Transportation Diversity Recruitment Program (TDRP)
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Transportation Diversity Recruitment Program (TDRP) is a unique partnership between MDOT, colleges and universities throughout Michigan that offer valuable on-the-job training and job shadowing to undergraduate students pursuing degrees in engineering or other transportation-related careers.
The goal of the TDRP is to recruit and expose underrepresented groups of students to transportation-specific career opportunities. While participating in this program, students will develop professional competence, long-range career goals, integrate work experiences with academic knowledge, establish a professional network, and earn income that can assist with college expenses.
MDOT HBCU TDRP students will work alongside other MDOT-sponsored on-the-job training program participants, internal staff and external professionals who provide engineering, technical, inspection and project management services for state road and bridge projects.
The work period will last 10 weeks per year and include the following:
- Overtime compensation (per union work rules),
- Competitive pay rates,
- Flexible work schedules (contingent upon operational need),
- Double-occupancy housing provided on the campus of a local college or university, and
- Planned activities to explore opportunities within the colleges and universities in the state.
Ebony Alexander, TDRP Program Coordinator
Michigan Department of Transportation
Office of Business Development
425 W. Ottawa Street, PO Box 30050
Lansing, MI 48909