MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Fifty residents in 16 South Carolina counties will be eligible to receive training in the field of highway construction.
The South Carolina DOT recently awarded a grant to be used to train unemployed, underemployed, minorities, women and disadvantaged people for jobs in highway construction, according to a news release from the department.
The Transportation Careers Training Program grant was awarded to A2 consulting, a Rock-Hill-based disadvantage business enterprise, and will provide pre-employment training, heavy equipment operator training and commercial drivers' license training for 50 individuals, the release states.
Individuals must reside in Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry, Marion, Marlboro, Orangeburg and Williamsburg counties.
"A key challenge employers face today is finding candidates who have the skills needed to become employed in the highway construction industry," SCDOT officials stated in the news release. "The TCTP will provide opportunities for individuals to gain a construction-related skill, which will increase the opportunity for them to have a career in the highway construction industry."