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Southwest Region Transportation Career Pathways Program

Welcome to the MDOT Transportation Career Pathways Program - Southwest Region

Are you ready to embark on a rewarding career journey with MDOT in Southwest Region? Apply today and choose your preferred track to let us know your interested in the Transportation Career Pathways Program. Your future to a fulfilling career in transportation starts here!

Start your career journey today!

Explore exciting opportunities available in our region-specific tracks!


Transportation Maintenance Worker (TMW) Track
As a TMW participant, you'll engage in hands-on work related to the upkeep and maintenance of transportation infrastructure. From roadways to bridges, you'll play a crucial role in ensuring safe and efficient travel within our region.

  • Up to one participant at the Jones, Kalamazoo, Niles, and Sawyer garages.

Transportation Technician Track
Dive into practical, hands-on or lab-based work focused on becoming a skilled transportation technician. Gain valuable experience in maintaining and improving transportation systems, contributing to the smooth flow of traffic and overall infrastructure reliability.

  • Up to one participant at Kalamazoo TSC, Kalamazoo Lab, Marshall TSC and Coloma Business Office.

Trade-Helper Duties Track
For those exploring various aspects of the transportation industry, this track offers hands-on work related to trade-helper duties. Learn from electricians, maintenance mechanics, and heavy equipment mechanics to discover your specific interest within the diverse field of transportation.

About Southwest Region

The Southwest Region manages more than 3,000 lane-miles of state trunkline in seven counties: Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph and Van Buren. In addition to the region office, there are two transportation service centers, one business office, seven maintenance garages, one special crews garage, one sign shop, one central repair garage, and two welcome centers.