College Employment Training Program

The Missouri Department of Transportation is seeking highly motivated students to fill College Employment Training (CET) positions. 

MoDOT’s CET Program gives students the chance to use current classroom knowledge and gain hands-on experience in their field of study in a professional workplace. 

The workplace experience is designed to compliment classroom learning and setting students up for success.

Positions are available statewide for students majoring in programs such as:

  • Engineering
    • Traffic Studies

    • Structural Design

    • Construction Inspection

  • Construction & Materials
    • Chemistry

    • Geotechnical

  • Design
    • Environmental

    • CADD

    • Geographic Information Systems

  • Information Technology
    • Application Development

    • Network Management

  • Skilled Craft
    • Electrician

    • Land Surveyor

    • Diesel Mechanic

  • Business Related Field
    • Financial Services

    • Human Resources


As a CET student, you:

  • Are paid a competitive salary.
  • Accrue annual and sick leave.
  • Earn retirement benefits and group health insurance.
  • Receive hands-on experience in your career field.
  • Earn tuition reimbursement.
  • Have an opportunity to gain full-time employment upon graduation.

Start building your career today with a strong, employee-focused, service-oriented organization.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.
  • Have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
  • Be enrolled and pursing a two-year degree in a STEM-related program or four-year degree in a STEM-related or business-related field.
  • Be enrolled full time at a public funded Missouri college or university.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Meet MoDOT's hiring requirements and minimum qualifications for available MoDOT-related technician positions.

Program eligibility is determined by the CET coordinator and Human Resources staff.

I'm eligible! What do I do next?

Students who meet the eligibility requirements need to complete an online Application for Employment at which includes a resume and transcript. Applicants can search for the job posting with the keyword "CET."

Hiring selections will be made based on MoDOT's standard interview process.

Printable CET Program Brochure

MoDOT's CET Program Coordinator:

Adam Hoffman

830 MoDOT Drive

Jefferson City, MO 65109

Phone (573) 526-5611

Fax (573) 522-6430