ORS 184.866¹
Highway construction workforce development

(1) Of the federal funds received each biennium by the Department of Transportation pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 140(b), the department shall expend one-half of one percent up to an amount of $2.1 million to increase diversity in the highway construction workforce and prepare individuals interested in entering the highway construction workforce by conducting the activities described in subsection (3) of this section.

(2) Nothing in subsection (1) of this section prohibits the department from expending moneys from sources other than those specified in subsection (1) of this section for the activities described in subsection (3) of this section.

(3) The department shall use the federal funds specified in subsection (1) of this section to provide:

(a) Preapprenticeship programs;

(b) Preemployment counseling;

(c) Orientations on the highway construction industry;

(d) Basic skills improvement classes;

(e) Career counseling;

(f) Remedial training;

(g) Entry requirements for training programs;

(h) Supportive services and assistance with transportation;

(i) Child care and other special needs; and

(j) Job site mentoring and retention services.

(4) The department shall submit a report to the Legislative Assembly no later than December 1 of each even-numbered year. The report shall contain:

(a) An analysis of the results of the department’s activities described in subsection (3) of this section; and

(b) A description of:

(A) The amount available to the department from federal funds for the activities described in subsection (3) of this section and the amount expended by the department for those activities; and

(B) The performance outcomes achieved from each activity including the numbers of persons receiving services, training and employment. [2009 c.822 §1; 2011 c.445 §1; 2013 c.673 §1]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 184—Administrative Services and Transportation Departments, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors184.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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