Quest has demonstrated experience supporting and providing recruitment and workforce development assistance to road construction contractors statewide on behalf of the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) OnBoard4Jobs Construction Careers Program. Representing Construction Careers at nearly 200 events since 2014, including participation in Construction Career Days (CCD) for high school students and targeted job fairs across Florida, We have worked with contractors to fill available positions. One of the primary goals is to increase the number of minorities and females on federal- and state-funded road building contracts.
Our team began the Construction Careers Program with FDOT, creating the OnBoard4Jobs brand and then developing awareness of the brand and its meaning among contractors throughout the state. Now the program boasts partnerships with 55 road construction contractors and has developed relationships with government agencies, community organizations, technical colleges and more to help bridge the skills gap and recruit viable job candidates.
The statewide OnBoard4Jobs Construction Careers database system is used to maintain pertinent contractor and job seeker information, and track and match job seekers with available positions. The database system also has the ability to track log ins and contractors can request additional information on job seekers.
We have hosted job fairs across Florida including: Brooksville, Broward County, Jacksonville, Orlando, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Tampa and Miami, and know how to effectively communicate and reach targeted stakeholders: veterans, minorities and women. The Construction Careers program is now an essential tool in the recruitment tool kits for numerous construction firms seeking skilled and entry-level workers.
Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)
WHAT WE DID
Branding / Web Design / Print Design / Media Outreach