High school students trekked from as far north as Napa County and as far south as Santa Clara County to attend the orientation for MTC’s High School Summer Internship Program on June 18. Interns smiled nervously as they arrived by car and public transit in their new work attire to meet their supervisors, learn about MTC and participate in team-building activities to prepare for what likely would be their first professional job.
This is the 15th cohort of students to begin their career as MTC interns. Over 400 students applied for the internship program, and the 44 selected were among the most competitive candidates. That’s up from the 35 hired last year, thanks to additional sponsorships from MTC, Solano Transportation Authority, the Napa County Transportation and Planning Agency, and the Spare the Air Youth Fund.