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 2 the Point Training

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Rural Transit Assistance Program

This is an online version of 2 the Point Training series for transit driver/operators. Like the hard-copy 2 the Point cards, this training is meant to be an interim refresher and was designed to be flexible. Topics covered in the 2 the Point Training series include: ADA& sensitivity, blood borne pathogens, customer service, defensive driving, distracted driving, drugs & alcohol, emergency management, passenger safety, & transporting non-ambulatory passengers.

 2016 Public Lands Transportation Scholar Program

Audiences Served: University Students, Entry-Level WorkersProgram Types: Career Exposure, Research or Scholarship OpportunitiesTransportation Modes: Transit, Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: Federal Lands Transportation Institute

The Public Lands Transportation Scholar program provides fellowships to outstanding graduates in a transportation-related field to spend ten months working directly with staff of Federal Land Management Agencies on key visitor transportation issues.

 2C STEM Camp

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, K-12 EducatorsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: IDHost: Northwest Nazarene University

The 2C (Canyon County) STEM camp is to give upcoming 7th graders the opportunity to participate in fun “hands-on” projects, allowing them to experience Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The hope is this experience will encourage the youth to stay in school, take more math and science classes and consider continuing their education to go on to careers in STEM.

 Accenture American Indian Scholarship Fund

Audiences Served: Community College Students, University Students, MinoritiesProgram Types: Research or Scholarship Opportunities, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: American Indian Graduate Center

The Accenture American Indian Scholarship Fund was established to build personal and lasting relationships with students who will become the future leaders in the American Indian communities and possibly with Accenture. At that time, the scholarship sought the very brightest American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate and graduate students; however, recently, Accenture is limiting the funds to the very brightest American Indian and Alaska Native incoming freshman and undergraduate students. The Accenture scholarship program is sponsored and funded by Accenture and administered by the American Indian Graduate Center.

Each academic year, Accenture selects students who demonstrate character, personal merit and commitment to the American Indian community locally and/or nationally. Merit is demonstrated through leadership in school, civic and extracurricular activities, academic achievement, and motivation to serve and succeed. Eligibility requirements include the following:

  • Be an enrolled member of a U.S. federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group, verified through submission of the AIGC Tribal Eligibility Certificate (TEC) form;
  • Be seeking a degree and career in fields of study including: various engineering, computer science, operations management, management, finance, marketing and other business oriented fields;
  • Be entering a U.S. accredited college or university as a full-time, degree seeking college undergraduate freshmen. High School transcript must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or greater, on a 4.0 scale at the end of the seventh semester.
  • Demonstrate character, personal merit and commitment to the American Indian Community locally and/or nationally. Merit is demonstrated through leadership in school, civic and extracurricular activities, academic achievement, and motivation to serve and succeed.

The deadline for this scholarship is: May 1, 2016.

 ACE Camp

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureState: SDHost: South Dakota State University

Hosted at South Dakota State University (SDSU) every July, this four-day camp provides high school-aged students the opportunity to get an early start on aviation careers. At the camp, students will learn about the fundamentals of flight, get behind the controls of an aircraft, build and launch model rockets, look into the workings of a jet engine, explore an F-16 fighter jet, and visit with aviation professionals.

ACE Camp enables students to make informed decisions as they consider college and career options. Having completed the program, students are more knowledgeable about the importance and diversity of aviation careers, how aviation and aerospace industries have developed and grown to what they are today, and are aware of future career opportunities and developments.

Tuition is $350 (this includes a nonrefundable $50 application deposit to guarantee placement in the camp). Partial tuition assistance is available for those that qualify, please see the application for specific information.

 ADA and Transportation Workshop

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Easterseals Project Action Consulting
This 1.5 day, in-person workshop will cover regulatory requirements for fixed-route, ADA complementary paratransit, and demand responsive transportation.  Instructors will distinguish between what is a regulatory requirement and what are best practices in customer service.
 
 

 Addressing Transportation Barriers for Older Adults and People with Disabilities

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Aging and Disability Transportation Center

This webinar was held June 16, 2016. It was intended to help participants understand how to tap into some of the resources that might be available locally to navigate transportation. Best practices were shared by Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) staff, including how the ARC uses technology and outreach to share transportation information and resources.

 Advanced Mobility Device Securement Skills Development Workshop

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Minority or Women Focused ProgramsTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

Transit agencies have the responsibility to provide safe transportation and respect the civil rights of all passengers, including those who use mobility devices. In order to fulfill this responsibility, bus operators secure mobility devices and place seat belts on the passengers who use mobility devices as transit seating. This important task is becoming increasingly challenging as operators are confronted with a variety of powered mobility devices that often lack traditional securement points and may not have been addressed in basic securement training. This workshop gives transit professionals responsible for preparing operators an opportunity to address these securement challenges, explore related issues with peers, and enhance their knowledge and skills.

The goal of Advanced Mobility Device Securement Skills Development Workshop is to present, demonstrate, and practice problem-solving skills for securing powered mobility devices. After successfully completing this two-day workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss federal requirements regarding securement and seat belt use
  • List pre-trip preparation tasks
  • Identify mobility device securement equipment
  • Determine effective strap securement locations on mobility devices
  • Explain the use and placement of seat belts and shoulder belts
  • Recognize how proper body mechanics and exercise can reduce the risk of on-the-job injuries

To accomplish these objectives, the workshop integrates lecture, visual aids, participant discussion and learning activities.

 Advanced Travel Training Strategies Workshop

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Easterseals Project Action Consulting

This 1.5 day, in-person workshop will cover advanced travel trainer strategies including working with trainees with psychiatric disabilities and other less common disabilities, behavioral strategies and techniques from a trainer perspective, using physical strategies safely, advanced street crossing techniques, and more.  Also covered are any updated or current requirements for bus operators for assisting people with disabilities in accessing public transportation.

 AeroSpace Career and Education Camp

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Operators (of conveyances by mode)State: SDHost: South Dakota State University

Hosted at South Dakota State University (SDSU) every July, this four-day camp provides high school-aged students the opportunity to get an early start on aviation careers. At the camp, students will learn about the fundamentals of flight, get behind the controls of an aircraft, build and launch model rockets, look into the workings of a jet engine, explore an F-16 fighter jet, and visit with aviation professionals.

ACE Camp enables students to make informed decisions as they consider college and career options. Having completed the program, students are more knowledgeable about the importance and diversity of aviation careers, how aviation and aerospace industries have developed and grown to what they are today, and are aware of future career opportunities and developments.

Tuition is $350 (this includes a nonrefundable $50 application deposit to guarantee placement in the camp). Partial tuition assistance is available for those that qualify, please see the application for specific information.

 AIGC Fellowship

Audiences Served: University Students, MinoritiesProgram Types: Research or Scholarship Opportunities, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: American Indian Graduate Center

The AIGC Fellowship program provides approximately $1,200,000 in fellowships to over 400 American Indian and Alaska Native graduate and professional students each year.  Graduate fellowships are monetary awards made to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate or professional full-time, degree-seeking students, who meet all eligibility criteria.  The fellowship amount is typically between $1000 and $5000 per academic year (not including summer), and varies from year to year, depending on the number of qualified applicants, the availability of funds and unmet financial need.

To be considered, applicants must be:

  • Pursuing a post-baccalaureate graduate or professional degree as a full time student at an accredited institution in the U.S.;
  • Able to demonstrate financial need through submission of the AIGC Financial Need Form (FNF), and;
  • An enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native group, or provide documentation of descent (possess one-fourth degree verifiable federally recognized Indian blood) as verified through submission of a Tribal Eligibility Certificate (TEC).

The deadline for applications is June 1, 2016.

 Alaska Airlines Aviation Day

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Operators (of conveyances by mode)State: WAHost: Alaska Airlines

Together with The Port of Seattle, Boeing and The FAA, Alaska Airlines is proud to again host the Seventh Annual Aviation Day on Saturday, May 21st, 2016.

This event is aimed at inspiring aviation dreams in the youth of Puget Sound communities.  Aviation Day 2016 will once again provide the opportunity for young adults to learn in a classroom and hands on about career paths in the aviation industry and the education possibilities for a successful aviation career.

Guided by Alaska Airlines and volunteers from the other sponsors, participants will be able to “kick the tires,” see the wheel wells and engines with mechanics and the flight deck of a Boeing 737 with the line pilots.  They will explore the complex world of jet airplanes with the Boeing engineers who design them.

Careers ranging from air traffic control to airline flight attendant will be discussed throughout the day.  Participants will be able to explore just how flights are planned, scheduled and executed.  Training facilities will be open and engineers will guide attendees through the construction of aircraft.  Several light aircraft and pilots will also be on-site to educate and inspire tomorrow’s leaders to take us into the skies of the future.

University and local community college representatives will explain their educational opportunities to help you achieve your goals in aviation and aerospace.  Come and let Alaska Airlines employees show you how our Alaska Spirit soars to the skies and the commitment of our customers is more than just a career – It is who we are.  Register with your sponsored youth group for an experience you will never forget.

 Alaska Construction Career Day

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: AKHost: Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

Construction Career Day is a program for high school students to explore the wide variety of construction and transportation careers through demonstrations and hands on activities. Various labor unions, construction companies, schools, state agencies, trade and professional organizations collaborate to provide the students with an introduction to various aspects of construction.

 Alaska Local Technical Assistance Program

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and Policy, Regulation and ComplianceState: AKHost: Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

This program focuses  technology transfer to local governments and the Yukon Territory in Canada.

 Alaska LTAP and Tech Transfer

Audiences Served: Transportation Professionals, Other Specific PopulationProgram Types: Research or Scholarship Opportunities, Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and Policy, Regulation and Compliance, Operators (of conveyances by mode)State: AKHost: Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

Run the DOT’s Research program and internal professional development and job related training. Local governements are also invited to these Trainings.

 Alaska Tribal Technical Assistance Program

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation Professionals, Other Specific PopulationProgram Types: On the Job Training, Professional DevelopmentProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and Policy, Operators (of conveyances by mode)State: AKHost: University of Alaska - Fairbanks

Assist American Indian Tribal Governments by increasing their technical capabilities in transportation and to expand their workforces to effectively address their transportation needs.

 All Girls/All Math

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, WomenProgram Type: Minority or Women Focused ProgramsState: NEHost: University of Nebraska–Lincoln

This weeklong summer mathematics camp for high school girls provides a stimulating and supportive environment for girls to develop their mathematical ability and interest. Participants learn about the exciting mathematics of Codes, interact with peers who share an interest in mathematics, and work with female mathematics graduate students and professors who earned their Ph.Ds. from UNL. The campers stay in a UNL residence hall and are chaperoned by female mathematics graduate students and undergraduate students. All Girls/All Math is one of 10 Young Scholars Programs across the nation supported by the American Mathematical Society and was included in the Ultimate Guide to Summer Opportunities for Teens as 1 of 200 of the best summer programs for teens across the nation.

 

 All-Hazards Awareness and Preparedness for Transit Employees

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

All-Hazards Awareness and Preparedness for Transit Employees is designed to help transit employees develop the observation, communication, and response skills needed to address all-hazards incidents while ensuring their own safety and that of their customers. The objectives of the course are to describe the importance of taking an all-hazards approach to transit incidents and events, explain their responsibilities and priorities during all-hazards incidents and events, distinguish between notice and no-notice incidents and events and select appropriate response and reporting strategies for all-hazards incidents and events.

 American Council of Engineering Companies of Alaska Scholarship

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, University StudentsProgram Type: Research or Scholarship OpportunitiesProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: AKHost: American Council of Engineering Companies

 American Council of Engineering Companies of Idaho Scholarship

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, University StudentsProgram Type: Research or Scholarship OpportunitiesProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: IDHost: American Council of Engineering Companies

 American Council of Engineering Companies of Nebraska Scholarship

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, Community College StudentsProgram Type: Research or Scholarship OpportunitiesProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NEHost: American Council of Engineering Companies

 American Council of Engineering Companies of Oregon Scholarship

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Research or Scholarship OpportunitiesProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: ORHost: American Council of Engineering Companies

 American Indian College Fund

Audiences Served: University Students, MinoritiesProgram Types: Research or Scholarship Opportunities, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsState: NationalHost: American Indian College Fund

The American Indian College Fund was established in 1989 to provide scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native students attending tribal colleges, and to fund and create awareness about the community-based accredited tribal colleges and universities that offer students access to knowledge and skills alongside Native culture, language, and values.

The American Indian College Fund also provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students attending any other accredited public and non-profit private college all across the United States.

The online application is available January 1– May 31 each year for the following school year. For example, online applications are that are accepted January 1–May 31 are considered for the school year starting in the fall of that year. Applications may be submitted for a limited time period after May 31, but will only be considered if additional funds become available at a later date.

 American Indian Education Foundation Scholarship Program

Audiences Served: University Students, MinoritiesProgram Types: Research or Scholarship Opportunities, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsState: NationalHost: American Indian Education Foundation

The American Indian Education Foundation was established to support educational opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native students. The vision is strong, self-sufficient American Indian communities. Scholarships are awarded for each school year and are chosen by a national selection committee. Decisions are based on an overall assessment of the application.

