities carried out is 100 percent.

  • The State is not required to match funds.


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Federal Highway Administration On-the-Job Training Supportive Services Program

Outreach

Recruitment

Job Readiness Assessment

Job Placement

Mentoring

Child Care

Transportation

Mediation

Retention

Follow-up

Training

Life Skills

Skills Improvement

Remedial Education

Technology

On-the-Job

Classroom

Safety

Commercial Drivers License

On-the-Job Training/Supportive Services


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Federal Highway Administration On-the-Job Training Supportive Services Program

Solicitation Process

  • Budgetary Advice

  • Solicitation

  • Selection Criteria

  • Review and Evaluation

  • Panel Rules and Procedures

  • Rating and Ranking

  • Selections

  • Allocations


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Solicitation Process


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Federal Highway Administration On-the-Job Training Supportive Services Program

Who We Serve - OJT/SS Program

  • Welfare, Low-Income and Disadvantaged Individuals

  • Native Americans

  • Ex-Offenders

  • Persons with Limited English Proficiency

  • Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

  • Persons with Disabilities

  • Veterans

  • Youth


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Federal Highway Administration On-the-Job Training Supportive Services Program

Key Components of Statement of Work

  • Scope of Work

  • Purpose Statement

  • Period of Performance

  • Needs Assessment

  • Timeline

  • Performance Goals, Objectives, and Measurements

  • Budget Summary and Narrative

  • Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Report Requirements


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Federal Highway Administration On-the-Job Training Supportive Services Program

OJT/SS Program Challenges

  • Accountability

  • Realize Meaningful Return on Investment

  • Minimize Administrative Cost

  • Limited Funding


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Federal Highway Administration On-the-Job Training Supportive Services Program

FY 2008 -2009 OJT/SS Projects

WA

MT

ME

MN

OR

ID

WI

NY

MI

RI

PA

ID

NV

OH

IL

UT

CO

KS

MO

VA

CA

TN

OK

AZ

NM

SC

AR

AL

GA

TX

FL

HI

PR


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Federal Highway Administration On-the-Job Training Supportive Services Program

Programs Under OJT/SS

Summer

Internship

for Diverse

Program

Group

National

Summer

Transportation

Institute

State

Programs

Unsolicited

Proposals and

Inter-agency Agreements

TransTech

Academy


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Federal Highway Administration On-the-Job Training Supportive Services Program

Number of States & Projects Funded Between FYs 2003-2008


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Federal Highway Administration On-the-Job Training Supportive Services Program

FY 2005-2007 Regional Breakdown of Participants Who Completed the OJT/SS Training Program


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Federal Highway Administration On-the-Job Training Supportive Services Program

Did You Know…

  • 7.7 million employees in the industry and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that another 792,000 new construction jobs will be created in the decade between 2004 and 2014

  • One-third of the nation’s high school students – about 1.2 million each year – leave high school without a diploma. Of those who graduate from high school, only 57% of those who enroll in college will graduate within six years, according to the Alliance for Excellent Education.

According to the 2007AGC Fact Sheet

AGC Fact Sheet on Construction Industry Statistics for 2007


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Federal Highway Administration On-the-Job Training Supportive Services Program

AGC Fact Sheet (Continued)

  • According to the BLS “Job opportunities are expected to be excellent in the construction industry, especially for skilled trade workers.”

  • The BLS has identified construction as the only goods-producing section in which employment is expected to grow between 2002 and 2012.

  • Construction, according to BLS, offers more opportunities than most other industries for individuals who want to own and run their own business, and provides higher earnings than the average for all industries.

AGC Fact Sheet on Construction Industry Statistics for 2007


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Federal Highway Administration On-the-Job Training Supportive Services Program

AGC Fact Sheet (Continued)


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OJT/SSProgramRecommendations

  • Develop a relationship with the State Transportation Agencies

  • Obtain information on the established OJT programs to link it to the OJT/SS program.

  • Increase and/or strengthen existing partnerships with State Transportation Agencies…

    - Federal Agencies

    - Minority Institutions of Higher Education

    - Community-based Organizations

    - Contractors Association Unions


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Federal Highway Administration On-the-Job Training Supportive Services Program

Contact Information

Zakiah Latif-Lynch

OJT/SS Program Manager

[email protected]

Phone: 202-366-1585

Fax: 202-366-1599


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