The Alabama Department of Transportation has undertaken
an aggressive program to provide technical expertise
and management training to business entities that qualify
as disadvantaged business enterprises. The programs
are geographically located in the northern, central
and south central parts of the state. To achieve the
goal of the provision of such assistance to DBE’s throughout
the state, ALDOT has contracted with four (4) Historical
Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s), as well as
the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The primary
goals of the programs are to increase the level of DBE
participation in the Highway construction industry.
ALDOT has entered into various contractual agreements with the following institutions; Stillman College, Tuskegee University, Alabama State University, Alabama A&M University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The agreements basically provide that the institutions will provide technical and management assistance, in conjuncture with workshops and classroom training to certified DBE’s and potential DBE’s. The assistance is designed to enhance the DBE’s skills and knowledge in the transportation and highway construction industry and in becoming viable independent contractors.
For information regarding the supportive services programs, contact Debra Pelt at (334) 244-6265.