TxDOT seeks student help during annual summer hire recruitment

AUSTIN - As the school year begins to wind down, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will begin filling summer jobs for maintenance, engineering and technical positions.

The summer employment program gives high school and college students valuable on-the-job training. The program helps students establish career credentials, while enhancing their professional growth. Working side by side with experienced professionals in the transportation field enables students to learn the latest techniques of the industry. The program also provides students with salaried positions to help supplement educational expenses.

TxDOTs summer employment program began in the 1950s. Approximately 47,837 students have spent their summers working for the department and today, more than 1,900 former student employees hold positions at TxDOT.

This year, TxDOT is looking to hire about 340 students. Summer positions are available from May 1 through August 15. To qualify for the program, students must:

be at least 17 years old,

be eligible to work in the U.S.,

submit a completed state employment application, and be enrolled as a full-time student at a high school, technical school, college or university the spring semester before the summer work period OR be currently accepted for enrollment at an institution of higher learning.

For more information about summer job positions or other job postings, visit us online at http://www.txdot.gov/careers/summer.htm. TxDOT can also be found on Facebook http://tinyurl/csklhc (or by searching "Texas Department of Transportation") and Twitter http://twitter.com/txdot.