The District Department of Transportation announces the launch of the Progressive Partners' Program (PPP), a comprehensive pre-employment/pre-apprenticeship training program for highway construction jobs. DC residents may apply at United Planning Organization (UPO), 3rd Street & Rhode Island Avenue, NW, this Saturday, January 25, 11 am–2 pm, and Monday–Friday, January 27–31.
The Progressive Partners' Program, supported by a $141,000 grant from the Federal Highway Administration, is aimed at women, minorities, TANF recipients and the unemployed needing job skills. During the 16-week program, participants undergo vocational and pre-apprenticeship and pre-employment training and instruction with life management skills, workplace literacy and on-the-job and tools activities. Support services include assistance with housing, health care, childcare, transportation and job placement.
The Progressive Partners are DDOT, UPO and the Francis L. Greenfield Laborer's Training and Apprenticeship Institute, a union sponsored agency.
For more information contact: UPO at (202) 238-4694 or DDOT at (202) 671-3494.