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Program aims to help Marylanders train for transportation jobs

December 08, 2011

A new training program designed to give Maryland residents the skills needed to secure jobs in the transportation field was announced Wednesday by Maryland Department of Transportation Secretary Beverley K. Swaim-Staley.

The BuildUp training program, based at the State Highway Administration, will prepare 150 participants for transportation careers in one of three primary tracks: construction craft skills, Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) systems and accredited CDL (commercial driving license) preparation.

Training programs are planned for spring, summer and fall sessions. Participants will be paid for training.

Those eligible to apply include the currently unemployed, minorities, women and those who are economically and socially disadvantaged. Applications will be available for download on the State Highway Administration website and may be submitted between Dec. 15 and Jan. 15, 2012. Selected candidates will be offered free transportation where available.

A unique aspect of the training opportunity includes an emphasis on job placement assistance through networking, job fairs and on-the-job training.

Those interested in applying can find out more information about the program at www.roads.maryland.gov under the news section or by sending email inquiries to shabuildup@sha.state.md.us or by calling 1-888-545-0098.

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