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April 22, 2024


Michael Frezell
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MDOT’s Transportation Career Pathways Program
promotes career advancement in transportation

Fast facts:

  • MDOT’s Transportation Career Pathways Program (TCPP) provides those interested in a transportation-related career with opportunities for hand-on experience.
  • The TCPP runs from May through September.
  • Participants must be at least 18 years old and possess a valid driver’s license. 

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has announced the launch of its Transportation Career Pathways Program (TCPP), a dynamic initiative designed to equip individuals with hands-on experience and propel their careers forward in the transportation sector.

Running from May through September, the TCPP provides participants with the unique opportunity to explore various career paths, including transportation maintenance worker, transportation technician, and skilled trades helper positions. Through practical work and introduction to diverse transportation functions, participants will gain valuable skills and insights into this ever-evolving field. Participants must be 18 years old prior to the start of the program, possess a valid driver’s license, and will work 40 hours a week. Participants may join later in the season (most finish by September) and can expect to earn up to $17.50 an hour.

“The TCPP is an exceptional paid internship opportunity to gain on-the-job experience in transportation careers at MDOT,” said State Transportation Director Brad C. Wieferich. “This program empowers participants to build a strong foundation for their professional journeys while contributing to the continued development of our communities.”

The program is available in the following MDOT regions: BayNorthMetroSouthwestSuperior, and University. For more information and to apply, go to