ConnectU2Jobs Program Employer Partnerships
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ConnectU2Jobs Program Employer Partnerships

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This program would not be successful without community, education, and employer partners. Together, we can provide the necessary services so that trainees can get the most out of this program. Our goal is to graduate all participants into employment, and beyond that, to help them create a life-long career in the highway construction industry.

If interested in joining our current partners, please submit a letter of commitment to TxDOT Civil Rights at the address below or email to

Texas Department of Transportation
Civil Rights Division
125 E. 11th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Program overview

  1. Collaborate and Recruit
    TxDOT and employers will collaborate with ConnectU2Jobs partners to recruit, train, and certify candidates for job readiness.

  2. Provide Earn-While-You-Learn Training
    Participating contractors will provide 240-hour internship opportunities for work-ready participants to earn NCCER Level 1 and Heavy Equipment Operator Certifications at a local college while gaining real-time jobsite experience.

  3. Retain Graduates
    Participants will earn full-time employment with one of several partner employers.

  4. Continue Upskilling Your Workforce
    Employers can continue upskilling their workforce through TxDOT’s On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program and OJT Supportive Services (OJTSS) Program.