Scholarship Applications Are Due April 4, 2016

 American Public Transportation Foundation Scholarship Program

Audience Served: University StudentsProgram Type: Research or Scholarship OpportunitiesTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: American Public Transportation Foundation

APTF provides scholarships to deserving students interested in the transit field. Applicants should demonstrate a continued interest in a career in the public transportation industry, high academic achievement, and need for financial assistance. Selections will be made without regard to disability, race, color, religion, sex or ethnic origin.  It is the intent of this Foundation to provide equal opportunity and consideration to all qualified individuals.

For 2016, the APTF will award a minimum of eighteen (18) new scholarships of at least $2,500 each for the following academic school year (fall semester) to individuals in public transportation industry-related fields of study. 

Scholarships are for college level students or transit professionals who are interested in pursuing or advancing in a career in the public transportation industry and who meet the following criteria:

  • College sophomores (30 hours or more satisfactorily completed), juniors, seniors, or those seeking advanced degrees may apply for scholarships.
  • Enrolled in a fully accredited institution, have and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA in course work that is relevant to the industry or required of a degree program, and demonstrate a strong interest in entering the public transportation industry.
  • All applicants must be sponsored by a member organization of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). Any member may serve as a sponsor.

 

 American Public Transportation Foundation Scholarship Program

Audience Served: University StudentsProgram Type: Research or Scholarship OpportunitiesTransportation Mode: TransitProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Planning and Policy, Regulation and ComplianceState: NationalHost: American Public Transportation Foundation

The American Public Transportation Foundation (APTF) is now accepting applications for 2016. In furthering our mission of increasing and retaining the number of individuals choosing the transit field as a career, the APTF will award a minimum of twenty (20) scholarships of at least $2,500 each to individuals in public transportation industry-related fields of study. Renewals of previous scholarships are also available. Awards cover the academic year, beginning in the fall 2016 semester, and assist with tuition costs or other educational expenses. All applicants must be sponsored by an APTA member.

Who Should Apply?

Applicants must be enrolled in a fully accredited institution, have and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA in course work that is relevant to the industry or required of a degree program, and demonstrate a strong interest in entering the public transportation industry. College sophomores (30 hours or more satisfactorily completed), juniors, seniors, and transit professionals seeking advanced degrees may apply for scholarships.

Deadline:

Complete applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM Eastern on June 15, 2016.

 Anchorage National Engineers Week

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, K-12 Educators, Community College Students, University Students, Community College/University Faculty, Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: AK

National Engineers Week (E-Week) is an annual event to bring public attention to the work and contributions of our nation’s engineers. Anchorage’s E-Week is filled with many activities for adults and kids, offering up numerous volunteer opportunities. Help enhance the image of engineering in our community by getting involved!

 Assault Awareness and Prevention for Transit Operators

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

The goal of this course is to give bus operators in the transit industry the knowledge and skills needed to reduce the likelihood of assault incidents from occurring.

Prevention methods covered include defining assault, discussing the types of incidents that could be considered assault and recognizing key vulnerability factors. Prevention strategies focus on communication and response skills, and the value of reporting incidents. In addition, the training includes information on the importance of seeking assistance to recover from assault incidents.

 Associated General Contractors of Alaska Scholarship Program

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Research or Scholarship OpportunitiesProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: AKHost: Associated General contractors of Alaska

 Associated General Contractors of Idaho Scholarship Program

Audience Served: University StudentsProgram Type: Research or Scholarship OpportunitiesProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: ID

 AstroCamp: Journey to the Stars

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, K-12 EducatorsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: WYHost: University of Wyoming

The University of Wyoming is host to one of 20 ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camps.  Forty-eight campers will be selected to learn about science, math, and engineering.  They will observe the universe with professional telescopes, study astronomical images on computers, contruct scientific spectrographs to identify chemical elements, and build and launch model rockets.  Activities will be led by professional astronomers, college students, and high school science teachers.

This FREE 10-day residential, on-campus science camp is open to all students residing in Wyoming.  Additionally, the camp is open to students residing in the following counties:  Western Nebraska, Northern Colorado, and Western South Dakota.  Students who will be entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the Fall are encouraged to apply. 

 Automated Transit Future Impacts on the Built Environment

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Transportation Research Board

TRB recorded a series of videos in May 2016 that provides information on the impact of automated transit systems on the built environment.  Transit systems being planned and designed today will be functional for several decades.  The introduction of fully automated and connected vehicles could have significant implications for transit facilities.  These vehicles could provide whole new ways to structure transit routing and dispatching in order to meet changing ridership demand patterns.  The videos are available on-demand at no cost.

 Aviation Career Exploration (ACE) Academy

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureState: MTHost: Montana Department of Transportation

This two-day resident camp will immerse students in wide ranging aspects of aeronautics that will include flights in general aviation airplanes; a tour of a state-of-the-art aerospace manufacturing facility; a visit to a hangar that is restoring an all-wood airplane from the 1930’s; visits to a static Boeing 727 flight deck, the Army Aviation Helicopter squadron, the cab of an air traffic control tower, and the aviation maintenance technician program at the Helena College. There will be an aerobatic demonstration flight, and demo flights by hang glider and paraglider pilots. Students will have the opportunity to speak with general aviation pilots of float planes, amphibians, and tail draggers at a fly-in at Canyon Ferry airport. The aerodynamics of hot air balloons will be presented in a ground school session and students will serve as ground crew for a tethered balloon inflation. 

 BEST Robotics

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NDHost: North Dakota State University

BEST stands for “Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology”. The competition occurs annually at locally organized hub sites throughout the country. This will be NDSU’s 9th year as a hub site and 4th year as a regional competition site.

The mission of BEST Robotics Inc. is to inspire students to pursue careers in engineering, science, and technology through participation in a sports-like, science- and engineering-based robotics competition.

The competition is open to middle and high school students. There is no limit to the number of students who can participate on the team; however, each school may only enter one team.

 

 Born to Build

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureState: WYHost: Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools

Mimic nature’s architects by building bridges, dams, boats and tunnels.

 Build Dakota Scholarship

Audience Served: Community College StudentsProgram Type: Research or Scholarship OpportunitiesProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Distribution and Logistics, Operators (of conveyances by mode), Vehicle and Equipment Design, Manufacture, and MaintenanceState: SDHost: South Dakota Department of Education

The Build Dakota Scholarship offers full-ride scholarships to any one of the four South Dakota technical institutes in high workforce need areas. 

 Building Competencies for the Practice of Mobility Management

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Center for Mobility Management

The National Center for Mobility Management, in collaboration with the Federal Transit Administration as well as mobility managers across the country, was tasked with developing competencies for the practice of mobility management. Topics covered in this webinar included 1) the process by which NCMM developed and verified competencies, 2) an overview of the competencies by category, 3) examples that the competencies can be implemented, and 4) summary of the comments provided by practitioners in the field.

 Building Diversity Skills in the Transit Workplace

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

Building Diversity Skills in the Transit Workplace is designed to assist transit employees in maintaining effective working relationships by recognizing and responding to the diverse needs of individuals and groups within the transit workplace. The objectives of the course are to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Define diversity in the workplace and its many dimensions
  • Identify barriers to valuing diversity
  • Recognize diversity issues and their impact on employee and customer relations
  • Discuss strategies for valuing diversity in the workplace

To accomplish these objectives, the course integrates lecture, visual aids, participant interaction, and learning activities.

 Business Continuity and Crisis Management

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Small Urban and Rural Livability Center

The session includes strategies to continue operations when adverse conditions occur that significantly disrupt an agency’s ability to function and how to handle a crisis situation to avoid damage to the agency’s reputation.

 Camp GEAR UP

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureState: WYHost: University of Wyoming

GEAR UP Wyoming has offices at the seven Wyoming community colleges where direct services to students and their parents are provided. These services are designed to increase the number of eligible students who complete high school and are prepared to enter and succeed in college.

Services provided include:
  • Academic support tutoring
  • Career exploration and advising
  • Advising and academic planning assistance
  • ACT preparation and testing
  • College campus visits
  • Summer academies
  • Peer/Adult mentoring
  • Assistance with understanding and navigating financial aid, including support in completing the FAFSA and scholarship applications
  • Assistance in completing college applications

 Cobell Scholarship

Audiences Served: University Students, Community College/University Faculty, Other Specific PopulationProgram Types: Research or Scholarship Opportunities, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsState: NationalHost: The Cobell Scholarship

The Cobell Scholarship is a non-renewable competitive scholarship that provides one-year of scholarship support to enrolled members (or verified descendants) of US Federally-recognized tribes with strong academic records who can demonstrate financial need while pursuing Vocational Certification, Associates, Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees. Applicants will write a short essay each year.

The deadline for this scholarship is June 1, 2016.

 Community Mobility Workshop

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Southwest Transit Association

SWTA’s Community Mobility workshop provides a forum for public transit providers to meet with peers and exchange ideas about how to provide the best mobility options for their communities.

Explore Topics of:

  • Technology
  • FTA regulations affecting mobility
  • Planning
  • Progress reports from the SWTA Nation
  • Spotlight on pilot projects aimed at better coordination and data collection

 

 Comprehensive ADA Paratransit Eligibility

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

The course begins with a review of ADA paratransit criteria and then reviews ADA paratransit eligibility requirements. The two-day session presents more detailed information about alternative eligibility determination processes, with a focus on in-person interview and assessment options. It also addresses “difficult” determination issues and presents options for trip-by-trip eligibility determinations.

 Construction Camp

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: SDHost: Mitchell Technical Institute

Are you interested in an exciting career in the fast-growing field of construction? Don’t miss out on the opportunity to explore a wide-variety of construction related careers, such as Architectural Design and Building Construction, Electrical Construction and Maintenance, Heating and Cooling Technology and Welding and Manufacturing Technology.

 Construction, Energy and Manufacturing Camp

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focuses: Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Operators (of conveyances by mode)State: SDHost: Lake Area Technical Institute

Explore the vast careers in the Construction, Energy and Manufacturing fields. Hands-on experience in Building Trades Technology, Heavy Equipment Operator, Energy Operations, Energy Technology, Electronic Systems Technology, Precision Machining, Robotics, and Welding Technology.

 Cost/Benefit Analysis

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Small Urban and Rural Livability Center

A presentation of the benefits, costs, and benefit-cost analysis results of small urban and rural public transit systems focusing on transportation cost savings, low-cost mobility benefits, and economic development impacts.

 Creating Innovative Transportation Solutions

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Center for Mobility Management

Design Thinking is a systematic approach to creating solutions to seemingly intractable challenges. It starts with an in-depth understanding of customers and the ability to create a better future for them. It leads us through a process for testing proposed solutions to determine if they are operationally feasible and financially viable and, most important, that the proposed solutions that will meet customer needs—all before we ever begin to implement the solution.

 Crisis Communication for Transit Employees

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

Effective communication is essential to the management of transit crises—whether they are catastrophic events such as derailments and terrorist attacks, or more mundane ones such as power outages and prolonged service delays.  Crisis Communication Training for Transit Employees will equip frontline and supervisory transit personnel with the skills and techniques they need to communicate effectively within their organizations and with passengers throughout a crisis to enable successful response and recovery.

 CWU Expanding Your Horizons

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, WomenProgram Types: Career Exposure, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: WAHost: Central Washington University

A hands-on exploration of careers for women in science, technology, engineering and math for 5th through 9th grade girls!

 Data Scientist Fellow

Audiences Served: University Students, Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Research or Scholarship OpportunitiesTransportation Mode: AllProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Planning and Policy, Regulation and ComplianceState: NationalHost: Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

Economic phenomena, such as on-line retail and e-commerce, have dramatically changed how goods are purchased and moved across the country and the world. This has major implications for how federal, state, and local government direct infrastructure spending, how policy makers make decisions and evaluate policies, and how planners make inform choices about their community’s needs. Do you want to be part of the US Department of Transportation team that is modernizing the Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) to better capture goods movements in this new era? Come apply your data analytic research skills for the public good. We are looking for a paid Fellow trained in data analytics to mentor under a senior-level survey statistician. This is a great opportunity to hone statistical skills and to gain experience working with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), one of the 13 independent Federal statistical agencies. The ideal candidate will be experienced in data compilation and statistical analysis, and knowledgeable of web scraping, machine learning, and data mining applications. The fellowship provides an excellent opportunity to provide input, direction, and creativity –thinking ‘outside the box’– into a project with the BTS and US Census Bureau Working Group, as well as offer skills  development, skills training, and networking opportunities. Other benefits include a culture of work-life balance at USDOT, moving and health insurance stipend, and all the amenities of the Navy Yard neighborhood, including Yards Park. This fellowship position has the potential to be renewed up to 3 years.

This fellowship is located in the Office of Survey Programs (OSP). The OSP designs, develops and conducts quality survey programs to capture information on the transportation system for effective use in transportation decision making. OSP staff work collaboratively across agencies, with all levels of project staff, with key internal and external stakeholders, and others to explore innovative methods of data collection and survey design in improving and initiating survey programs. Strong communication, coordination, and team work are needed to be successful in this role. In addition to assisting with developing and implementing transportation surveys, the selected candidate will be involved with researching and analyzing administrative and auxiliary data sources that can be used to further enhance transportation databases. He or she will also apply specialized data analysis techniques to collect, augment, and enhance BTS datasets. In addition, the candidate will assist with publishing and disseminating data that describe the characteristics, performance, use, and impact of the Nation’s transportation systems. 

 Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation Native American Graduate Fellowship

Audiences Served: University Students, MinoritiesProgram Type: Research or Scholarship OpportunitiesState: MTHost: Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation

The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation has created the only Native American Graduate Scholarship at Montana State University and the University of Montana. The Scholarship upholds Dennis Washington’s long time vision of promoting the betterment of society and the development of a highly diverse workforce through education.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be accepted to a Master’s or Doctoral Degree program at the Graduate School of the University of Montana or Montana State University
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 for undergraduate and 3.0 during any graduate program work
  • One page typed essay indicating reasons for pursuing graduate education and goals for application of education
  • Graduate from a 4-year regionally accredited institution of higher learning anywhere in the United States
  • Five letters of reference, including two from nonacademic individuals
  • Appropriate standardized test score, if required by program (GRE,GMAT)
  • Montana resident
  • Enrolled member of a Montana Native American Tribe

The successful applicant is guaranteed one year of funding. To remain eligible the recipient must maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. 

Deadline to submit an application: July 15, 2016.

Scholarship application submission officially opens: May 1, 2016.

 Developing a Transit Emergency Management Plan

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

To be able to safely and efficiently resolve emergencies and interact successfully with emergency responders, transit agencies need to have plans in place before an emergency occurs. This workshop is designed to equip transit employees who are responsible for developing or updating emergency management plans with the skills they need to do so effectively. Participants will learn what elements to include in a plan, how emergency management ties into the activities that their agency and employees already perform, and useful strategies for developing, implementing, and updating their plans.

 DigiGirlz Day

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, WomenProgram Types: Career Exposure, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: Microsoft
Microsoft is proud to offer technology programs that target youth. This one-day event, held at multiple Microsoft locations worldwide, is designed to provide high school girls with a better understanding of what a career in technology is all about.
 
 

During the event, students interact with Microsoft employees and managers to gain exposure to careers in business and technology and to get an inside look at what it’s like to work at Microsoft. This exciting event provides girls with career planning assistance, information about technology and business roles, thought-provoking exercises, and interesting Microsoft product demonstrations. By participating in the Microsoft DigiGirlz Day, young women can find out about the variety of opportunities available in the high-tech industry and can explore future career paths.

 DOT Support Center – DOTSC

Audience Served: University StudentsProgram Types: On the Job Training, Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Regulation and ComplianceState: NDHost: Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute

DOTSC was established in November 2000 when North Dakota State University (NDSU), through Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute (UGPTI), established a partnership with the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT). This partnership was created to add value to transportation management in the state of North Dakota through:

  • Training students through real-world projects
  • Encouraging engineering students to enter the transportation engineering field
  • Providing a portal to the intellectual capital of NDSU
  • Contribute intellectual and technical knowledge of NDDOT staff to student development
  • Transportation organizational management projects such as employee retention, performance based management, strategic planning, and strategic business planning studies
  • Interfacing potential information technology and engineering employees with Department of Transportation policies and practices prior to graduation
  • Providing technical training specific for transportation procedures and practices

 Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program Graduate Fellowship

Audience Served: University StudentsProgram Type: Research or Scholarship OpportunitiesTransportation Modes: Freight (rail, trucking, pipeline), Transit, Marine and Inland Water, Highways/Roads/Bikeways, AllProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Distribution and Logistics, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and Policy, Regulation and ComplianceState: NationalHost: USDOT Federal Highway Administration

The Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) Graduate Fellowship provides funding for the pursuit of Masters or Doctorate Degrees in transportation related discipline. The program objectives are: 1) to attract the nation’s brightest minds to the field of transportation, 2) to enhance the careers of transportation professionals by encouraging them to seek advanced degrees, and, 3) to retain top talent in the transportation industry of the United States. The Program is intended to bring innovation and enhance the breadth and scope of knowledge of the entire transportation community in the United States. The DDETFP Graduate Fellowship encompasses all modes of transportation.

Deadline for Applications: April 14, 2016

For more information, go to: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/tpp/ddetfp.htm#FellowshipsApp

 E-Camp

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: IDHost: Boise State University

Students who are currently in 8th or 9th grade can use hands-on activities and projects involving self discovery, cooperative learning, critical thinking, and problem solving while living on campus in a college dormitory. All food, housing and recreational activities are provided. Cost – $250 ($300 after May 1) (scholarships available). Application deadline is May 1st.

 E-Girls

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, WomenProgram Types: Career Exposure, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: IDHost: Boise State University

E-Girls is a free overnight program for girls currently in 9th and 10th grade. Enrollment is limited to 40 girls. Workshops led by Society of Women Engineers professionals and college students may include: Biomechanics of Footwear, Packaging and the Environment, Virtual Worlds with Alice, Solving Forensic Mysteries, Physics of Rock Climbing/Rope Walking, A World of Career Choices, and more!

Application deadline is May 1st.

 Edmonds Expanding Your Horizons

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, WomenProgram Types: Career Exposure, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: WAHost: Edmonds Community College

Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) is a national conference that encourages girls, grades 8-12, to explore careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

 Effective Supervision in Transit

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

Supervisors must learn how to lead others rather than do the work themselves. In addition, they must earn trust and respect, in order to motivate, and strike the right balance between delegation and control. Supervisors must become skilled in proactive communication, listen well, demonstrate sensitivity, and articulate clearly. Supervisors must become adept in working in a diverse environment. As we face the complex challenges of today’s Transit environment, it becomes increasingly crucial that we examine our own behaviors as it relates to helping our organizations succeed.

  • Characteristics of Leadership
  • Emotional Intelligence, Resiliency, Flexibility and Trust
  • Communications
  • Diversity and Generational Differences
  • Coaching and Feedback for Motivation and Performance

 Electricity Essentials for Elementary School Students

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NEHosts: University of Nebraska Omaha, Aim for the Stars Summer Camps

How does electricity work in our house? Investigate the concepts of energy and electricity using snap circuits, experiments and activities. An Omaha Public Power District expert will visit to discuss electricity basics. At the end of the week, put your knowledge to the test and create an electric city!

 Electricity Essentials for Middle School Students

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NEHosts: Aim for the Stars Summer Camps, University of Nebraska Omaha

How does electricity work in our house? Investigate the concepts of energy and electricity using snap circuits, experiments and activities. An Omaha Public Power District expert will visit to discuss electricity basics. At the end of the week, put your knowledge to the test and create an electric city!

 Elements of a Travel Training Program

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Easterseals Project Action Consulting

This course provides information about different aspects of travel training programs including variations in programs, scope, people served, data collection and reporting, and program evaluation. Learners will have the opportunity to fully explore and assess their own program and hear from their peers about how other programs operate.

During the course, learners will complete four learning modules consisting of readings, videos, audio recordings, activities, forum entries, and quizzes, and participate in in-depth homework activities and one live teleconference. A total of 12 hours will be required of each learner.

 Emergency Management in Transit

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Small Urban and Rural Livability Center

This session instructs how to assess current capabilities; emergency preparedness; management responsibilities; examples of drills, simulations and exercises and how to assist in developing a sustainable agency program.

 Emergency Procedures for Rural Transit Drivers

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Rural Transit Assistance Program

The online e-learning course provides training to transit drivers and staff on properly responding to incidents, accidents, problem passengers, acts of nature and other emergencies. The three units are: Preparedness, Hazards and Threats, and Emergency Procedures. The learner component includes the Learner’s Guide, available in an e-learning format with the content, videos, and quizzes included.  It can also be downloaded or ordered as a hard-copy. The instructor component includes the Instructor’s Guide as a PDF or hard-copy, explaining how to deliver the training; a PowerPoint; and a recorded webinar with an overview of the training.  There are also sample pre-trip inspection forms available for download.

 Energy Camp

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureState: SDHost: Mitchell Technical Institute

Are you interesting in a career in the field of energy and renewable resources? MTI is holding an Energy Camp that will provide students with the opportunity to explore a variety of energy-related fields, such as Wind Turbine Technology, Automation Controls/SCADA, Power Line Construction and Maintenance and Propane and Natural Gas Technologies.

 Energy Summer Institute

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureState: WYHost: University of Wyoming

Are you ready for an outstanding summer experience combining intellectual inquiry, recreation, and the opportunity to meet new friends – all within the dynamic environment of the University of Wyoming? The Energy Summer Institute is a one-week science camp designed to fire-up your imagination related to energy-related challenges facing the world.

  • Engage in an exceptional summer program related to the energy industry
  • Spend one week on the University of Wyoming campus
  • Explore and learn in small, informal classes (with no tests or grades)
  • Study with Science Posse Fellows and the EE Nanotech Fellows
  • Enjoy an environment where you can be yourself and have fun!
  • Meet new people in a relaxed, university atmosphere
  • Develop new and long-lasting friendships

The program provides you with a well-balanced campus experience. The university community, with its rich academic and cultural opportunities, is a challenging and exciting place. Activities include classes, extracurricular activities, recreational events, and field trips.

 Engineering and Science Festival

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: IDHost: Boise State University

Engineering & Science Festival is a FREE event for all ages with a wide variety of engaging activities designed for K-12 students and their family.

 Engineering Excitement

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: MTHost: Museum of the Rockies

It’s build-make-do (and revise) in our camp for young Engineers! We’ll work with all kinds of structures and vehicles to defeat Olympic-sized challenges and make different things – and make them better!

 Engineering Expo

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, K-12 Educators, Community College Students, University Students, Community College/University FacultyProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: SDHost: South Dakota State University

The Engineering Expo offers high school students a chance to compete in contests for prizes, as well as meeting college students, educators, manufacturing firms, and the general public. The Expo hosts a Physics Bowl for high school teams, as well. Some of these competitions (Bridge Builder, Hill Climber, Photovoltaic Cannon, Rocket Car, and The Scrambler) require preparation prior to the event, making them excellent class projects.

 Engineering Summer Program

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: WYHost: University of Wyoming

2 weeks hands-on opportunity to experience all engineering fields at the University of Wyoming. Students also participate in field trips and cultural activities.

 Environmental Justice and Public Participation

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Small Urban and Rural Livability Center

How to develop approaches to gain effective participation by minority and low-income populations; identify specific resources; respond to results of public participation; and using public participation as a constant component of transit planning.

 Ethics in the Workplace

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Small Urban and Rural Livability Center

Topics outlined within this presentation include: ethics development; applying ethics to situations; standards and tests; the growing trend of ethical violations and growing our ethics.

 EV3 Engineering I

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NEHosts: Aim for the Stars Summer Camps, University of Nebraska Omaha

This camp uses LEGO™ Mindstorms Education EV3 to build, program and test solutions using the EV3 Intelligent brick. Brainstorming creative solutions to engineering situations using rotation, light, ultrasonic and touch sensors, students practice collaboration and problem solving skills.

 EV3 Engineering I for Girls

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, WomenProgram Types: Career Exposure, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NEHosts: Aim for the Stars Summer Camps, University of Nebraska Omaha

This camp uses LEGO™ Mindstorms Education EV3 to build, program and test solutions using the EV3 Intelligent brick. Brainstorming creative solutions to engineering situations using rotation, light, ultrasonic and touch sensors, students practice collaboration and problem solving skills.

 EV3 Engineering II

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NEHosts: Aim for the Stars Summer Camps, University of Nebraska Omaha

(Must have taken NXT I or EV3 Engineering I) This camp is not for novice robotics campers! Campers will collaborate with a partner to expand upon experiences in NXT and EV3 camps to solve problems encountered in LEGO™ competitions while enjoying new challenges in robotics.

 EV3 on Mars

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NEHosts: Aim for the Stars Summer Camps, University of Nebraska Omaha

(Must have taken NXT I or EV3 Engineering I)Use your knowledge of Mars to create a model terrain! Design, construct, program and test a LEGO™ Mars Explorer to explore your terrain. Select a landsite and build a Mars habitat prototype. This is not just a LEGO™ camp!

 Expanding Your Horizons for Girls

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, WomenProgram Types: Career Exposure, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: MTHost: Montana State University

This one-day conference at MSU-Bozeman includes hands-on workshops in the fields of science, technology, math and engineering (STEM) for girls in grades 6, 7, and 8, plus lunch, and group activities.

Spend a day at MSU, meet girls from around Montana and MSU students who are taking STEM classes and pursuing STEM field careers. You will get to try out some new, fun activities in MSU labs and studios. By the end of the day, you’ll have some innovative and creative new ideas for thinking about your future.

 Explore, Make and Discover in the Big Sky

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: MTHost: Montana State University

Explore Place This exciting summer program will explore the environment of the Big Sky and its relationship to architecture. Students will engage in the variety of environments that exist in the Mountain West region of Montana as sites for architectural investigations and proposals. Through the activities of hiking and rock climbing, students will explore the world around them as inspiration for design.

Make Space  This program will translate student observations through experience in rock climbing to designing space for people. Students will work with a variety of materials and at different scales to create architectural designs. Students will work individually and collectively to generate designs and build spaces here in the Gallatin Valley.

Discover Architecture This one-week program will allow students to experience the hands on studio environment of a college architecture program and see the exciting opportunities in the profession of architecture.

 Financial Management for Transit Operators

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Small Urban and Rural Livability Center

This workshop includes: accounting fundamentals; revenue management; contracting; local match; cost allocations; budgeting; audits; and developing 3 – 5 year management plans.

