ConnectU2Jobs Program
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ConnectU2Jobs (CU2J) is a Highway Construction Workforce Partnership pilot program created to fill a need for a skilled highway construction workforce. The current focus of CU2J is to connect justice-involved young adults to job training, life skills coaching, and job placement. Participants also receive family supportive services such as health services, access to food pantries, and referrals for community-based childcare. To ensure success, CU2J includes a variety of partners, such as community organizations, education agencies, and industry employers.


CU2J is the first step in creating a sustainable pipeline of skilled workforce for the transportation industry which is critical to maintain safe roads in Texas.

Interested in becoming a program partner? Find more information here.

Trainee Prerequisites

  • Between the ages of 18 and 24
  • Authorized to work in the United States
  • Hold a Texas Driver's License or have the ability to obtain one (resources available)
  • Must have a valid Social Security card
  • Resident of Dallas County
  • Able to pass a drug test
  • Economically disadvantaged, first-time offender, disconnected youth, or has criminal history (cannot be a violent offender)
  • Not a current Dallas College student enrolled in courses

Program Timeline

  • 10 weeks of classroom and on-the-job training
  • Six months of full-time earn-while-you-learn training with employer partner

Upcoming Cohorts

If you are interested in signing up for an upcoming session and you meet the criteria above, please submit an interest form.

Date Location Description Application Deadline
June 21, 2022
Dallas Heavy Equipment Operator/Loader Please submit an interest form by May 23, 2022.
Sept. 12, 2022 Dallas Heavy Equipment Operator/Loader Please submit an interest form by Aug. 22, 2022.



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