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 a Metropolitan Council-administered drug screening and or background check.

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.