 Financial Planning in Transportation

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

Federal transportation planning requirements have long called for the development of continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive metropolitan and statewide transportation planning processes. These processes include the development of long range transportation plans, metropolitan area transportation improvement programs (TIP), and statewide transportation improvement programs (STIP). The TIP and the STIP identify investments and strategies to implement the long range plans. The metropolitan long range plan, the TIP and the STIP must include financial plans identifying the source of funds from public and private sectors that can reasonably be expected to be available to carry out the policies, strategies, and investments identified in these planning documents. In addition, they must be fiscally constrained to demonstrate that identified policies, strategies, and projects can be implemented using revenues that are currently available or that can reasonably be projected for the future. In order to meet these requirements, transportation planning professionals need to know how to develop a sound financial plan that identifies funding sources for needed investments, and demonstrates the reasonably reliable means to maintain and operate the existing federally funded transportation system. The Federal Transit Administration and the Federal Highway Administration have joint oversight authority to ensure statewide and metropolitan planning processes including the development of the long range transportation plan and the metropolitan and statewide transportation improvement programs adhere to applicable federal laws and regulations.

Note that this course does not focus on the special financial planning requirements for New Starts projects.

 FIRST® LEGO® League

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NDHost: University of North Dakota

The UND College of Engineering and Mines sponsors the annual FIRST LEGO League tournament for North Dakota, typically held in late January or early February.  Teams of future engineers in grades 5-9 design and program a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robot to achieve a specific set of tasks.  Over 30 teams come together at the state tournament to test their creations against the best ideas from around the state.  Tournament winners are eligible to move on to the World Festival, held later in the spring. 

 Flathead Expanding Your Horizons

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, WomenProgram Types: Career Exposure, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: MTHost: Flathead Valley Community College

Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) is a one day symposium for middle school girls showing them the exciting and diverse experiences science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers have to offer. Volunteers from the Flathead Valley community organize short, hands-on workshops to directly engage with the girls at a critical time in their development. 

 Frontline Customer Service

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Small Urban and Rural Livability Center

Effective skills to create a positive customer service experience for the customer and employee to include: telephone and email etiquette; problem solving; managing attitudes; handling complaints and creating a professional work environment.

 Fundamentals of Demand Response Transportation Training

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Institute for Transportation Research and Education

Webinars will be taught as a series with two webinars each day for three consecutive days for a total of six webinars.  There will be three series held during the fiscal year. You can select from four registration options: you can register for individual days consisting of two webinars or you can register for all six webinars in a series (three days) at one time. Courses may be taught on demand if there is sufficient interest.

Topics include: Policies and Practices, Service Delivery Methods, Basics of Scheduling, Basics of Dispatching, Understanding Billing, and Using Your Data.

 Fundamentals of Transit Supervision

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

The course is designed to provide transit supervisors with a better understanding of their role whether they are new to supervision or have been a supervisor for a while and are interested in brushing up on their skills. Participants will learn strategies for dealing with common challenges, and will acquire the skills necessary to avoid future problems, including to:

  • View themselves as part of “management”
  • Supervise former colleagues, friends
  • Deal with people, not just tasks
  • Build teams and motivate workers
  • Handle discipline
  • Define and maintain performance standards
  • Give and receive constructive feedback
  • Coach others
  • Avoid the pitfalls of overusing power
  • Establish goals for workgroups
  • Time Management

 Gateway Camps

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: SDHost: South Dakota Department of Education

The Gateway Academy Camps utilize Project Lead the Way’s project-based, hands-on, and real world problem solving approach to STEM education. The camps are designed to nurture kids’ imaginations, inspire creativity, and develop self-confidence. The educational activities found at a Gateway Academy Camp thoroughly engage girls and boys from all backgrounds, igniting their passion and fueling interest in understanding how things work, while significantly advancing their skills in STEM subjects.

Gateway Academy sites are selected to provide leading edge technologies that allow kids to sample topics such as robotics, dissection, and 3D modeling. Participants will broaden their understanding of the engineering design process and the scientific method. They will act as scientists, researchers, and engineers while being exposed to these career paths.

 GEMS- Girls, Engineering, Mathematics, and Science

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, Women, Other Specific PopulationProgram Types: Career Exposure, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: SDHost: South Dakota State University

This one-day workshop provides an opportunity for eighth-grade girls to explore interests in engineering, science, and technology. Scheduled every March, the workshop lets students interact with professional women from industry, as well as with professors and students from SDSU. The goals of this workshop include introducing eighth-grade girls to engineering, math, and science; increasing student and parent knowledge in these areas; providing an environment that facilitates learning and excitement; and inspiring eighth-grade girls to continue to pursue the courses of study introduced during the workshop.

 Girls-n-Science 2016

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, WomenProgram Types: Career Exposure, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: MTHost: Montana State University - Billings

The event will begin at 12:30 and end by 4 pm.  Check back here soon to learn more about the 2016 event!

New this year:  STEM Stars for 7th and 8th grade girls only
MSUB LA Building – 9 am to Noon

Three 45 minute learning opportunities will take place just for middle school girls!  Explore three different STEM fields through fun, hands-op programs.  Girls must register ahead of time to be involved and space will be very limited.  To learn more call 406-896-5890.

 GIS – Mapping Today’s World

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NEHosts: Aim for the Stars Summer Camps, University of Nebraska Omaha

A totally new and unique camp, GIS, Geographic Information Systems, uses geographic technology such as remote sensing data from satellites, GPS, computer technology and geographic data to produce extremely precise maps in entertaining and enlightening ways. GEOcaching and map making will highlight this camp!

 Graduate Engineering Program

Audience Served: University StudentsProgram Type: On the Job TrainingTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and Policy, Regulation and ComplianceState: ORHost: Oregon Department of Transportation

Our Graduate Engineering Program is an attractive option for up-and-coming engineers who rotate through the disciplines for up to two years and receive mentorship from a registered Professional Engineer, which helps them meet requirements to become a licensed PE.  Participants are recognized as full-time employees, receiving a salary, a full benefits package, and mentorship from a registered PE while in the program.

 Harassment Prevention for Transit Employees

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

Harassment Prevention for Transit Employees is designed to assist transit employees in maintaining a safe and respectful work environment by recognizing and responding to potential harassment issues. The objectives of the course are to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Identify the potential impact of harassment on their transit organization and its employees
  • Review their organizations harassment prevention policy and its key compliance issues and reporting avenues
  • Demonstrate skills for recognizing and responding to potential harassment and retaliation issues
  • Discuss strategies for proactively preventing harassment in the transit workplace

To accomplish these objectives, the course integrates lecture, visual aids, participant interaction, and learning activities.

 Harassment Prevention for Transit Supervisors

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

Harassment Prevention for Transit Supervisors is designed to assist transit supervisors and managers in maintaining a safe and respectful work environment by recognizing and responding to potential harassment issues. The objectives of the course are to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Explain the supervisors role and responsibilities regarding compliance with the transit organizations Harassment Policy
  • Recognize and prevent harassment in the transit workplace
  • Respond to and report potential harassment issues
  • Receive complaints of potential harassment and handle requests for confidentiality

To accomplish these objectives, the course integrates lecture, visual aids, participant interaction, and learning activities.

 Hard Hats and Heels

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, WomenProgram Types: Career Exposure, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Distribution and Logistics, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and Policy, Regulation and Compliance, Operators (of conveyances by mode), Vehicle and Equipment Design, Manufacture, and MaintenanceState: NEHost: Central Community College

Planes, trains and automobiles is what this camp is all about! It’s time to add hard hats and boot heels to your closet. This all-day two week camp is geared to the young woman (or young man) who has completed their freshman/sophomore year and finished one year of algebra. The focus will be on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) concepts, so put your geek on and join us for some fun as we dig deep into the world of road and bridge design, logistics and safety. Time will be spent learning these concepts through tours and hands-on activities. By the end of the camp, participants will have and understanding of transportation careers and a strong base in resume-building and public speaking. 

 Hawai’i Expanding Your Horizons

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, WomenProgram Types: Career Exposure, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: HIHost: University of Hawaii - Manoa

The Expanding Your Horizons Conference is a unique opportunity for girls in grades 6 through 8 to engage in hands-on workshops in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) led by Honolulu, Hawai’i’s top scientists, engineers, and specialists. This unique event is designed to foster young girls’ enthusiasm for STEM careers, inform them of professions and opportunities, and encourage them to continue their studies in science and math to reach their goals and objectives.

 Hawaii Construction Career Days

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, Community College StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Operators (of conveyances by mode)State: HI

Hawaii Construction Career Days provides an opportunities for Hawaii’s youth to gain insight into the multi-faceted construction industry. The event is comprised of two areas which students rotate through: 1) heavy equipment and 2) trades/exhibits. The heavy equipment area allows students a chance to see what it is like to work on an actual construction site. Students get to operate the arms of the equipment under close supervision. In the trades/exhibits area, students meet with the construction trades, labor unions, trade associations, private contractors and educational institutions to learn about career opportunities in the industry.

 Hawaii Local Technical Assistance Program

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Types: On the Job Training, Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and PolicyState: HIHost: Hawaii Department of Transportation

 LTAPs provide Transportation Technical Assistance Service to local units of government, contractors and consultants.

 High Tech Camp

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, WomenProgram Types: Career Exposure, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: WAHost: Microsoft
Microsoft is proud to offer technology programs specifically for youth. One of our signature programs, DigiGirlz High Tech Camp for girls, works to dispel stereotypes of the high-tech industry. We continue to look for opportunities to give young people a chance to experience, firsthand, what it is like to develop cutting-edge technology.
 

During the camp session, the girls listen to executive speakers, participate in technology tours and demonstrations, network, and learn through hands-on experience in workshops. Established in 2000, the camp program continues to grow and evolve.

 Higher Ed Mentorship Progam for Public Transportation

Audiences Served: University Students, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Career ExposureTransportation Mode: TransitProfession/Career Focuses: Planning and Policy, Operators (of conveyances by mode)State: SDHost: Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute

The mentorship program connects students with industry experts so that the students can learn about the practicalities of theories taught in class. The students may not enter the public transportation workforce per se, but the greater understanding of the field, the opportunity to connect theory to practice, and the development of a life-long learning process gained through the mentorship program will benefit them in their chosen profession, e.g., consultant, department of transportation employee, etc., regardless of what profession they enter.

 Human Resources

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Small Urban and Rural Livability Center

Workshop outlines employee hiring; managing staff; documentation skills; how to evaluate your current employee handbook; effective disciplinary corrective action methods; and how to stay out of court when terminating employees.

 Idaho Local Highway Technical Assistance Council

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Types: On the Job Training, Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and PolicyState: IDHost: Idaho Department of Transportation

LTAPs provide Transportation Technical Assistance Service to local units of government, contractors and consultants.

 Idaho Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Program

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, WomenProgram Types: Research or Scholarship Opportunities, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: IDHost: Society of Women Engineers

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a national organization that aims to encourage women to enter engineering.  The Southwest Idaho SWE section offers scholarships to women from anywhere in Idaho planning to pursue a degree in engineering, or an engineering-related field such as Computer Science or a hard science.  Scholarships are typically $2000 each and are based on merit. The number of scholarships and amounts vary each year depending on donations.  In 2015, Southwest Idaho SWE awarded scholarships to 6 deserving Idaho ladies.

Applications for the 2016 scholarship program are due February 28, 2016.

 Implementing Rural Transit Technology

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

Rural transit providers are interested in exploring how technology can help increase operating efficiencies and improve safety. Technology can transform scheduling and dispatching operations, provide new levels of customer service, and support innovative business practices.

However, the process for planning and implementing appropriate technology-based applications can be challenging. This course presents a structured approach for planning, implementing, and evaluating rural transit projects to help ensure that agency needs and expectations are met.

 Implementing the Transportation Requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Institute for Transportation Research and Education

ADA is a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) compliance area.  The training consists of three separate workshops covering the following topics:

  • ADA for Community Transportation Providers
  • ADA Paratransit and Accessible Fixed Route Service
  • ADA Paratransit Eligibility Determinations

The purpose of the training is to review ADA transportation requirements with public transportation agencies (public and non-profit) involved in providing public transit, human services transportation, or general public demand responsive transportation in North Carolina and to discuss key implementation issues.

 Inclusive Planning and Design in Mobility Management

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Center for Mobility Management

The webinar showcased mobility management practitioners who have creatively and persistently afforded people with disabilities, seniors, veterans, and others the opportunity to be involved in transportation planning. Speakers discussed their partnerships with other organizations, their outreach to different populations, and their inclusive attitude. Presenters: Kelli Fairless, Valley Regional Transit, Meridian, ID; Dwight Mengel, Tompkins County Dept. of Social Services, Ithaca, NY; Judy Telge, Coastal Bend Center for Independent Living, Corpus Christi, TX. This webinar was sponsored by the NCMM and the Strengthening Inclusive Coordinated Transportation Partnerships Project

 Indigenous Scholars of Promise

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, MinoritiesProgram Type: Research or Scholarship OpportunitiesState: MTHost: Hopa Mountain

Indigenous Scholars of Promise (ISP) is a college preparation program that provides Native American and Latino high school juniors and seniors in Montana with training, mentoring, and support services to help them prepare to apply to the top tier colleges/universities of their choice. ISP scholars have a 3.4 GPA or above and are considering applying to highly competitive colleges and universities. Applications are now being accepted from high school seniors and juniors that meet these qualifications.

