Current Award Recipient

Charles F. Kettering Award – Employer

Kevin Jones is the current Regional Internship & Recruitment Coordinator for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) where he has worked for the last 7 years. In his capacity, he supports and facilitates the FDOT Internship Program for five of the eight District offices throughout the agency.  He also coordinates and collaborates recruitment and outreach engagements at 20 colleges and universities, including Historically Black Universities and Colleges, Hispanic Serving Institutions, and both private and state institutions.

He works with various student organizations, professors, campus groups, and student groups at colleges and universities across the State of Florida. He is passionate about helping students find their career path through hands on experience and job shadowing opportunities that provide resources for full time employment and long-term professional growth. Kevin continually works with supervisors to ensure the interns are provided a substantial work-based learning experience each semester.

Kevin has been instrumental in preparing interns for full time employment with any state agency. Through different talent acquisition and recruitment efforts, the internship program has grown significantly, not only in size, but also in educational and professional development opportunities for students.

Working in the FDOT’s Office of Organizational Development allows Kevin to assist in organizational change that impacts new talent development, workforce development, and experiential and innovative learning for new and active employees.  This also enables Kevin to combine his experience in the field with his passion for helping others succeed and achieve their career goals.

Kevin has a master’s degree in Marketing from the University of Phoenix.  He is a member of Florida Association of Colleges & Employers (Florida ACE) and teaches as an Adjunct Professor at various universities and colleges.