Summer High School Transportation Institute Class of 2012
Transportation Institute's Educational Programs and Initiatives
The Dwight David Eisenhower HBCU Transportation Fellowship Program is sponsored by the National Highway Institute of the Federal Highway Administration to award fellowships to students pursuing degrees in transportation-related disciplines. This program advances the transportation workforce by identifying and preparing students to enter careers in transportation. Recipients of this prestigious award receive payment of in-state tuition and fees for the entire academic year, a generous monthly stipend and a travel allowance to attend the annual Transportation Research Board Meeting in Washington, DC. The 2013-2014 application deadline was February 15, 2013.
The Southeastern Transportation Center (STC) is sponsored by the Research & Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) of the USDOT and administered through the University of Tennessee. The STC is a 9-campus consortium of southeastern universities engaged in transportation research and education. The STC funds faculty research and student education programs, which provide the opportunity for students in the southeast to receive financial assistance, research experience, internships, co-ops, and transportation-related job placement. The STC sponsors a major undergraduate program headquartered here at NCA&TSU. This program, which includes a large number of women and minorities, is geared to supply a pipeline of bright individuals to the STC graduate program and provide the transportation community with talented professionals.
The Summer High School Transportation Institute (STI) is a 5 week program on the A&T campus targeting high performing high school juniors and seniors. The objective is to introduce students to the Transportation/Logistics/Supply Chain profession and encourage them to continue their studies at the college level. Students are introduced to all aspects of transportation; take the freshman writing course, and visit transportation sites including a major port and other transportation facilities in Washington DC. The 2013 STI application deadline is April 30.
High School Teacher/Counselor Workshops provide an immersion experience designed to inform teachers and counselors regarding all aspects of the transportation, logistics, and supply chain professions and the myriad of employment/professional opportunities available to students. These workshops result in exposing students from rural and undeserved populations to information regarding the employment opportunities in the Transportation/Logistics/Supply Chain profession. Additional follow-up is provided to assist teachers with curriculum development that will infuse transportation and supply chain topics into the existing college preparatory curriculum.
The NC DOT Summer Internship Program is a partnership with the North Carolina Department of Transportation which offers students an internship opportunity with local transportation entities. The students receive a ten-week paid practical experience. Applications are now available for summer 2013 internships. The application deadline is April 26, 2013.
The Right of Way Training Program services undergraduate students who aspire to have a career in Right of Way field. As entry-level career training, this program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to earn a Bachelors's degree while concurrently developing an understanding of real estate acquisition and Right of Way policies and procedures.
The Construction Contractors Training Program provides practical and real-world training to small business owners that will improve their competitiveness and success in the construction industry. This program is designed for new and emerging construction business owners seeking to develop the skills to start and manage a successful business in the construction industry. Participants in the program will engage in hands-on-training to develop the core components of a successful business. The curriculum is designed for students that have not had the opportunity to participate in post-secondary education, and /or have little entrepreneurial training in operating a business. The curriculum focuses on business management and construction management training.
Lecture series, site visits, and appropriate conferences and professional meetings are used to introduce undergraduate students to the transportation and supply chain profession.
Seminars and Workshops that are vital to the continued education and professional development of professionals in all areas of transportation/logistics/supply chain activities (public and private) are provided. The availability and delivery of these workforce development activities enhances the probability of increased economic investment by current and potential employers.