The Associated General Contractors of Wyoming in conjunction with the Wyoming Department of Transportation(WYDOT) has established a Federal On-the-Job Training Program (OJT) in accordance with regulations of the DOT at 23 CFR Part 230, Subpart A, Equal Employment Opportunity on Federal and Federal-Aid Construction Contracts. It is the policy of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to require full utilization of all available training and skill-improvement opportunities to assure the increased participation of minority groups and disadvantaged persons and women in all phases of the highway construction industry. Pursuant to 23 CFR Part 230, Subpart A, Appendix B – Training Special Provisions, this program provides on-the-job training aimed at developing full journeymen in the type of trade or job classification involved.
Multiple Training Classifications Offered
The following list is not all inclusive, please see the OJT Program Manual for all Training Classifications offered. If there is a classification you would like to see offered, please reach out to our office.
Power Equipment Operator
Frequently Asked Questions
How many trainees do I need?
Companies are required to have trainees in a WYDOT approved training if they are planning to bid and be awarded Federal-aid highway construction contracts. The number of trainees required is based on the companies total Gross Reciepts averaged over a three year period.
|Company’s Total Gross Receipts averaged over the past Three Years||Required Trainees within the Overall Company Workforce|
|$1,000,000.00 THRU $5,000,000.00||1 Trainee|
|$5,000,001.00 THRU $10,000,000.00||2 Trainees|
|$10,000,001.00 THRU $20,000,000.00||3 Trainees|
|$20,000,001.00 >||4 Trainees|
How much do I need to pay trainees?
Trainees shall be paid a progressively increasing schedule of wages during the training program based on the acquisition of increased skill and competencies. These rates are based on a percentage of each individual employer’s journey person wage paid workers in each specific training classification. In no case will the starting wage rate pay less than the current Federal minimum wage.
Any trainee working on a federally or state funded or assisted project must be paid the prevailing wage for their classification as set forth by the Davis-Bacon Act. The Employer shall not pay less than the rates listed in the county that they are working. For the most up to date wage rates, go to https://beta.sam.gov/search?index=wd.
Is there any classroom hours required in this program?
The short answer is: no! This new program is strictly an On-The-Job training program that allows employers to train their employees/trainees in the field/shop.
How do I report and track hours? And, who do I send this information too?
Employers are required to submit a Monthly Status report for every trainee they have enrolled in the OJT Program. These forms request training and non-training hours towards the trainees training classification. These forms will be submitted monthly to the AGC of Wyoming office either by mail (PO Box 965 Cheyenne WY 82003) or emailing them to email@example.com.
I am a trainee and I think I have been subjected to discrimination, what do I do next?
It is against the law for a sponsor of a federally approved training program to discriminate against a trainee applicant or trainee based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, age (40 years or older), genetic information, or disability. The sponsor must ensure equal opportunity regarding all terms, conditions, and privileges associated with the program.
FILING A DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINT
If you think that you have been subjected to discrimination, you may file a complaint within 300 days from the date of the alleged discrimination or failure to follow the equal opportunity standards with:
Associated General Contractors of Wyoming, PO Box 965, Cheyenne, WY 82003, (307)632-0573, Executive Director Katie Legerski
You may also be able to file complaints directly with the Wyoming Department of Transportation. If those offices have jurisdiction over the sponsor/employer, their contact information is:
WYDOT Office of Civil Rights, 5300 Bishop Blvd., Cheyenne, WY 82009-3340,
(307)777-4457, Office of Civil Rights Program Manager Lisa Fresquez
Each complaint filed must be made in writing and include the following information:
- Complainant’s name, address, and telephone number, or other means of contact, for contacting the complainant.
- The identity of the respondent (i.e. the name, address, and telephone number of the individual or entity that the complainant alleges is responsible for the discrimination).
- A short description of the events that the complainant believes were discriminatory, including but not limited to when the events took place, what occurred, and why the complainant believes the actions were discriminatory (for example, because of his/her race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, national origin, age (40 or older), genetic information, or disability).
- The complainant’s signature or the signature of the complainant’s authorized representative.