When I-84 Hartford and other large highway projects begin construction, they will employ thousands of workers in Connecticut.
The Connecticut Department of Transportation will help get jobs in locals’ hands by:
- Developing training programs for in-demand jobs
- Hosting and promoting hiring fairs and community events (in coming years)
- Encouraging contractors to recruit locally
These jobs will be needed as we near construction, and there is an anticipated shortage in these fields.
- Operating Engineers
- Truck Drivers
Interested in working on I-84 or other highway construction projects? Take these steps to prepare!
- Obtain your GED or diploma
- Determine field of interest
- Research training programs
- Learn about union apprenticeship programs
- Attend a jobs fair or community event
- Contact the On-the-Job Training Program Coordinator at 860-594-2178
Reach out to these unions to learn more and expand your network:
For business owners and managers seeking I-84 construction work
Is your firm certified in the Connecticut Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program (DBE)?
Large highway construction projects have a DBE goal. Only DBE certified firms are eligible to satisfy the goal.
To be eligible for DBE opportunities for this project or other CTDOT contracting opportunities, please contact the DBE Certification Manager at 860-594-2171.