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

Solicitation for OJT/SS Funding

Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) has received $61,551.87 in On-The-Job Training Supportive Services (OJT/SS) funding from the Federal Highway Administration and is seeking solicitation for these funds. These funds are meant to increase the effectiveness of approved on-the-job training programs, particularly their effectiveness in providing meaningful training opportunities for minorities, women, and the disadvantaged on Federal-aid highway projects. MDT's Statement of Work (SOW) and Solicitation Notice contains more information about the program requirements. SOW's must be emailed to and by February 23, 2018.

The On-the-Job Training Supportive Service (OJT/SS) program is funded with federal dollars and ran by MDT. The primary objective of OJT/SS is to increase the overall effectiveness of MDT's OJT program in connection with Federal-aid highway construction projects, and to seek other ways to increase the training opportunities for women, minorities, and disadvantaged individuals.

For the 2017-2018 school year, MDT partnered with Fort Peck Community College's Truck Driving, Heavy Equipment, and Electrical Line Worker Programs and Salish Kootenai College's Highway Construction Training Program to increase training opportunities for women, minorities, and disadvantaged individuals in the highway construction industry.

To further increase training opportunities, MDT partnered with Blackfeet Community College's Truck Driving, Heavy Equipment, and Flagging Programs through the 2019 school year.

Helpful Links

Fort Peck Community College

Salish Kootenai College

Blackfeet Community College

On-the-Job Training (OJT)

The On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program is a Federal program run through MDT to establish apprenticeship and training programs 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.

Projects with OJT requirements are outlined in the bid and contract documents. For each trainee, the contractor must fill out the following form:


Chris Ferguson
Contractor Compliance Specialist
406-444-6945 |
TTY: 800-335-7592
Fax: 406-444-7243