Training Academy Helps State Road Workers Launch Their Careers

Training will center on both job skills and hands-on technical training both in the classroom and in a practical setting.

📅   Tue October 03, 2017 - National Edition
Emily Buenzle


During an eight-week training period, crews will learn and meet the requirements of contractors who have been given road construction projects through NCDOT, The News Herald reported.
During an eight-week training period, crews will learn and meet the requirements of contractors who have been given road construction projects through NCDOT, The News Herald reported.

A new construction training program is coming to North Carolina. The state's Department of Transportation recently gave a contract to the Olive Hill Community Economic Development Corporation, Inc., to start a Highway Construction and Trades Academy in the area.

During an eight-week training period, crews will learn and meet the requirements of contractors who have been given road construction projects through NCDOT, The News Herald reported.

Training will center on both job skills and hands-on technical training both in the classroom and in a practical setting, and will focus on jobs like:

  • equipment operator
  • laborer
  • carpenter
  • truck driver
  • iron worker
  • cement mason
  • flagger
  • Students will also learn about safety and how to find a job and launch their careers in highway construction, The News Herald reported.

    There will be an information session about the academy on Thursday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m. at the Burke Mission Station, 305 W. Union St., Morganton, NC. Students can register for the academy then, or call 828-433-8075 ext. 244 or 244.