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On-the-Job Training Program

On-the-Job Training (OJT) is a federal program that is required on all Federal-Aid construction projects. CDOT requires its Prime Contractors to provide training aimed at developing full journey workers in a trade or job classification on the awarded project. The minimum number of required training hours is specified in the contract.

CDOT issued an updated OJT Specification in August, and it became effective on all contracts advertised after September 6, 2018.

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The minimum length and type of training for each skilled craft shall be as established in the Contractor's Training Plan, which outlines the training hours the Contractor will provide to meet or exceed the goal set for the project. Failure to comply with OJT requirements may result in the withholding of progress payments and/or the assessment of damages.

Trainees who work on highway construction projects that are federally assisted in whole or in part, and who are not properly enrolled in an OJT program described, will be deemed journey level workers and must be paid FULL Davis-Bacon wages.

Contractors must submit documentation through LCPtracker (or submit the Form 838 to the Regional Civil Rights Office for Local Agency Projects not using LCPtracker).