Youth Mentoring Opportunities in Michigan

By: Wazobia Times Staff


What do you want to be when you grow up? Have you ever thought about Civil Engineering or other areas in the transportation industry? Well this job posting is for you.

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has developed a Youth Development and Mentoring Program (YDMP). This program will help high school students and recent high school graduates improve their awareness of careers in the transportation industry.

Through this opportunity MDOT offers mentoring sessions that teach job and life skills, leadership skills, as well as higher education options.

Participants will have the opportunity to attend the following types of training and mentoring activities:

  • MDOT safety training/orientation
  • College readiness planning
  • Personal finance and accounting
  • Résumé writing and interviewing
  • MDOT Transportation Operations Center tours
  • MDOT road and bridge construction and maintenance project tours
  • College and career fairs
  • University and college tours
  • Visits to state or local libraries, museums, or historical sites
  • Participate in activities at private engineering firms specifically tailored to introduce surveying, concrete testing and analysis, civil engineering, etc.

YDMP allows participants to work for the State of Michigan as Team Members, Team Leaders or Facilitators in various counties across the state.

For full program requirements and to apply go to the YDMP site.

For a list of YDMP job postings for your county click here.

(Most of the job postings close on May 31, 2016 at 5pm.)


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