The Met Council offers career pathway programs that provide the opportunity for
individuals to begin a new career at the Met Council through on-the-job training and development, without prior related experience or credential.

Pathway programs are designed to educate and mentor enrollees by providing professional on-the-job training and development. Successful enrollees will advance to full-time career employment, including benefits.


Documentation to verify employment eligibility will be required at the time of employment.

  • Must have authorization to work in the United States.
  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  •  Can pass all applicable background checks, and screenings administered.

MTPD PatchCommunity Service Officer Pathway Program

Metro Transit will assist individuals with no law enforcement experience or degree to become a Community Service Officer (CSO) with the Metro Transit Police Department (MTPD). Through the CSO Pathway Program, participants will have the opportunity to be hired as a CSO, earn 12 college credits at no cost, and be prepared for a career in law enforcement.

CSOs provide varied support services to the department by performing duties that do not require a licensed peace officer. This is a uniformed, non-sworn position that provides police visibility and customer relations to the public, with a focus on the transit riding community.

Program highlights:

  • No law enforcement experience or degree required
  • Complete the CSO Preparation course
  • Earn 12+ college credits

As a CSO you will:

  • Serve and support communities that use Metro Transit services
  • Work with MTPD police officers
  • Earn $25.40/hour and be eligible for benefits

Eligibility for the CSO Pathway Program is considered on a case-by-case basis.

The program will begin in January 2024. For more information, email

Community Service Officers

Other Career Pathway Programs 

The following program enrollment is not available at this time.

Metro Transit T LogoMetro Transit Revenue Equipment Technician Program

The Revenue Equipment Technician Program will assist individuals with no prior experience or technical degree to become a Revenue Equipment Technician at Metro Transit. Through hands-on training and job shadowing, program participants will develop the electronic skills and abilities needed to start their new career as part of the team of technicians that keep our city moving!

Program highlights include:

  • No technical degree or experience required — we will train you!
  • Hands-on training at Metro Transit facilities using state-of-the-art tools and equipment
  • Staff-led learning and mentoring

As a Revenue Equipment Technician you will:

  • Service, maintain, and repair the full range of fare boxes and ticket machines used by Metro Transit customers
  • Receive ongoing training and professional development
  • Use your electronics training to solve a variety of revenue equipment issues
Program enrollment is not available at this time. For information on future enrollment availability, email

Metro Transit T LogoMetro Transit Bus Mechanic Technician Apprenticeship

Metro Transit bus technicians are responsible for maintaining diesel, electric, and hybrid bus fleet as well as other transit vehicles.

The bus mechanic technician apprenticeship provides an opportunity to individuals with low or no formal technical experience to secure employment as a bus technician apprentice and develop skills needed to advance into a Metro Transit technician career.

Interested and eligible individuals will complete a multi-year progressive and competitive apprenticeship. Successful participants will complete assessments, preparatory program, and hands-on experience. Those who are selected to advance and are hired as an apprentice (employee) will complete a multi-year progressive track and earn bus mechanic technician status.

Program enrollment is not available at this time. For information on future enrollment availability, email