June 10, 2019
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Workforce Development Outreach: Creating Awareness in our Communities 

As creating workforce awareness continues to become a larger part of our industry’s recruiting efforts, OCA wants our members to know that your work to engage the next generation is making a difference around the state. 

We recently asked the membership to share individual outreach actions they are taking to make young people aware of career opportunities in our industry. After reviewing the many emails submitted, it was clear that collectively we are making a huge reach around the state when it comes to promoting heavy highway careers. 

Here is one of the actions shared, with others to be included in future e-newsletters along with being published in the bi-monthly OC magazine. 

Company: The Beaver Excavating Company 
Event: Girl Up 
Action to create awareness: Girl Up is an event sponsored by the United Way and local businesses to bring awareness of career opportunities to 7th and 8th Grade girls in the Canton and surrounding School Districts. Many of these girls have never had exposure to the world of construction and the careers that they could consider. Beaver is very involved in this program and delivers a message that you could consider the trades as an occupation as well as the more traditional careers within the construction industry. Beaver helps educate young women that there are high paying jobs out there and a college education is not necessarily required to land one! Beaver's part of the program is presented by all female employees including those in the role of: Vice President, Project Manager, Administrative Assistant, Safety Specialist, Environmental Engineer, Operating Engineer, Apprenticeship Training Coordinator, Carpenter, Laborer, Diesel Mechanic and EEO Officer. Sustainability of the individuals that work in our industry is our focus of these events

Women from Beaver Excavating Company participate in the Canton-area’s Girl Up program to bring awareness of career opportunities to middle school students.

ODOT & InfoTech seek input on Prompt Pay application 

Info Tech is working with Ohio Department of Transportation to better understand issues related to subcontractor payment tracking and reporting. It is very short and should only take a few minutes to complete. OCA requests that you have your person in charge of subcontractor payments visit the link below and complete the survey, which may help streamline the process down the road. Thank you for your cooperation!


Ohio EPA Accepting Grant Applications for Diesel Mitigation Trust Fund Monies

Ohio EPA has opened the 2019 application cycle for the Diesel Mitigation Trust Fund, supported with dollars from Ohio's share of the Volkswagen settlement. The Request for Applications is posted here. Owners of eligible medium and heavy duty diesel fleets in 26 Ohio priority counties are invited to apply for grants to re-power or replace aging diesel vehicles and equipment with new clean diesel or alternative fuel (CNG, LNG, propane, diesel electric hybrid) or all-electric vehicles and equipment. A total of $15 million is available for grant awards between $50,000 and $2 million. All projects required a minimum match of 25 percent, with larger matches required for some project categories. Grant applications must be submitted online no later than 3 p.m. on Friday August 2. 

Ohio EPA will offer two webinars for those interested in applying, on Wednesday June 5 at 10:30 a.m. and Tuesday June 11 at 10:30 a.m.. Program staff will explain project eligibility, the application process, and changes from Ohio's 2018 application cycle. Register online. It is not necessary to attend more than one webinar. Slides from the webinars will be posted to this website, along with answers to questions received. The Q&A list will be updated regularly while the grant cycle is open

ODOT Sets DBE Goal Setting Public Input Meetings 

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is in the process of developing its Federal Fiscal Year 2020 through 2022 Triennial DBE Goals, which are required by the Code of Federal Regulation 49, Part 26. Through this process, ODOT is establishing two separate DBE goal methodologies – one for contracts funded by Federal Highway and one for Federal Transit. 

For more information click here 

Your comments and feedback are important. Please register for one of the following Public Meeting location and times. (Registration is not required) 

June 24th Columbus 10:00am – 12:00pm 

June 25th Cleveland 12:00pm – 2:00pm 

June 26th Toledo 10:00am – 12:00pm 

June 27th Cincinnati 10:00am – 12:00pm 

June 27th Dayton 2:00pm – 4:00pm 

ODOT Announces Work Type 57 Concrete Sealer Training Dates 

Registration is currently open for the following sessions of Work Type 57 Concrete Sealer Training.

July 15:  In-person (Columbus) – Click here to register 
               Webcast (Garfield Heights) – Click here to register 
               Webcast (Lebanon) – Click here to register 

November 19: In-person (Columbus) – Click here to register 
               Webcast (Garfield Heights) – Click here to register 
               Webcast (Lebanon) – Click here to register 

To access a PDF flyer for this training, click here
To view all courses that are currently available for enrollment, click here
If you have any questions regarding the online registration process, please contact Ohio LTAP by phone or email. 

The Ohio LTAP Center 
1980 W. Broad Street, Mail Stop #1240 
Columbus, OH 43223 
614-387-7359 or 1-877-800-0031 (Toll Free) 
email: ltap@dot.state.oh.us 
website: http://www.dot.state.oh.us/ltap

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