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Highway construction job training open to several SC counties

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COLUMBIA, SC (WTOC) -

Fifty residents from 16 counties around South Carolina may be eligible for pre-job training, heavy equipment operator training and commercial drivers' license training for highway construction work.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation recently awarded a Transportation Careers Training Program one-year grant to A2 Consulting.

The grant funds will be used to train unemployed, underemployed, minorities, women and disadvantaged job seekers for transportation-related jobs in the field of highway construction.

The grant provides job training, heavy equipment operator training and commercial drivers' license training for 50 people. Participants must live in Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry, Marion, Marlboro, Orangeburg and Williamsburg counties.

The program will provide the opportunity to get a commercial drivers' license, certification as a heavy equipment operator and National Center for Construction Education and Research certification.

For more details contact Christel Allen from A2 Consulting, at 803.329.4470, or email at callen@a2consulting.us.

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