Construction job training and placement for women, BIPOC community

(ABC 6 News) – The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) are teaming up to get more workers in the construction industry, especially in highway heavy construction.

This collaboration has been going on for over 20 years and gives extensive training and job placement without a college degree for people who apply.

"When you think about the construction industry, this is typically an industry that does not have a history of hiring from those communities. So, this particular program is really important to really diversify the workforce," Jeremiah Carter, Program Services Manager with DEED, said.

To be eligible you have to identify as a member of an ethnic minority group and/or woman, have a high school diploma or GED, have a valid Minnesota driver’s license and a car with insurance.

Three to five weeks of extensive training and job search assistance/ placement is provided by DEED.

If you are interested, apply here.