ODOT Office of Civil Rights DBE Supportive Services Consulting
Donaldson Enterprises participated as a Senior Instructor to provide training for the ODOT Office of Civil Rights' Workforce Development Program.
With Cooper Zietz Engineers, Inc. we provided outreach to prime and sub-contractors who have worked on ODOT projects, and introduced workforce training materials with the intent of instructing a class composed of project managers, foremen, apprentices, and journey workers with a focus on building long-lasting mentoring relationships. We introduced the program and training materials to contractors, provided classroom training, and provided mentoring and crisis services information to apprentices.
ODOT’s goal in creating the landmark Workforce Development Program was to find, train, and employ a diverse, skilled workforce that is prepared to meet upcoming construction demands. The program is designed to expand diversity in employment, increase apprenticeship participation, and increase training resources and opportunities.