Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 20

A Fast Track to

Lucrative Asphalt Jobs
The Virginia Education Center for Asphalt Technology (VECAT) is a vocational
development program that is poised to infuse the asphalt industry workforce with
well-rounded, multi-certified employees.

"They are given the
opportunity to work
around the plant, in
the lab and in the
field, giving them
exposure to all areas
of the business."
-Ed Dalrymple Jr.,
President of Chemung
Contracting Corp.

I

t turns out that an auto
mechanic from Pennsylvania
and a cook from California
have a lot in common. Meet
29-year-old Andrew Keat
and 32-year-old Allen Miller, two
driven individuals working as
asphalt apprentices for Chemung
Contracting Corp. in Mitchells, Va.
Both recently moved to Virginia
for family reasons and discovered
unexpected career-changing
opportunities in the asphalt
industry through the Virginia
Education Center for Asphalt
Technology (VECAT).
Just one year into deployment,
VECAT is a vocational development
program made possible by a statefunded grant that opens the door
to individuals wanting to move
into Virginia's fast-paced asphalt
industry. Through a partnership
between the Virginia Asphalt
Association, the Virginia Department
of Transportation (VDOT), and
Germanna Community College
(GCC), VECAT is comprised of three
parts: VDOT Material Certification
School (MCS) courses, an Asphalt
Technology Apprenticeship Program,
and an Asphalt Technologist
associate degree.
The first part of the VECAT
program is the MCS program,

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PHOTO CREDIT: ©VIRGINIA ASPHALT ASSOCIATION

By Carter Iseman

Allen Miller (opposite page) and Andrew Keat
(above) are working as asphalt apprentices
for Chemung Contracting Corp. in Mitchells, Va.

which is comprised of 10 different
asphalt materials related courses.
Students taking these classes
need certifications to work for the
industry, VDOT, or a consultant.
While most are not pursuing the
apprenticeship program or an
associate degree, some are taking
these paths in order to enhance


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018

Chairman’s Commentary
Industry News
Tools for the Trade
A Fast Track to Lucrative Asphalt Jobs
World of Asphalt 2018 Preview
2018 Product / World of Asphalt Preview
Winning the War for Talent
Putting Theory Into Action
Paving Company Wins Big at Super Bowl LII Stadium
Industry Calendar
Index of Advertisers / Advertisers.com
New Section! Perspectives Idaho Materials & Construction (IMC)
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - Intro
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - cover1
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - cover2
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 3
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 7
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 8
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - Chairman’s Commentary
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 10
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 11
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 12
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - Industry News
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 14
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 15
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 16
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 17
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - Tools for the Trade
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 19
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - A Fast Track to Lucrative Asphalt Jobs
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 21
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 22
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 23
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 24
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 25
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - World of Asphalt 2018 Preview
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 27
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 39
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 2018 Product / World of Asphalt Preview
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 42
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 43
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 51
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 52
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 53
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - Winning the War for Talent
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 55
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 56
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 57
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - Putting Theory Into Action
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 59
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 60
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 61
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 62
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 63
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - Paving Company Wins Big at Super Bowl LII Stadium
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - Industry Calendar
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - Index of Advertisers / Advertisers.com
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