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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.
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.
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.