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I494 Airport to Highway 169 project: Virtual Design-build process informational event

MnDOT to host DOT Peer Exchange Conference on DBE and workforce program best practices

National Summer Training Institute Grant Opportunity

Financial assistance available now for Minnesota certified small businesses

MnDOT’s Micro Grant Program succeeds in helping Certified Small Businesses

In 2021, sixteen certified small businesses improved their ability to compete for Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) projects and contracts, thanks to the Micro Grant Program. Certified small businesses can apply for up to $2,000 so that they can build their capacity and capability, expand their expertise, and increase their eligibility for MnDOT projects and contracts. MnDOT’s Micro Grant Program helped these 16 certified small businesses to develop websites, purchase highway heavy construction software and books, and receive technical training, for a total of $30,113 expended.

Student spots open for MnDOT’s CAV Career Pathways Camp

Students entering grade 10, 11, or 12 can apply for MnDOT’s CAV Career Pathways Camp to learn about connected and automated vehicle technology and explore career opportunities. The one-week day camp will be held August 9 - 13, 2021, at the White Bear Lake High School South Campus in White Bear Lake, MN.

MnDOT exceeds 2020 On-the-Job Training Program goal

The Minnesota Department of Transportation’s On-the-Job Training program (OJT) placed 196 trainees in jobs in highway construction careers in 2020, exceeding its original goal of 190 trainees.