Construction Career Awareness Sessions
The South Dakota Department of Transportation has been selected as a pilot state for the Highway Construction Workforce Project. We are here to recruit and educate hard working, reliable people for construction careers that are available in the state. The Highway Construction Awareness Course will give some insight into what these jobs have to offer and can connect you with contractors looking for potential On-the-Job trainees. For more information on the Highway Construction Awareness Course, including session dates, locations, and registration, please visit the session details page.
- Contract Laborers start at $14-18/hour with benefits! Experienced workers earn $18-22/hour.
- Concrete Finishers start at $16-21/hour with benefits! Experienced workers earn $24-35/hour.
- Heavy Equipment Operators start at $16-24/hour with benefits! Experienced workers earn $24-35/hour.
- Carpenters start at $14-22/hour with benefits! Experienced workers earn $22-31/hour.
Various state agencies provide access to important resources which may help ensure participants are able to complete the program and start their new career. This includes transportation, child care, and housing resources. To learn more, visit the resources page.