College of Business and Economics

Summer High School Transportation Institute

The Summer High School Transportation Institute (STI) is an educational opportunity for high school juniors and seniors. Since the first program in 1993, N.C. A&T’s Transportation Institute has introduced hundreds of high school students to careers and academic pursuits in transportation through its STI. During the five and a half week experience, students are exposed to various modes of transportation, supply chain management, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), and personal development activities. As the oldest STI program in the nation, N.C. A&T is proud to have earned a reputation for offering a quality educational experience.

Currently, the demand for individuals 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 the brightest young people to the field a priority to help build a strong foundation for the future transportation industry workforce.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, N.C. A&T hosted a virtual STI program in the summer of 2020. The 2020 STI consisted of three weeks of educational and interactive online activities as well as a variety of guest speakers and on-site virtual tours. Despite some initial reservations and the limitations of being completely online, the program was considered an overwhelming success by all who participated.

The 2021 STI program will be virtual as well and will run for two weeks beginning Monday, July 12th, and ending Friday, July 23rd. Participants will be required to attend every day from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (with an hour break for lunch). All program activities will be conducted online. Students will be given a $200 incentive at the end of the program. Applications are available here and due Monday, May 31.

To be eligible to attend the STI, a student must:

  • Be a rising junior or senior with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Submit a complete application by the application deadline, including:
  1. An official transcript (can be emailed to Carletta Dudley at cedudle1@ncat.edu)
  2. Two letters of recommendation: one from a counselor and one from a teacher (can be emailed to cedudle1@ncat.edu), and
  3. A 250-word essay describing their interest in attending the STI and how they feel the program might assist them in achieving their educational and career goals. (Students will upload this document using a link located at the end of the online application. 
Applications are available here and due Monday, May 31.