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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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)

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Solicitation Process

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Federal Highway Administration On-the-Job Training Supportive Services Program Number of States & Projects Funded Between FYs 2003-2008

  16. Federal Highway Administration On-the-Job Training Supportive Services Program FY 2005-2007 Regional Breakdown of Participants Who Completed the OJT/SS Training Program

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. Federal Highway Administration On-the-Job Training Supportive Services Program AGC Fact Sheet (Continued)

  20. 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

  21. Federal Highway Administration On-the-Job Training Supportive Services Program Contact Information Zakiah Latif-Lynch OJT/SS Program Manager Zakiah.Latif-Lynch@dot.gov Phone: 202-366-1585 Fax: 202-366-1599