Jobs in Road and Bridge Construction
Transportation construction is essential to Florida’s future and creates paths to rewarding and successful careers!
Statewide Workforce Development Program
The Statewide Workforce Development Program for road and bridge construction was created under Florida Senate Bill 7068, which was signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis on May 19, 2019. The legislative goal was the “expansion of a more robust workforce development program within the FDOT, by prioritizing training and recruiting workers to support construction of multi-use infrastructure and facilities accommodating emerging technologies to facilitate creation of a better trained workforce throughout the state, and particularly within communities in which the FDOT constructs projects.”
The legislation authorized funding for the Statewide Workforce Development program at $2.5 million a year for Fiscal Years 2020, 2021 and 2022.
The Statewide Workforce Development Program provides opportunities to build successful careers and improve lives. Through the program, the Florida Department of Transportation works with community partners to connect adult jobseekers with contractors who are hiring for road and bridge construction projects. The program also informs students about pathways to careers in the transportation industry.
The program objectives are:
- Attracting adult workers and students to a career in road and bridge construction
- Recruiting workforce to meet the current and future needs of the transportation construction industry
- Training the construction workforce in traditional and emerging construction methods and techniques
- Providing support services to remove barriers for workers to be successful in pursuing a career in road and bridge construction.