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Transportation Diversity Recruitment Program (TDRP)

TDRP interns taking measurements at the M-8 (Davison Freeway) project in Detroit.
Department of Transportation

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.

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Contact Us

James Jackson
TDRP Program Coordinator
Phone: 517-206-9369
Fax: 517-335-6859 

Your Future Begins Here

Are you interested in real-world experience and on-the-job training? If so, learn how MDOT's TDRP offers HBCU students a way to put what they are learning in the classroom to work in the field. Earn money for college, create a professional network, and so much more!

TDRP Job Openings

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