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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. Please see below for session dates and locations.

Course Description

This course introduces individuals to potential career opportunities in the highway construction industry. The high-demand for workers has opened program opportunities focused on short-term training leading to long-term employment. You will be introduced to an industry that enables individuals to apply their skills to a wide-range of career opportunities with minimal education and above average income. This is a 4-hour course. Participants will be required to complete all modules. Links to additional resources will be available at the end of this course.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will:

  • Learn about career pathways, training programs, and high-demand job needs
  • Understand job safety in the highway construction industry
  • Explore what is effective communication and why it is vital to project success
  • Interpret basic expectations and requirements of employability in the industry
  • Identify and value the diverse experiences, perspectives, and beliefs of people in the highway construction industry

Training Modules

Module 1: Highway Construction Industry

This module will provide an overview of opportunities for those interested in a long-term career in the highway construction industry in South Dakota. A general overview of basic highway construction terminology and equipment will be offered.

Module 2: Safety in the Highway Construction Industry

This module focuses on safety programs and practices. Topics covered will include job site hazards, personal protective equipment, spotting signals and communication, traffic and pedestrian routing strategies, and obstacles unique to working in remote locations.

Module 3: Effective Construction Communication Skills

This module emphasizes the importance of effective communication in the successful completion of construction projects. Topics include teamwork and relationship building, cultural diversity, critical thinking and problem solving, job skills to ensure success, and challenges in a highway construction job.

Module 4: Career Pathways

This module focuses on finding and pursuing a career in the highway construction industry with minimal training or experience. We’ll discuss various training and job opportunities, skills to assist in applying for and landing a job, and valuable resources for training, funding, and employment opportunities.

Dates and Locations

If you have any questions regarding the training session dates and locations, please contact Project Solutions, Inc. directly at (605) 737-0377 or SDRoads2Jobs@projectsolutionsinc.com.

Rapid City

Session will take place on Monday, March 25th at Project Solutions, Inc.’s home office location.

Project Solutions, Inc.
505 Kansas City St.
Rapid City, SD 57701

Register now for the Rapid City session.

Sioux Falls

Session will take place on Wednesday, March 27th at the Sioux Falls Department of Labor and Regulation building.

South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation
811 E 10th St #41
Sioux Falls, SD 57103

Register now for the Sioux Falls session.

Sisseton Wahpeton

Session will take place on Thursday, March 28th at the Sisseton Wahpeton TERO Office.

Sisseton Wahpeton TERO Office
45600 Tiospa Zina Drive
Agency Village, SD 57262

Register now for the Sisseton Wahpeton session.

Rapid City

Project Solutions, Inc.
505 Kansas City St
Rapid City, SD 57701

 

 

Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls Department of Labor and Regulation
811 E 10th St #41
Sioux Falls, SD 57103

 

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate

Sisseton Wahpeton TERO Office
45600 Tiospa Zina Drive
Agency Village, SD 57262