The Indigenous Scholars of Promise program provides various opportunities:

  • Visits to college and university campuses.
  • Monthly training and coaching meetings for one year to help prepare you to apply to colleges/universities and succeed once you are there.
  • Assistance with university essays, application/testing fees, and scholarship applications.
  • Mentor and peer support throughout the college preparation process.
  • Recognition through participation in the Indigenous Scholars of Promise program.

 Intelligent Transportation Systems

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Small Urban and Rural Livability Center

Examples of ITS in transit; needs assessment process; 3rd party vendors; data management; funding strategies and frequent ITS challenges are described within this session.

 Internship Program/Work Study/Coops

Audiences Served: Community College Students, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: On the Job TrainingTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Vehicle and Equipment Design, Manufacture, and MaintenanceState: NEHost: Nebraska Department of Roads

Internships: Students work in lieu of attending classes and may receive college credit for their Internship. Guidelines and time periods are established by each educational institution. Some Internships may be required for graduation.

Co-Op: Students work in lieu of attending classes and receive college credit. Guidelines and time periods are established by each educational institution. Required for graduation.

Work Study: This program provides a unique opportunity for students who are working towards a degree to gain experience in the particular field of study they have chosen while attending classes at an accredited school.

 Intersection Design, Accessible Equipment and Tools

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Easterseals Project Action Consulting

This webinar addresses the variety of tools, technologies and other equipment travel trainers can use when teaching safe street crossings. Participants will gain information about intersection design and accessibility, and what tools (both high-tech and low-tech) can be developed to aid in the street crossing process during travel training and once the students begin traveling independently.

 Introduction to Environmental Justice

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

This training will instruct FTA’s grantees on how to effectively satisfy the requirements of Executive Order 12898, U.S. DOT Order 5610.2(a), and FTA Circular 4703.1 on Environmental Justice.  It is intended to serve as guidance for practitioners, reviewers, and grantees on effective ways for integrating the consideration of Environmental Justice impacts throughout the transportation planning and project development/NEPA processes.

 Introduction to the National Center for Mobility Management

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Center for Mobility Management

This webinar provided a brief introduction to the Center as it begins its second year, with a focus on the many resources available through the Center. Particular resources mentioned include the Regional Liaisons for communications by FTA region, By Topic information website pages, Mobility Management Information Practices database, and information briefs.

 Introduction to Transit Asset Management

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

Transit asset management represents a strategic approach to managing transit assets. It focuses on an agency’s business processes for resource allocation and utilization with the objective of better decision-making based upon quality information and well-defined objectives. The key principles of asset management represent a perspective that a department can adopt in looking at its current procedures and seeing how better decisions on infrastructure can be made with better information.

 Introduction to Transit Service Planning

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

This course seeks to have participants understand public transit service planning. By the end of the course, participants will be able to undertake conceptual service planning/design and redesign, including routing and scheduling, transit budgeting, and calculating levels of service and capacity.

 Introduction to Travel Training Workshop

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Easterseals Project Action Consulting

Introduction to Travel Training is an intensive three-day workshop with classroom and field instruction. The workshop offers an environment where travel trainers will acquire knowledge in the classroom and in the field, obtaining constructive feedback from trainers and colleagues. Travel trainers will receive a workbook and access to a collection of useful electronic resources ready to use when they return to work.

The workshop consists of ten modules and covers strategies for training on rail systems and in rural communities in addition to the traditional fixed-route bus material.  It also covers the role of travel trainers and ADA complementary paratransit service, ADA rights and responsibilities and the process of assessing ongoing progress throughout training.

 Jackrabbit BEST Robotics

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: SDHost: South Dakota State University

BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology) Robotics Inc. started in Texas in 1993 by two engineers from Texas Instruments. Since then, interest in the program has helped create 50 hubs (local competition sites) nationwide. SDSU is proud to be one of the newest hubs.

The mission of BEST Robotics Inc. is to inspire students to pursue careers in engineering, science, and technology through participation in a sports-like, science- and engineering-based robotics competition.

 Junkyard Warriors II

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: WYHost: Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools

Students will recycle common everyday items to create motorized mechanisms, mini-robots, and racers. The program is divided into a series of challenges where students will compete as teams against each other to accomplish specific tasks. Each challenge combines environmental principles, physics, and basic elements of design and engineering. After mastering the beginning concepts, students will face a final challenge to earn the title “Junkyard Warrior.”

 Lawrence Brothers Science Camp

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, Other Specific PopulationProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: SDHost: University of South Dakota

For one week this summer the University of South Dakota will provide an opportunity for students entering the 7th, 8th and 9th grades to have fun learning about science.

During that week, future scientists will learn numerous scientific aspects of sports. Laboratory activities accentuate the chemistry, physics, biology, physiology and mathematics of analyzing sports, and the physical and physiological aspects of the activities.

The Lawrence Brothers Science Camp is a great way for students to meet and get to know fellow students from around the area and across the state, while they learn university setting.

 Leading as a Mid-Manager in Today’s Public Transportation

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

This program provides a unique training and educational opportunity for the transit managers and supervisors who hold mid-level positions in transit organizations.

This course offering will provide participants with skills necessary to lead, manage, and supervise from the middle of the organization. After completing this training you will be able to:

  • Consider issues of diversity in the workplace
  • Recognize the characteristics of effective and ineffective leadership
  • Apply a number of effective leadership techniques and methods
  • Develop skills that will help achieve leadership Goals
  • Diversity
  • Characteristics of Leadership
  • Time Management
  • Emothional INtelligence, Flexibility, and Trust

 LEGO Robotics II

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: WYHost: Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools

Are you an inventive students who likes to tinker, build and solve problems? Students will learn the world of computer programming and robotics using the latest technology from LEGO. Join this camp to build and program a robot that moves with motors, reacts with sensors and emits sounds from the computer. No prior experience is necessary.

 Maker Camp II

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: WYHost: Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools

Want to create, tinker and imagine new ideas? A Maker is someone who uses technologies to create and MAKE new things. A Maker is a creator of technology, not just a user of technology. Join our Maker Summer Camp and unleash your inner Maker. Students learn to use technology, to make their ideas real. Hands-on learning offers students the chance to learn new making and building skills.

 Making Decisions about Cost Allocation for Mobility Management Programs: A Learning Module

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Center for Mobility Management

This module will enhance one’s understanding of cost allocation as it relates to mobility management, heighten one’s ability to make cost-allocation decisions to support mobility management; improve one’s skill in evaluating cost-allocation decisions, and learn about resources available to explore this topic more in depth. 

 Managing Community Mobility

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

The customer base for transportation services has expanded greatly. Due to demographic shifts, changing job markets, environmental concerns, increasing pressure to find alternatives to the single-occupancy vehicle, and suburban/exurban land use patterns, the transportation needs of the population are changing and increasing.

Characteristics of travelers today include people with disabilities as well as low-income individuals. These groups are interested in using more independent modes of transportation services as well as improving the current system. Transportation services are sometimes fragmented and/or duplicative, creating inefficiencies for customers and extra costs for programs needing transportation. Additionally, transit services may stop at jurisdictional lines and not connect with other modes or jurisdictions.

Mobility, human service, and transportation professionals struggle to create ride options to meet the needs of these disparate consumer groups. It is time to put the pieces of this puzzle together to make a seamless transit network for those who need it. Mobility management strategies address this need in an inclusive and non-threatening manor for both human service and public transit as well as the automobile industry.

This course will examine creative approaches to resolving fragmented and/or duplicative transportation systems to create a more seamless and cost-efficient network with a customer-focused mindset.

 Managing Vehicle and Facility Maintenance Programs

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Small Urban and Rural Livability Center

The workshop consists of these topics: preventive maintenance, in-house vs. contracted service, vehicle inspections, information management and warranty management for vehicles and facilities.

 Materials, Metallurgy and Forensics Camp

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: SDHost: South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

 

In case you do not know about this field of engineering, here are just some of the things you will do at this camp:

  • Learn about nanomaterials, composites, polymers, metals, and the making of a Samurai Sword
  • Get hands-on with heat treating, blacksmithing, welding, and casting
  • Do materials testing (i.e., impact and tensile strength testing) and materials characterization using an optical and scanning electron microscope
  • Practice forensic engineering by investigating how materials fail

This camp is supported by the ASM Materials Education Foundation. Students will learn from professors at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

 MDT Internship Program

Audiences Served: Community College Students, University StudentsProgram Types: On the Job Training, Career ExposureProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and Policy, Regulation and ComplianceState: MTHost: Montana Department of Transportation

The Vision of the MDT Internship Program is to build a bridge to our future through a diverse student internship program, resulting in a sustainable pipeline of talent for the Montana Department of Transportation.

MDT sees value in delivering a robust and rewarding internship program for both students and the agency. Internships provide MDT with expanded potential pipelines of qualified applicants and aids our state labor force in expanding the number of individuals who are capable and experienced in occupations relevant to our infrastructure and governance.

Areas MDT employee summer interns:

  • Engineering Division
  • Maintenance Division
  • Informational Services Division
  • Planning Division
  • Aeronautics Division
  • Audit Division
  • Legal Services Division
  • Human Resources and Occupational Safety and Health Division

Qualifications: Must be currently enrolled in College, University or Tech School and at least be entering junior year or have completed at least 60 credit hours. If applicant is enrolled in a Tech School (2 year program) the credit minimum is 30 credit hours. Applicants that are within six months of their graduation may be considered.

 MDT/MSU Design Unit

Audience Served: University StudentsProgram Types: On the Job Training, Career ExposureTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: MTHost: Montana Department of Transportation

The MDT/MSU Design Unit is a cooperative educational center administered by the Montana Department of Transportation and located at Montana State University, Bozeman. The center is focused on attracting talented MSU engineering students to a career in transportation design, and providing them with the skills and experience necessary to begin a successful career. The center employs eight MSU Civil and Construction Engineering students who work full-time during the summer and part-time while attending classes.

The first several months of student employment involves an extensive training curriculum focused on road design and highway project development. The training supplements the MSU engineering curriculum by introducing the complexities of large public works projects and the tools used to plan and design those projects. Once the training is complete, the students immediately apply their new skills to real-world highway projects and help to complete designs and produce contract plans for construction.

The MDT/MSU Design Unit also provides students the opportunity to work side-by-side with experienced MDT engineers. The full-time staff is dedicated to providing a supportive work environment and to mentoring the students as they begin their careers after graduation. Although employment ends once the students obtain their degree, the Design Unit is often utilized for fulltime employment at MDT as well as engineering consulting firms throughout Montana.

The Design Unit is staffed by MDT engineers Chad Welborn, P.E. (Manager), Rodney Payne, P.E. (Design Supervisor), and Lotse Townsend, E.I. (Civil Engineering Specialist).

 MECOP/CECOP

Audience Served: University StudentsProgram Types: On the Job Training, Career ExposureProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and Policy, Regulation and ComplianceState: ORHosts: Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon State University, Oregon Institute of Technology, University of Portland, Portland State University

The multiple Engineering Cooperative Program is a program available to students in disciplines related to the engineering industry.

Student Selection

Students are selected into the program through two screening processes. First, they are screened academically in their sophomore year. This is primarily an effort to ensure that students are academically qualified to take upper-division courses. A second screening takes place through an interview process during which all members of the MECOP Board interview the students applying for the program. The goal of this screening is to make every effort to ensure that the students are qualified and ready for future internship placement.

The program’s objective is to develop students through a variety of high quality companies and firms that employ a wide range of engineering disciplines. To insure this, the students are required to intern at two different companies. This allows both the University and the students a more representative view of today’s diverse engineering opportunities.

Representatives from each company offering internships for students in the program are required to participate in placing the students into internships. The process consists of an informal social gathering introducing students and representatives, followed by interviews. Each student is interviewed by a group of company representatives to ask questions and clarify students’ needs and expectations in an internship. The purpose is to match students and companies, achieving mutual benefits to all parties.

 Missoula Expanding Your Horizons Conference

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, WomenProgram Types: Career Exposure, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: MTHost: University of Montana

The Missoula Expanding Your Horizons Conference is a unique opportunity for girls in grades 6 through 8 to engage in hands-on workshops in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) led by female scientists, engineers, and technology specialists. This event fosters middle school girls’ enthusiasm for STEM careers, informs them of professions and opportunities, and encourages them to continue their studies in science and math to reach their goals and aspirations.

 Mobility Management and Meeting Dialysis Transportation Needs

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Center for Mobility Management

Based on data collected from 39 states, nearly 18 percent of all brokered Non-Emergency Medical Transportation trips are to dialysis centers. The panel of experts addressed the challenges and opportunities to providing necessary service to dialysis customers, forming partnerships between transportation and healthcare providers, and meeting the growing demand for service. Mobility managers working to assist with dialysis transportation needs are encouraged to participate.  The webinar is part of a series that the National Center for Mobility Management is sponsoring related to health care and mobility management.

