Becoming a Protege

The PennDOT Mentor Protégé Program provides an avenue to connect experienced PennDOT consultants with new and growing DBs, and DBEs to assist with building or expanding their experience in the industry, including assisting them to move into non-traditional areas of consultation work.

Tips For Proteges. To ensure eligibility, proteges must be a certified DBE with the Pennsylvania Unified Certification Program (PAUCP). There are specific areas of concentration that mentors will be looking for, including heavy highway construction and civil engineering disciplines for heavy highway projects. If your company is not seeking a focus in the heavy highway industry, the PennDOT Mentor-Protege Program may not be appropriate for your needs. It’s important for proteges to remember that your Mentor-Protege Program tier is not necessarily based on your experience. It’s based on your PennDOT ECMS status, which may change through the course of your participation in this program.

2. Visit Your Tier Room

Signup and Get Access. Complete the Mentor Questionnaire .

Tiers are based on ECMS status

Watch Visit Their Room video | MPP Room Reports

Tier 1 Room

Proteges not yet BPR

Watch Visit Their Room video | Consultant T1 | Contractors T1

Tier 2 Room

Proteges not actively Qualified or PreQualified

Watch Visit Their Room video | Consultant T2 | Contractors T2

3. Connect with a Mentor

Proteges are ready to work

Watch Tier 3 video | Visit Tier 3 Consultant Room | Visit Tier 3 Contractor Room