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Texas Construction Career Academies to Continue this Summer

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AUSTIN – A pre-employment training and recruitment program academy will open its doors this month to individuals who are interested in pursuing a construction-related career.

The Texas Construction Career Academy (TCCA) will hold a training class from July 6 through 17 in Dallas at Paul Quinn College, 3837 Simpson Stuart Road. Academy classes are open to the public. There are five two-week sessions scheduled statewide in Dallas, Houston, Bryan, Tyler and San Antonio.

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the Texas Transportation Institute partnered to develop the recruitment and training program designed to provide participants with an understanding of construction, as well as provide participants with transportation assistance and employment physicals. The academy will also host job fairs at the end of each session where contractors and potential employees will be introduced for potential job placement.

Contractors attending the program can demonstrate good faith in meeting equal employment opportunity objectives and, when needed, can help fill positions in under-represented areas.

The career academies will continue through October. Classes will be held at the following locations:

Paul Quinn College, 3837 Simpson Stuart Road, Dallas, July 6 – 17

Barbara Jordan and Mickey Leland Policy Center at Texas Southern University, 3100

Cleburne Street, Houston, August 3 – 14

LaSalle Hotel, 120 South Main Street, Bryan, August 24 – September 4

Texas College, 2404 N Grand Avenue, Tyler, September 14 – 25

H.B. Zachry Training Center, 9350 South Presa, San Antonio, October 12 – 23

Go to

http://www.texasconstructioncareeracademy.org/ for more information and to download an application.

The Texas Department of Transportation

The Texas Department of Transportation is responsible for maintaining nearly 80,000 miles of road and for supporting aviation, rail and public transportation across the state. TxDOT and its 15,000 employees strive to empower local leaders to solve local transportation problems, and to use new financial tools, including tolling and public-private partnerships, to reduce congestion and pave the way for future economic growth while enhancing safety, improving air quality and preserving the value of the state's transportation assets. Find out more at



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