 Mobility Management Basics

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Center for Mobility Management

This on-line, self-paced course begins by exploring the mobility management approach to transportation, how it evolved, and how it can be implemented in communities. Above all, it stresses that mobility management activities will be specific to each community’s vision, resources, and priorities. It then explores transportation service strategies and funding for particular populations, with concrete examples in both the module and links to resources produced by Partnership for Mobility Management partners.

 Mobility Managers and Transportation Planners: Together, Facilitating Public Input into Transportation Plans

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Center for Mobility Management

In this webinar, Dwayne Weeks, Director of FTA’s Office of Planning, joined presenters from local agencies to discuss the roles FTA, FHWA, and MPOs play in transportation planning and innovative examples for boosting public participation. Speakers discussed how mobility managers and transportation planners together can accomplish the important work of enhancing public input into coordinated transportation planning as well as broader long- and short-term transportation planning.

 Mommy, Me, and SWE

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, WomenProgram Types: Career Exposure, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NDHost: North Dakota State University

This one-day event allows young girls to learn about engineering and STEM fields by doing hands-on activities and projects with their moms. At the end of the morning, the girls complete a project while their moms learn more about how to encourage their daughters to continue to pursue their interests in STEM.

 

 Montana Local Technical Assistance Program

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Types: On the Job Training, Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and PolicyState: MTHost: Montana State University

LTAPs provide Transportation Technical Assistance Service to local units of government, contractors and consultants.

 My Technical Interest Days

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, K-12 EducatorsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Operators (of conveyances by mode)State: SDHost: Mitchell Technical Institute

MyTI (pronounced “mighty”) Days are an opportunity for students and instructors to visit the programs at Mitchell Technical Institute and the “next steps” in career clusters of interest.

 National Conference on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Transportation Research Board

Held once every two years, it offers a valuable experience for rural transit and human service transit providers, tribal transit managers, planners,state agency staff, intercity bus operators, consultants, researchers and trainers; anyone who is interested in learning about the latest in best practice and current research in mobility and access in rural communities. The conference includes multiple routes to offer learning opportunities throughout the conference for everyone: planning and design; policy, funding and finance; rural transportation in today’s operating environment; technology and training solutions; and special topics in rural mobility.

 National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI)

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: IDHost: Idaho State University

The goal of the NSTI Program at Idaho State University is to create awareness and stimulate interest in middle and high school participants to take full advantage of the opportunities that exist in the transportation industry. The STI Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration and is open to participants attending public and private schools. The curriculum will expose participants to science and engineering and potential careers in transportation. In addition, participants will participate in academic enhancement activities, field trips, and hands-on projects.

 Native Science Fellows

Audiences Served: Community College Students, University Students, MinoritiesProgram Type: Research or Scholarship OpportunitiesState: MTHost: Hopa Mountain

Hopa Mountain and Blackfeet Community College cooperatively offer an innovative Native Science Fellows program for Native American undergraduate and graduate students to participate in community-based science organizations in an effort to increase their engagement in higher education and geosciences careers.

There are four primary goals:

  1. To increase the number of Native American students who are engaged in community-based geosciences education and careers;
  2. To provide role models and work experience for Native American high school and college students interested in the geosciences;
  3. To develop a career ladder network of Native students that are interested in pursuing geosciences careers; and
  4. To build a network of community-based science professionals who are committed to the success of Native students and provide on-going support for personal, academic and professional success.

 NDDOT Internship Program

Audiences Served: Community College Students, University StudentsProgram Types: On the Job Training, Career Exposure, Research or Scholarship Opportunities, Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Vehicle and Equipment Design, Manufacture, and MaintenanceState: NDHost: North Dakota Department of Transportation

Are you seeking a paid professional internship in your field of study? The NDDOT regularly hires summer internships and offers competitive pay and diverse experience using the latest technology and business practices. We commonly hire civil engineering, civil engineering technology, business management, communications, computer science (information technology), and human resource students and offer them paid work experience in their fields of study.

The NDDOT typically posts these internship opportunities in the Spring of each year around mid to late March. Please check back to get the positions available and application process.

 NDSU Expanding Your Horizons

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, WomenProgram Types: Career Exposure, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NDHost: North Dakota State University

Expanding Your Horizons is a nationwide organization that holds regional conferences for young women in grades 7-9 to encourage and develop their career interests in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in an effort to overcome a history of limited participation by women in these career fields.

In the 37 years Expanding Your Horizons has been brought to the Fargo-Moorhead area, it has had an impact on more than 23,781 youth. This regional conference is a tri-college effort, with collaboration from numerous community partners.

This one-day conference is held annually in April, and provides more than 40 hands-on workshop sessions each year at various locations throughout the Fargo-Moorhead area. Local professionals lead the workshops and provide students the opportunity to meet and form personal contacts with women working in traditionally male occupations. Young women in grades 7-9 from regional schools and/or who are home schooled are invited to attend the Expanding Your Horizons conference.

 Nebraska Local Technical Assistance Program

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Types: On the Job Training, Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and PolicyState: NEHost: University of Nebraska–Lincoln

LTAPs provide Transportation Technical Assistance Service to local units of government, contractors and consultants.

 Non-Emergency Medical Transportation: The Competitive Edge

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Community Transportation Association of America

Today there is never-before-seen complexity in the non-emergency medical transportation field. Limited funding combined with growing patient loads has states seeking intermediaries that can control costs through competition. Community and public transportation providers must become efficient, safe, cost effective and accountable to maintain these important medical transportation services. The Community Transportation Association, in response to requests from its members, is introducing a new initiative — The Competitive Edge— which will give community and public transit providers the tools, resources and benefits they need to make them central players in this new medical transportation environment.

Examples of training subjects include

  • Value: Determining the true cost of service
  • Pricing: Lowering your costs to be competitive
  • Negotiation: Winning through persuasion
  • Accountability: Building a recordkeeping and reporting process
  • Training: Focusing on the patient

 North Dakota Local Technical Assistance Program

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Types: On the Job Training, Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and PolicyState: NDHost: North Dakota Department of Transportation

LTAPs provide Transportation Technical Assistance Service to local units of government, contractors and consultants.

 Northern Plains Tribal Technical Assistance Program

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation Professionals, Other Specific PopulationProgram Types: On the Job Training, Career Exposure, Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and PolicyState: NDHost: United Tribes Technical College

The goals of the program are to assist American Indian Tribal Governments by increasing their technical capabilities in transportation and to expand their workforces to effectively address their transportation needs. 

 Northwest Tribal Technical Assistance Program:

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation Professionals, Other Specific PopulationProgram Types: Minority or Women Focused Programs, Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and PolicyState: WAHost: Eastern Washington University

 Nurturing American Tribal Undergraduate Research and Education (NATURE)

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, Community College Students, University Students, Community College/University FacultyState: ND

Nurturing American Tribal Undergraduate Research and Education (NATURE) is an educational outreach program sponsored by the North Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (ND EPSCoR). NATURE is designed to build new and strengthen existing pathways for American Indian students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Participants of the program include students and faculty from all five tribal colleges in North Dakota, high schools students and teachers from the four North Dakota Indian reservations, and faculty from research universities of North Dakota, North Dakota State University (NDSU) and University of North Dakota (UND).

NATURE is a culturally relevant program. The philosophy of the program focuses on American Indian heritage and how science and technology have evolved from such practices. The program encourages respect for American Indian practices within the context of scientific methods and theories. This focus offers an even greater relevancy to students and faculty who participate.

 NXT Engineering 1

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, Other Specific PopulationProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NEHosts: University of Nebraska Omaha, Aim for the Stars Summer Camps

Programming, building, sensor work – it’s all in NXT I! This camp is a dynamic excursion into engineering mobile robotics. Campers use real-life applications and an intelligent brick to engineer robots that move at various speeds, read ambient light, perform tones and more!

 NXT™ Engineering 1.5

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, Other Specific PopulationProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NEHosts: Aim for the Stars Summer Camps, University of Nebraska Omaha

(Must have taken NXT Engineering I) Warm up to NXT II and EV3! Apply NXT™ I design concepts and programming skills to accomplish multiple challenging missions. Using your robot, you will learn how to program multiple and individual robotic challenges.

 NXT™ Engineering I for Girls

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, WomenProgram Types: Career Exposure, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NEHosts: Aim for the Stars Summer Camps, University of Nebraska Omaha

Programming, building, sensor work – it’s all in NXT I! This camp is a dynamic excursion into engineering mobile robotics. Campers use real-life applications and an intelligent brick to engineer robots that move at various speeds, read ambient light, perform tones and more!

 ODOT College Internship Program

Audiences Served: Community College Students, University Students, Entry-Level WorkersProgram Types: On the Job Training, Career Exposure, Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and Policy, Regulation and ComplianceState: ORHost: Oregon Department of Transportation

ODOT will accept applications from students in accredited degree programs that have completed at least their freshman year in an Associate or Bachelors degree program as well as students enrolled in graduate school. ODOT will also consider recent graduates that have completed their Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Doctoral degree in December the previous year or after.

ODOT’s College Relations program was implemented in 2007 to address the pending loss of skilled professionals due to the wave of expected retirements. Since that time, ODOT has employed talented students and recent graduates, and created a national recruiting profile. As the awareness our programs grow, ODOT wants to make sure they are continuing to meet the needs of the agency by attracting the most qualified applicants for employment within the agency. 

ODOT programs are competitive, national programs. The preferred qualifications for applicants include:

  • being in good academic standing
  • enrollment in (or graduation from) an accredited program
  • recommendation from a faculty member

 ODOT Maintenance Trainee Program

Audience Served: Entry-Level WorkersProgram Type: On the Job TrainingTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focus: Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: ORHost: Oregon Department of Transportation

The Maintenance Trainee Program is a pilot program focused on helping people change careers or start a new one. The MTP program trains employees on the job to help them meet the minimum qualifications so within two years of being hired on, they meet the minimum qualifications of a Transportation Maintenance Specialist 2. This is an exciting opportunity for individuals who have limited experience in maintenance and want to be a part of a team environment making a difference in the community they live in.

 One-Call/One-Click Training

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Center for Mobility Management

This webinar training includes: Community Self-Assessment tool to be used by communities preparing to establish a one-call/one-click service;  One Call One Click Activity Checklist NCMM OCOC Webinar #1; Joint Scheduling Dispatching Action Plan (Sample): Q & A from webinar.

 Operation Veterans in Public Transportation (OVIPT)

Audiences Served: Transportation Professionals, VeteransProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Southwest Transit Association

Connecting Heroes to Jobs, Healthcare and Life

In 2012 Dick Ruddell, SWTA Board President, and Kristen Joyner, Executive Director, traveled to Washington D.C. to learn more about different veterans initiatives across the nation. SWTA and other public transportation associations quickly realized the great service our industry can provide to returning vets and collectively launched various initiatives across the country. OVIPT is SWTA’s regional effort to connect returning veterans to jobs in the public transportation industry.

Goals
  • To meet employment needs of returning veterans
  • To assist in the conversion of military skills to civilian job skills
  • To connect vets to in-depth public transportation training in various transit jobs
  • To assist vets in training, preparation and testing for commercial driver’s license (CDL) or Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification
  • To counter the sudden loss of community veterans experience with discharge
  • To help sustain public transportation and meet the industry’s succession needs
  • To increase employers’ practical knowledge of transition and support needs
  • To engage military veterans within public transportation as trainers, coaches and mentors

SWTA is connecting with military bases and transit agencies to host future job fairs and to develop veterans-to-jobs pipelines throughout our eight great states.

 Oregon GEAR UP

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, K-12 Educators, Other Specific PopulationProgram Types: Career Exposure, Professional DevelopmentState: ORHost: Oregon State University

Oregon GEAR UP – which stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs – is supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and the contributions of many community partners including The Ford Family Foundation. We work with select middle and high schools over six or seven years to create a college-going culture by providing funding and technical assistance, professional development for educators, and summer opportunities for students.

Our schools range in size but all serve low-income students in rural communities. School staff work as a team to design program activities that meet the needs of their community grounded in our research-based model. Examples include college visits, financial aid awareness nights for parents and students, tutoring and academic support, and career fairs. The Oregon GEAR UP office and its partner organizations also sponsor statewide activities that complement the efforts of school personnel.

In addition to working with GEAR UP schools, our program conducts outreach and offers college readiness resources to all of Oregon’s low-income serving middle and high schools including statewide initiatives like College Application Week and It’s A Plan, a senior year checklist for students, parents, and educators.

 Oregon Technology Transfer Center

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Types: On the Job Training, Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and PolicyState: ORHost: Oregon Department of Transportation

LTAPs provide Transportation Technical Assistance Service to local units of government, contractors and consultants.

 Overview of Transit Procurement for Senior Leadership

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

This revised half-day seminar offers senior leadership a better understanding of the rationale, functions, and general process of third-party contracting for FTA grantees. It provides an overview of major elements of an acceptable procurement program and is designed to be presented in a conference setting. Some of the themes of the seminar are competence and training, teaming and partnering internally and externally, supporting advance planning of procurements, and adhering to pre-established procedures. Topics include:

  • Principles of Procurement
  • The Procurement Process
  • Roles and Responsibilities

This seminar features a panel consisting of an FTA representative, Washington; FTA representative, regional; a representative from the private sector, and a transit procurement officer. Included in the panel discussions will be issues such as the procurement process, policy and practice, and the transit agency organization.

