MDOT Taking Applications for Youth Mentoring Program

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Teens can get some job skills training through a summer mentoring program with MDOT.

The Michigan Department of Transportation is now accepting applications for teens who want to learn more about the industry... and get paid while doing it.

The Summer 2013 Youth Development and Mentoring Program includes job training skills, tour of MDOT facilities, first aid/CPR training, college visits, visits to MDOT construction sites, an interviewing and resume writing class, safety training and hands-on engineering opportunities.

Applicants have to be at least 16 years old and have at least a 2.5 GPA. All applicants must also provide a work permit and pass a pre-employment drug test.

Teens will be assigned to a crew, which is made up of one supervisor and two to three workers. Some of the expected responsibilities include litter pickup, erosion control, park and rest area maintenance, weed and brush cutting. Crew workers will be paid between $7.50 and $8/hour.

Applications are due by April 13. Contact James Jackson at 517-750-0433 or email at to apply for the Youth Development and Mentoring Program.

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