One definition of diversity is simply "variety". IDOT seeks to
value all segments of people in the economic and social domains.
A diverse workforce includes people from various classes, race,
ethnicity, age, gender, physical abilities, sexual orientation,
religions, educational backgrounds and geographical locations.
Equal Opportunity Employment and Affirmative Action programs
cannot create a diverse environment on their own. Building
alliances across differences, increasing awareness and working
together to overcome obstacles in business, the community and
personnel practices are also needed to create diverse
environments. To have a diverse workforce in the future a
comprehensive plan is needed to engage young scholars through
engineering activities, mentoring and scholarship opportunities.
Many IDOT programs will focus on females and minorities in the
field of Civil Engineering.
We hope you enjoy browsing the IDOT Diversity Page. Here is a
little of what you will find…
Kids Corner will take young scholars (and their parents) on a
journey to help them see how important civil engineers are to
our society. For some fun learning experiences you can gain
access to a few exciting math and science focused games.
Scholarships link gives information on the IDOT Civil Engineer
Transportation in the Classroom is a section that explains how
IDOT is involved in communities throughout the state in
For more information on IDOT Diversity Outreach Programs and partnership opportunities, please contact the Diversity Recruitment and Outreach Office by telephone at 217-782-2545 or by email at DOT.Recruitment@illinois.gov
Take a look at a few of the exciting careers IDOT has to offer!