06.14.16

Daines Announces $400,000 for Blackfeet Community College

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced $400,000 in funding for the Blackfeet Community College (BCC) to train students on heavy equipment to complete highway construction projects.

“It’s critical we support Montana students with necessary training programs to assist them in getting good-paying jobs upon graduation,” Daines stated. “I’m excited that Blackfeet Community College will have additional funds to help their students succeed.” 

The Montana Department of Transportation and BCC’s Workforce Highway Construction Training seeks to train 45 local community members in Commercial Drivers License, Heavy Equipment and Flagger to meet the growing demand of the highway construction projects on the Blackfeet Reservation over the course of this three year project.

The On-the-Job Training and Supportive Services (OJT/SS) was established (23 CFR Part 230) to supplement the OJT Program and support State Transportation Agencies’ training programs by providing services to highway construction contractors and assistance to highway construction apprentices and trainees 

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