Vermont Agency of Transportation Launches Online Applications for Diversity Employment Programs

The Vermont Agency of Transportation has recently launched online applications for women and minority residents of Vermont interested in obtaining training programs, employment opportunities, and support services in highway construction.

Employment Diversity in Highway Construction (EDHC) provides several programs to assist Vermont residents in workforce training and job placement. The new online format allows applicants to submit applications from their home computer or smartphone for On the Job Training, Commercial Driver Training Funding, and Highway Construction Training Subsidies.

The new online applications for the EDHC programs provide Vermont residents with increased access to these important employment diversity services and allow the Agency of Transportation to more quickly receive and process applications to better connect applicants with potential employment services, says Beth Meyer-Ehrich, Civil Rights Program Manager with the Agency of Transportation.

Currently, the Agency of Transportation receives approximately 100 paper-based applications for EDHC programs each year, a number it hopes to see increase as online access makes the application process quicker for Vermont residents. The forms were developed in conjunction with Vermont Information Consortium, LLC, a digital government services partner with the State of Vermont.

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Each of the online applications for the EDHC programs can be found on the website for the Agency of Transportation.

On -the-Job Training (OJT) Training Program Apply for paid training positions on highway construction projects. http://vtrans.vermont.gov/civil-rights/employment/edhc/ojt

Commercial Driver Training (CDL) Funding Apply for up to $1,500 to help cover the costs of CDL classes. http://vtrans.vermont.gov/civil-rights/employment/edhc/cdl

Highway Construction Training Apply for highway construction training classes at a discounted rate of $25 per class. http://vtrans.vermont.gov/civil-rights/employment/edhc/training

About Vermont Information Consortium

Vermont Information Consortium (http://www.Vermont.gov) is the official eGovernment partner for the State of Vermont. Managed through a unique public-private partnership, the Montpelier company builds and manages interactive government services on behalf of the state and is a wholly owned subsidiary of eGovernment firm NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV).

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NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV) is the nations premier provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government interactions more accessible for everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies has developed a library of more than 13,000 digital government services for more than 6,000 federal, state, and local government agencies. Among these solutions is the ground-breaking personal assistant for government, Gov2Go, delivering citizens personalized reminders and a single platform for all government interactions. More information is available at www.egov.com.

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