Job Opportunities

The Central 70 project is anticipated to provide a variety of employment opportunities from skilled craft positions to administrative support. CDOT is working to maximize these opportunities for Colorado’s workforce through several efforts. 

Local Hiring

CDOT has received approval from the Federal Highway Administration to set a local hiring goal for the Project. This is a new pilot program established by the US Department of Transportation and the first time in CDOT history that such a goal will be applied on a project. CDOT staff has established a local hiring goal (set at 760,000 hours) and associated implementation criteria. A comprehensive workforce assessment prepared by the Community College of Denver helped to inform the local hire goal and geographic area.

Local Hiring Map (download a PDF version)

Construction Career Outreach Sessions

Now is the time to prepare for upcoming job opportunities on Central 70 and other local infrastructure projects. Join us to learn the best ways to qualify for, find, and keep a career in construction:

  • Learn about upcoming projects and hiring opportunities
  • Talk with people working in craft or office positions on how they built their success
  • Learn about industry pathways and advancement
  • Get connected to local training partners or resources to help you grow your skills

To register, contact 303-352-5028

CDOT has actively engaged workforce agencies, educational institutions, as well as local non-profit organizations for feedback and discussions in an effort to establish an exceptional workforce development program. This includes assisting community partners in support job readiness, training, and supportive services program that will assist individuals in a variety of professions.

On-the-Job Training

On-the-job training (OJT) is an official USDOT program targeted to move women, minorities, and disadvantaged individuals into journey-level positions to ensure that a competent workforce is available to meet highway construction hiring needs and to address the historical under-representation of these groups in highway construction skilled crafts. CDOT’s contract with the Central 70 Developer includes On-the-Job Training (OJT) goal (set at 200,000 hours). 

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