MDOT OJT Program

Michigan Regions

Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)- On the Job Training Program (OJT)

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The Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction Industry which is comprised of infrastructure projects such as highways, bridges, underground, utilities and dams. The work performed may include new work, additions, alterations, or maintenance and repairs.


Created by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), the primary purpose of the On-the-Job-Training (OJT) Program is to offer equal opportunity for the training and upgrading of minorities, women and disadvantaged persons toward journey-level status in the highway construction trades. This effort will broaden the labor pool with skilled individuals.

In recent years, MDOT and other industry partners have placed increased importance on skills training, on-the-job training, apprenticeships, and career pathway programs. These programs involve and require active, aggressive and collaborative input from industry, contractors, labor and local community.

The intent of this program is to provide local job seekers with contextualized learning opportunities, training, and supportive services in highway and capital transit construction industries.


The goal of the training program is two-fold: to increase access in construction and transportation related careers for Michigan’s socially and economically disadvantaged job seekers, and to meet employer needs by creating a more skilled workforce for the industry. 

Construction contractors are seeking candidates to hire for the MDOT-OJT Program. If accepted, you will earn while you learn as you help build a better Michigan.