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Governor's Minority Management Trainee Program (GMMTP)


Created in 1995, the Governor's Minority Management Trainee Program (GMMTP) is a twelve-month transformational leadership development program designed to provide guidance and leadership development opportunities for minority employees in the merit system. A flagship program, the GMMTP has garnered respect and attention as a model for retaining and promoting minorities within state government. The 2021 class of the GMMTP is serving as a pilot for the Personnel Cabinet’s virtual leadership program.

The GMMTP was created to develop exceptional leaders by providing opportunities to continually learn, improve performance and excel in their department/agency. The GMMTP will help develop individual potential to solve emerging workforce issues as they pertain to state government. GMMTP participants strive to be:  

                • Ethical 
                • Accountable 
                • Driven 
                • Enthusiastic 
                • Respectful 
                • Service-Oriented 
                • Inclusive


The GMMTP Program is open to Merit employees in the  Executive Branch. Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements: 

                • Be an ethnic minority as defined below: Hispanic or Latino, Black or African American, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, American Indian or Alaska Native, Two or More Races. 
                • Have at least one (1) year of state government service 
                • Currently in a grade 12 job classification or higher 



Each Cabinet will have the opportunity to select two minority candidates for the program. There will also be a limited number of slots available for employees who work in the General Government Cabinet. Selected candidates must be minorities who currently manage or supervise an organizational unit, manage a state project or state government program, or show significant leadership potential 

The target date to begin the application/selection process is June 2021. 


Admissions Requirements 

                • Completed online application, including:
          1. Letter of recommendation 
          2. One professional reference 
          3. Four personal reflection essays

          • Resume/CV showing a minimum of one year of state government service 
          • Be an ethnic minority as defined above 

Program Benefits 

                • Earn a respected Leadership Program certificate 
                • Complete online courses through our unique and engaging MyPURPOSE online learning platform 
                • Strengthen professional connections and enjoy networking opportunities 


COMING SOON GMMTP information!