Providing OpportunitiesWounded veterans who cannot return to their previous civilian jobs after serving in combat can find placement opportunities with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) through a grant provided by the Federal Highway Administration. This program is being implemented to meet the employment needs of returning wounded veterans of the armed forces as they transition into the civilian workforce.
Opportunities to Work - Learn - Earn Placement depends upon the veteran's knowledge, skills and abilities. Possible fields include aeronautics, engineering, finance, maintenance, planning, project management and research.
Benefits of the Program
This program affords Michigan wounded veterans opportunities to enhance current job skills while developing new ones. Additional benefits include:
Positions will be filled with local veterans, keeping them close to home or where they receive rehabilitation.
Veterans can compete for MDOT jobs or develop skills for jobs outside the department.
Veterans will be compensated at an hourly rate determined by the skill sets involved and particular position.
Veterans will be provided proper training and leadership.
Veterans will be provided reasonable accommodations.
Who Can ApplyMichigan residents who are honorably discharged wounded veterans with physical or psychological wounds are eligible. While the program is intended primarily to serve veterans of U.S. operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, it is not limited to veterans of those operations. MDOT is partnering with veteran service-related organizations throughout Michigan to implement this program.
To Apply Contact the MDOT Office of Human Resources:
Michigan Department of Transportation
Office of Human Resources
425 West Ottawa St.
P.O. Box 30050
Lansing, MI 48909