The free April 5 webinar will update attendees on the Highway Construction Workforce Partnership (HCWP), a joint effort of transportation construction industry leaders and local, state, and federal government agencies.

A “HCWP Playbook” was developed based on the experience of pilot programs in six cities and six states on how to match industry employment needs and opportunities with local workforce development resources. This one-hour webinar, which begins at 1 p.m. Eastern, will detail those strategies and outline the partnership’s continuation. Register now for Highway Construction Workforce Partnership: Building the Industry’s Next Generation.

Over the past two years, ARTBA has joined the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA), American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) in the pilots. ARTBA and AGC chapters, state and local Workforce Development Boards, state DOTs, FHWA Divisions and other state and local partners have forged working relationships to identify, train, and place individuals in highway construction jobs.

ARTBA members consider workforce needs a top priority. As our industry and government partners push for continued and expanded investment in highway and bridge projects, there will be even more demands for qualified highway construction workers as well.

FHWA Chief Innovation Officer Anthony (Tony) T. Furst is the webinar’s guest speaker. He provides national leadership and direction to rapidly advance innovative practices and technologies in project delivery at the local, state, and federal levels; and advances innovative practices in workforce development to attract, develop, train, and retain the transportation workforce of the future. ARTBA’s Senior Vice President of Policy Rich Juliano will moderate the session.

All ARTBA members are welcome to participate and ask questions during the webinar. One Professional Development Hour (PDH) will be available, subject to the approval of your governing State Accrediting Agency. If you can’t attend the live webinar, register anyway to receive an email afterward with the recorded audio, visual slides, and speaker biographies.