Willie A. Deese College of Business and Economics

Summer High School Transportation Institute

The Summer High School Transportation Institute (STI) is an enriching educational opportunity for high school juniors and seniors. Since its first STI program in 1993, N.C. A&T’s Transportation Institute has introduced hundreds of high school students to careers and academic pursuits in transportation. Many individuals have gone on to have successful careers with fortune 500 companies and government entities. As the oldest STI program in the nation, N.C. A&T is proud to have earned a reputation for offering an exceptional quality educational experience.

Historically and currently, the demand for people with managerial, technical and STEM skills far exceeds the supply in the transportation field. As a result, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the North Carolina Department of Transportation and the N.C. A&T Transportation Institute have made recruiting bright young minds to the field a priority in an effort to help build a strong foundation for the future transportation industry workforce.

During the month-long STI experience, usually conducted in-person on the N.C. A &T campus, students are exposed to supply chain management, the various modes of transportation and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) topics and disciplines. They also conduct personal development activities through classroom instruction, group projects and on-site field trips.

For example, a typical summer schedule would include classroom lectures by private business and education professionals, local and out-of-town field trips, group projects, SAT preparation, personal development activities and Toastmasters' participation. STI students are awarded a weekly stipend and certificate of completion.

The 2022 program concluded on August 5th, 2022. Visit the STI Facebook page to learn more about the students' experiences here. Stay tuned for more information about the 2023 program! 

  • View a slideshow detailing activities and participants of the 2022 STI program here.
  • View a slideshow detailing activities and participants of the 2021 STI program here.