 Paratransit Management and Operations

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

The goal of this course is to teach transit professionals the skills needed to effectively manage and operate paratransit services. Topics include:

  • History of demand response service and where the industry is today
  • The relationship between managing and providing paratransit service
  • Developing policies and procedures for your paratransit department
  • Management functions needed to operate paratransit service, including planning, resource availability, staffing, scheduling, budgeting, and performance evaluation
  • Operating techniques to provide paratransit service, including contracting vs. in-house, brokerages and call center operations, route deviation, taxi supplements, and feeder service
  • Scheduling techniques that are based on your agency”s resources and local transit environment
  • Controlling costs and billing methods
  • Technology’s role in paratransit service
  • Customer service throughout the paratransit department

The course is facilitated by industry professionals with extensive experience in paratransit service and the ADA.

 Paratransit Manager Certification

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/Career Focus: Regulation and ComplianceState: NationalHost: Easterseals Project Action Consulting

Easterseals Project Action Consulting (ESPAC) now offers certification for professional paratransit managers. Certified through the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida, the program provides paratransit managers of all experience levels with the Certified ADA Paratransit Manager credential. Credits earned through ESPAC, other professional organizations, and work experience can be applied toward the total 60 hours needed for initial certification.

Paratransit Managers need to have a comprehensive understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, transportation service, human resources, and eligibility and operations appeals processes. Managers dedicated to going beyond the minimum requirements will also want to have a firm understanding of emergency preparedness, governance, and public engagement. When you acquire these advanced skills, current and future employers will know that you have a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of paratransit management.

 Partnerships with Faith-based & Community Organizations to Support Inclusive Coordinated Transportation & Mobility Management

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Center for Mobility Management

This Webinar was hosted by the National Center for Mobility Management and the ACL Inclusive Coordinated Transportation Partnerships Project, in cooperation with the Federal Transit Administration, and the U.S. Department of HHS Administration for Community Living (ACL) as well as their Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships (The Partnership Center).

Attendees learned about:

  • Strategies to reach out to faith-based and community organizations and national initiatives that can support your work;
  • Partnerships that have been established with non-traditional – non-transit organizations such as religious organizations;
  • Resources regarding how to develop and sustain relationships.

 Passenger Service and Safety (PASS) Training

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitProfession/Career Focus: Operators (of conveyances by mode)State: NationalHost: Community Transportation Association of America

The Community Transportation Association is a national nonprofit membership organization representing public and private transportation providers and is a recognized leader in the field of transit education, training and information

The PASS basic program consists of 6 modules and includes comprehensive training on the assistance that drivers should be providing to passengers with special needs. It is based on CTAA’s Passenger Service and Safety (PASS) driver and trainer certification program that has successfully trained and certified over 45,000 drivers and instructors. It is regarded as an industry standard and we are proud to offer PASS training in an online format. For more information on the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) and to purchase training materials, go to www.ctaa.org/training.

 Peaks and Potentials Camp

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureState: MTHost: Montana State University

For more than 30 years, Peaks and Potentials has given high-ability/high-potential students entering grades 5-7 (in Fall 2016) the opportunity to explore special topics of interest and work with experts in various subject areas.

Instructors are MSU faculty, graduate students and experienced professionals from the area. University students and professionals act as director and counselors throughout the week.

Students have the option of staying on campus or commuting each day. All classes emphasize personal instruction and small group interaction as well as a “hands-on” approach. Academic, recreational and social activities offer students a chance to interact with their peers and sample campus life.

 Performance Measures in Mobility Management: Experiences from the Field

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Center for Mobility Management

This webinar featured two mobility management practitioners—Heather Wheeler, Executive Director, Community Transportation Association of Idaho, and Marion Denney, Senior Mobility Manager, Dallas Area Rapid Transit—talking about ways they are measuring the performance of a variety of mobility management objectives and activities. They emphasized measures and data collection that captures the impact of mobility management objectives on wider community goals. Performance measurement expert Meredith Highsmith explained the framework she uses in the NCMM training Performance Measures for Mobility Management and Coordination, as well as provided tips to develop measures to capture the outcomes of mobility management program work in bringing forth positive social, health and economic outcomes. 

 Port of Seattle Internship Program

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, University StudentsProgram Types: On the Job Training, Career ExposureProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and PolicyState: WAHost: Port of Seattle
Interested in public-service? Are you currently a student looking for professional experience to advance yourself in the job market? The Port of Seattle offers a diverse field of opportunities for students of every level to pursue career advancement in their respective field of study.
 
The Port of Seattle’s Internship Program, started in 1963, offers these types of internships every year. The internship program is designed to provide qualified candidates with an opportunity to excel in their field of study and perform real work to jumpstart their careers. In return, the port gains a fresh perspective from the next generation of community leaders. 
 
The port offers internships for graduate, undergraduate and high-school students in various fields of study including but not limited to: Accounting, Auditing, Construction Management, Engineering, Environmental, Finance & Budget, Human Resources, Marketing, and Planning.  

 Primary Sector Workforce Training Grants

Audience Served: Entry-Level WorkersProgram Type: Research or Scholarship OpportunitiesState: MTHost: Montana Department of Commerce

The Primary Sector Workforce Training Grant (WTG) encourages the creation of jobs in primary sector businesses. Primary sector businesses are generally defined as those having 50% or more of their sales outside Montana. This funding provides an essential job training incentive for new businesses to locate in Montana and provides existing primary sector businesses with essential support to train employees in new jobs that allow the businesses to expand in Montana without leaving the state.

A primary sector business creating jobs in Montana is eligible for up to $5,000 for each net new full-time job created and $2,500 for each net new part-time job created that pays at least 170% of the state minimum wage. Training funds are not provided to the awarded applicant business until the jobs have been created at the qualifying wage and eligible expenses have been incurred.

Applications are accepted on an open-cycle basis until all available funds are committed to approved projects.

This grant program is administered by the Department of Commerce with the Department Grant Review Committee making the actual grant award decisions. The Committee may award workforce training grants to primary sector businesses that provide education or skills-based training for employees in a newly created job.

This program is targeted to businesses that can demonstrate:

  • 50% of the business’s sales are from outside of Montana or the business is a manufacturing company with 50% of its sales from companies that have 50% of their sales outside of Montana, and
  • must meet at least one of the following criteria
    • be a value-adding business as defined by the Board of Investment,
    • demonstrate a significant positive economic impact to the region and state beyond the job creation involved,
    • be a new business that provides a product or service that is not available in Montana or the region which results in state residents leaving the state to purchase the product or service,
    • provide a service or function that is essential to the locality or the state, or
    • be a for-profit or a nonprofit hospital or medical center.

Applicants must provide $1 of match for every $3 dollars of grant funds.

Trainees must be paid at least the average wage that meets or exceeds the lesser of 170% of Montana’s current minimum wage or the current average weekly wage of the county. The wage can include benefits. County wage rates in effect are provided here.

The Department is targeting this workforce training grant program to projects that can demonstrate tangible, measurable results involving employees working in the businesses that are receiving assistance.

 Problem Passengers, Challenging Situations: Managing Problem Passengers and Difficult Situations

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Rural Transit Assistance Program

This training portrays the difficult situations rural transit providers may face, such as verbal abuse, sexual advances, dementia, incontinence, fare refusal, offensive odors, weapons and seizures, and discusses appropriate driver responses. The training module includes a resource guide for training and a 27-minute training video.

 Project Management for Transit Professionals

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the major components of a well-defined project
  • Explain the functionality of each phase of the project lifecycle and associated deliverables
  • Create a Project Management Plan (PMP), including a Statement of Work (SOW) and Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Identify methods to obtain reasonable project estimates to develop a realistic project schedule
  • Use Earned Value to control and report a projects status and evaluate the impact of potential changes on the PMP
  • Recognize the relationship between leadership and teamwork development, as well as the importance of communicating to all stakeholders

 Public Involvement in Transportation Decisionmaking

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

Public Involvement is much more than posting notices and holding public hearings. Public participation involves creative thinking, with willingness and ability to interact openly to the public’s preferred forms of communication. It is about being sensitive to disparate needs and conflicting priorities. It is about giving the public an opportunity to influence transportation decision making. This course walks the talk by employing public involvement techniques as the means of conveying the key learning outcomes. It is a joint effort among FTA’s Office of Planning, NTI, the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Office of Planning, and the National Highway Institute (NHI) and was recently updated to reflect changes in the Federal Transportation reauthorization.

This course does not focus on the NEPA process, but on more general strategies and tools of engaging the public.

 Public Transportation (TL 786)

Audiences Served: University Students, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitProfession/Career Focus: Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: Small Urban and Rural Livability Center

This course focuses on public transportation issues and models used in urban and rural settings. The course is categorized into seven modules: The history, governance, planning and design, service delivery, management, trends, and future. Students will work on projects directly related to transit systems. Each student will be assigned an industry mentor (3 credit hours).

 Public Transportation (TL 787)

Audiences Served: University Students, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitProfession/Career Focus: Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: Small Urban and Rural Livability Center

This course focuses on concepts and modeling procedures used when planning and operating public transportation systems. Topics covered include transit demand analysis, quality of service concepts and estimation, bus and rail capacity, and service planning.

 Puget Sound Engineering Council Engineering Fair

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: WAHost: Puget Sound Engineering Council

The Puget Sound Engineering Council (PSEC)  hosts an Engineering Fair in conjunction with local chapters of engineering societies, colleges, and businesses. The Engineering Fair generally has about 25 display booths, staffed by practicing engineers and technical people representing many types of engineering disciplines. In addition,
the Fair also features a hands-on design competition on site (The Popsicle Stick Bridge Load Competition sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers). More information on the contest can be found at www.seattleasce.org/ymf.

The Fair provides a fun, visible way to see and hear about the various types of engineering disciplines, as well as encourage students to think about engineering as a career. This is an annual event that coincides with National Engineers Week in February.

The event is open to the public, with the target audience being K-12 students and their parents. There is no admission required to enter the Fair, which will occur in the Museum of Flight’s Side Gallery on Saturday February 6th, 2016 from 10 AM to 4 PM. However, entry into the museum portion of the Museum of Flight is required.

 Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Transit

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

To provide an overview of the essential components of quality assurance and quality control in transit agencies. This course will also review and expand upon the FTA’s Quality Management System Guidelines and address the various perspectives for quality relative to capital development, transit operations, maintenance, or vehicle acquisition.

 Quest for Funding: Getting Creative

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Center for Mobility Management

This NCMM webinar highlighted sensible, creative, and slightly crazy – but effective – strategies, for obtaining funding for transportation programs. Our speakers discussed high-earning fundraising events, partnerships with local organizations, and public funding sources that allow them to provide quality transportation services.

 Ready, SET- Go!

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, WomenProgram Types: Career Exposure, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsState: SDHost: South Dakota State University

The Ready SET-Go! Camp is a one-day workshop for high school girls held every November. (SET stands for Science, Engineering, and Technology.) Modeled after the eighth-grade GEMS camp, this version offers activities more suited to high-school age students and is designed to help students decide how to focus their interests into a college major and a career. To this end, professional women from the industry provide a key part of the workshop.

The goals of this workshop are to introduce high school-aged women to engineering, math, and science through a highly dynamic program of hands-on activities, increase student and parent knowledge of engineering, math, and science with regard to academic preparation and professional opportunities, provide an environment that facilitates learning and excitement about engineering, math, and science, and to inspire young women to continue to pursue the courses of study introduced during the workshop.

 Relationship Building

Audiences Served: University Students, Community College/University Faculty, Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Types: On the Job Training, Career Exposure, Degree Programs, Research or Scholarship Opportunities, Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: AKHosts: University of Alaska Anchorage, Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

The program started with a simple request from UAA Professor (Prof. Osama Abaza), teaching the Senior Civil Design Capstone Course, to DOT&PF to use one or more of the DOT&PF’s current projects as featured project(s) in the course.  The DOT&PF made a volunteer project manager and one of his projects available and the relationship building has grown from there.  Current program has the DOT&PF provide 1-2 volunteer PM’s with their projects to support the Capstone Course.  The DOT&PF has 2-3 PM’s volunteer talk to the Freshman into to Engineer Courses.  UAA help advertise and their students fills 25-45 paid internships a year with DOT&PF.  UAA graduate students are working on their 3rd research project with DOT&PF, including experimental features in active projects.  And UAA has developed and hosts a weekly continuing education lunch speaker series that has attracted several DOT&PF staff into UAA’s growing graduate studies programs.     

 Rides to Meals, Part 2: Strategies to Connect Youth with Summer Food Service Programs

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Center for Mobility Management

Each summer, millions of eligible children are unable to access the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Services’ summer meal sites, often because of transportation challenges. In communities across the United States, summer meal programs and transportation professionals are putting their heads together to solve these challenges. This webinar featured two of these communities as well as a short review of other strategies discussed in NCMM’s Mobility Management In Practice brief on this topic: Transportation Strategies to Connect Youth with Summer Food Programs

 Rides to Meals: Strategies and Resources to Support Connections between Summer Food Service Programs and Transportation

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Center for Mobility Management

Following a joint welcome from Rik Opstelten, Federal Transit Administration, and Tony Craddock, Jr., USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), the webinar explored ways in which public transit programs can partner with FNS-funded summer food programs to ensure youth have access to nutrition over the summer months. NCMM’s Judy Shanley facilitated the webinar, which also showcased local examples from the field, presented by Kari Banta, Texas DOT, and Brian Baker, SPARTAN Public Transit. 

