Student Outreach Opportunities
IDOT organizes and participates in numerous outreach activities across the state and the nation. Management and staff actively recruit prospective employees to diversify
IDOT’s workforce through IDOT Career Days, participation in regional and national career fairs, coordination of training programs to enhance professional and job-specific skills,
and continuing alliances with professional and academic institutions.
IDOT builds professional and academic alliances with various state agencies and educational institutions across the state and nation to increase awareness of IDOT career opportunities
in Illinois. Through these alliances, IDOT assists in developing educational programs, provides scholarships to eligible students. These alliances and programs help IDOT reach and communicate with students
from the K-12 and college or university classrooms, in efforts to promote awareness and recruit potential employees to diversify and strengthen the IDOT workforce.
Other Student Opportunities
Cooperative Education Program
In conjunction with colleges and universities, the department offers a Cooperative Education Program that provides participants with employment during and/or after college education. Through the program, one
can receive practical experience with a wide range of transportation responsibilities and practices as one continues professional development and advancement.
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Office Occupations Trainee Program
The program is designed to recruit and train high school students enrolled in their senior year of high school. Students perform various clerical duties, including typing, filing and operation of various business machines.
The student must be enrolled in office training classes and maintain satisfactory performance in their job duties and academic work. Normally, the Office Occupations Trainee Program begins in June and terminates 30 days after the student’s graduation.
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Graduate Public Service Internship (GPSI) Program
This program is a 21 month internship through the University of Illinois at Springfield. The actual process of hiring these individuals is conducted by the University. Students simultaneously work towards a professional career while earning a master's degree from the University of Illinois at Springfield.
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