 Safety Data Fellow

Audiences Served: University Students, Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Research or Scholarship OpportunitiesTransportation Mode: AllProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Planning and Policy, Regulation and ComplianceState: NationalHost: Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

A post-graduate research project and developmental opportunity is currently available at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of the Secretary of Transportation. The appointment will be served within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy in the Office of Policy Development, Strategic Planning, and Performance in Washington, DC as a Safety Data Research Participant.

The Office of Policy Development, Strategic Planning, and Performance supports the Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy and Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy in policy matters affecting all aspects of transportation. The office provides technical expertise for the Department’s legislative, regulatory and research programs, conducts analyses and recommends policies, and serves as the Departmental focal point for initiatives related to safety across all transportation modes.

The goal of the project is to develop DOT’s data-driven approach to decision making as it relates to safety issues with implications across the modes of transportation (highway, rail, air, water, and pipeline). The participant will collaborate with individuals from DOT’s operating administrations and offices under the Secretary of Transportation, such as the Office of the Chief Information Officer, to connect, understand, analyze, and visualize DOT safety databases, data sources outside of the Department, and geospatial data. The work will foster increased DOT use of data to inform programmatic and policy decisions, and further demonstrate the value of a cross-modal approach through the power of data analytics and visualization. 

To be eligible, applicants must have received a Master’s degree or higher within 3 years of the start date in either policy, public administration, public health, data science, business analytics, GIS, economics, statistics, or a similar social sciences degree with coursework requiring data analysis and visualization.  Applicants who received his/her most recent graduate degree more than three years prior to the date of application will not be considered.

 Safety Management Workshop

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Southwest Transit Association

SWTA has created a two-day Safety Management Workshop to help medium, small, rural and tribal transit agencies understand the FTA’s Safety Management System (SMS) requirements and how to plan and implement SMS proactively, across all modes.

 Safety Training and Rural Transit

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Rural Transit Assistance Program

START Online is a new, interactive version of Safety Training and Rural Transit instructor-led course. It was developed in partnership with the Center for Transportation e-Learning (CTEL) and is hosted on CTEL’s learning management system (LMS).

START offers basic information for new drivers or refresher training for experienced drivers and is broken into three sections: Vehicle Safety, Driver/Operator Safety, and Passenger Safety. All content was updated in 2015 and consists of eight lessons within these sections, plus the original four videos. It uses e-learning tools to enhance and reinforce learning: scenarios, games, quizzes, and more.

 Seattle Expanding Your Horizons

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, WomenProgram Types: Career Exposure, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: WAHost: Seattle University

Our mission is to introduce middle schoolers to diverse professionals & foster youth interest in STEM fields through hands-on activities. Seattle Expanding Your Horizons (SEYH) is a hands-on conference that encourages middle school students to explore the world of math, science and technology. Biologists, botanists, engineers, veterinarians, and many other local professionals enthusiastically volunteer their time to host workshops that introduce students to exciting careers involving math, science and computer technology.

 Section 5310 Course: Filling Gaps in Mobility for Older Adults & People with Disabilities

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitProfession/Career Focus: Regulation and ComplianceState: NationalHost: National Aging and Disability Transportation Center

This self-paced, online course ran from June 30th through September 30th.  Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the availability of Section 5310 transit funding; eligibility and funding requirements; coordination planning; and ideas for innovative approaches for using Section 5310 funds.  

Course Goals:

  • Increase knowledge of the Section 5310 program among a broad range of stakeholders.
  • Promote interest in the Section 5310 program as a means to address locally-identified gaps in mobility for older adults and people with disabilities.
  • Improve stakeholder understanding of the flexibilities inherent in the Section 5310 program so as to promote new and innovative approaches to using the funding.

 Section 5310 Webinar 1: The Federal Perspective

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentState: NationalHost: National Aging and Disability Transportation Center

This webinar is Webinar 1 of the NADTC online course, Section 5310:  Filling Gaps in Mobility for Older Adults and People with Disabilities.

Do you want to learn more about Section 5310 funding?  This free webinar sponsored by NADTC discusses Section 5310 from the perspective of the Federal Transit Administration.  This webinar provides an overview of the Federal Transit Administration’s Section 5310 program, covering topics such as:  who is eligible for this funding; how to apply for the funding; what activities, programs and projects are eligible for funding; funding requirements; and how the funds are distributed.  Danielle Nelson, FTA Office of Program Management, was the featured presenter. 

 Section 5310 Webinar 2: State DOT Perspective

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Aging and Disability Transportation Center

This is Webinar 2 of the NADTC online course, Section 5310:  Filling Gaps in Mobility for Older Adults and People with Disabilities.

Section 5310 funding is funneled through the state Departments of Transportation.  How they administer the program and distribute the funds varies from state-to-state. In this free NADTC-sponsored webinar, you will hear how one state, Texas, makes its funding decisions, the types of projects that are eligible for funding as well as those that are typically funded, and how required coordination efforts are monitored.  Texas has funded a number of innovative programs and has modeled some great best practices.  

 Securing Community Mobility

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

This course discusses potential threats to community transportation systems and provides employees with techniques for improving security and preventing crime and acts of violence against the system, passengers, and themselves. Emphasis is placed on employee preparation for the work day, workplace violence prevention, and increasing transportation security. Employees are trained to use common sense, and to observe and report perceived threats or dangerous events so that operations can run safely, smoothly, and efficiently.

 Senior Leadership for Public Transportation

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

This program is held in conjunction with conferences. It provides a unique training and educational opportunity for the transit managers and supervisors who hold mid-level positions in transit organizations.

This course offering will provide participants with skills necessary to lead, manage, and supervise from the middle of the organization.

 Shared Mobility and the Transformation of Public Transit

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Transportation Research Board

TRB conducted a webinar on Thursday, September 29, 2016 that discusses research from Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 188: Shared Mobility and the Transformation of Public Transit. The ability to conveniently request, track, and pay for trips via mobile devices is transforming transportation mobility options. The report examines the relationship between public transportation, including paratransit and demand-responsive services, and shared modes, including bikesharing, carsharing, microtransit, and ridesourcing services provided by companies such as Uber and Lyft. This webinar focused on several of the report’s key findings. The presenters also discussed the opportunities and challenges for public transportation as they relate to technology-enabled mobility services and potential actions that public agencies may take to promote cooperation between public and private mobility providers.

 Skill-Building Workshops for Mobility Services Professionals in Community Transportation

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Institute for Transportation Research and Education

These courses are delivered online through NCSU/ITRE at the NCSU Extension Server. The majority of the course is taken online; there is a full-day on-site workshop that completes the coursework. Workshops are held on site at NCSU/ITRE.

Three workshops are offered and are structured as follows:

  • Introductory Webinar – approximately 1 hour
  • Web-based learning – approximately 6 hours
  • Information gathering – approximately 3 hours
  • Workshop – 7 hours on-site with 1 hour lunch

 SkillsUSA Montana

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, Community College Students, University StudentsProgram Types: Career Exposure, Research or Scholarship Opportunities, Professional DevelopmentProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Vehicle and Equipment Design, Manufacture, and MaintenanceState: MT

The Montana Association of SkillsUSA is a Career-Technical Student Organization serving students in Secondary and Postsecondary Industrial Engineering Training Programs in Montana.

 SkillsUSA Washington

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: WAHost: SkillsUSA Washington

SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA helps each student excel.  Our program is available in area high schools.

 Small Urban and Rural Transit Center

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Modes: Transit, Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Planning and Policy, Regulation and Compliance, Operators (of conveyances by mode)State: NDHosts: North Dakota State University, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute

The purpose of the Small Urban and Rural Transit Center (SURTC) is to increase the mobility of small urban and rural residents through improved public transportation.

This will be accomplished by providing transit stakeholders, users, providers, suppliers, and agencies, with the information, knowledge, and trained human capital that will allow them to take advantage of the latest technology, and better operation and management paradigms.

The objective of SURTC is to develop a Center of Excellence that will address the transportation needs of the public in small urban and rural locations.

 Society of Women Engineers Greatland Section Scholarship Program

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, WomenProgram Types: Research or Scholarship Opportunities, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: AKHost: Society of Women Engineers

The Society of Women Engineers Greatland Section is pleased to offer one $2,000 and two $1,500 scholarships to female high school seniors in Alaska planning to pursue a degree in engineering.

 Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Program

Audiences Served: University Students, WomenProgram Types: Research or Scholarship Opportunities, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: AKHost: Society of Women Engineers

The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. In 2015, SWE disbursed approximately 220 new and renewed scholarships valued at more than $660,000.

Scholarships are typically awarded in May (sophomore, junior, senior and graduate students) and July (freshmen and reentry students) for use during the following academic year. Recipients are announced in September.

Accredited programs are based on ABET accreditation for universities in the U.S. The list of SWE-approved programs is the same list as the ABET-accredited programs in engineering (EAC), computing (CAC), and technology (TAC). New for 2016-2017 academic year: Both PhD and Master’s students must be enrolled or accepted at a school with ABET-accredited programs.

 South Dakota Local Technical Assistance Program

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Types: On the Job Training, Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and PolicyState: SDHost: South Dakota State University

LTAPs provide Transportation Technical Assistance Service to local units of government, contractors and consultants.

 South Dakota State Electrical Engineering Camp

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, Other Specific PopulationProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: SDHost: South Dakota State University

The SDSU Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department is NOT offering your ordinary electrical engineering camp. Going beyond the typical, our high-tech electrical engineering camp also engages participants in a variety of adventurous outdoor activities.  We believe that after our engineers solve the world’s technical problems, they should be sure to also experience the world around them.  

 Southern Plains Tribal Technical Assistance Program

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation Professionals, Other Specific PopulationProgram Types: On the Job Training, Minority or Women Focused Programs, Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and PolicyState: AKHost: Oklahoma State University

The Southern Plains TTAP Center strives for a stronger, safer, smarter transportation workforce through technology, training, and education. Our goal is to connect, communicate, and collaborate with tribes and partners as we build dynamic relationships in the transportation community.

 Stack it Up! Lego Structural Engineering

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, Other Specific PopulationProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NEHosts: Aim for the Stars Summer Camps, University of Nebraska Omaha

Explore a sophisticated interlocking brick system with essential engineering and construction techniques from the Lego™ Master Builder Academy. Apply those concepts while learning some basic NXT™ programming tasks. Collaborate with partners to create stories about your creations!

 

 Stack It Up! Lego Structural Engineering for Girls

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, WomenProgram Types: Career Exposure, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NEHosts: Aim for the Stars Summer Camps, University of Nebraska Omaha

Explore a sophisticated interlocking brick system with essential engineering and construction techniques from the Lego™ Master Builder Academy. Apply those concepts while learning some basic NXT™ programming tasks. Collaborate with partners to create a stories about your creations!

 State and Metropolitan Transportation Programming

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

This course provides instruction on the basic concepts, components, and participants in the transportation programming process. Current and best practices will be incorporated into the program. The two and one-half day program covers the metropolitan and statewide programming processes required under the federal transportation planning regulations, and the variety among state programming processes including typical legal, political, and traditional process constraints, as well as aspects of local programming.

 Statewide and Regional Mobility Management Networks

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Center for Mobility Management

Effective mobility management professionals are connected with their colleagues throughout their states or regions. This webinar focused on the different strategies for network creation and how to foster networks so that peer relationships are developed, programs are replicated, advice is sought and given, and continuing education is provided.

 STEM Connect

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, K-12 EducatorsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: ORHost: Oregon Department of Transportation

Partnering department of transportation engineers with classrooms in their area (preferably in Title I schools) to encourage teachers to support STEM related content in the classroom.

If kids have positive experiences with STEM in school, they may become interested in STEM related careers later.

 STEM High School Boot Camp

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NDHost: North Dakota State University

North Dakota State University College of Engineering is launching its new STEM High School Boot Camp. The STEM High School Boot Camp will provide a deeper understanding of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) topics taught, as well as prepare students for high school STEM courses. 

This boot camp will take place July 11-14, 2016 and is geared toward high school students entering grades 9-12. Students interested in the program will have an option of being resident-based.  The resident-based option provides students, from throughout North Dakota and Minnesota, an accessible option to attend this boot camp without the need to drive long distances each day.  There are five different camps to choose from including:

Game Design Camp
During this four day camp at NDSU, participants will be introduced to game design principles which include the design elements of a good game, story line, role playing, programming techniques, and game music making. The game design development process is emphasized as strategy games are created, tested, and demonstrated. Participants will work with technologies including: Scratch, GameMaker, Unity Game Engine, and Python Programming Language.

VEX Robotics Boot Camp
This camp challenges participants to discover the world of automation and robotics. In this four day camp, participants will learn how to use the VEX robotics and ROBOTC control systems. Participants are divided into teams and presented with a design challenge in the form of a game. The teams will face off in a competition to see whose design performs best! The challenge will only be possible using teamwork, problem solving, and creativity.

Shaping a Sustainable Clean Energy Future
Participants will understand the challenges of conventional energy sources, and learn how to use alternative, renewable energy sources like wind and solar, which are essentially carbon free.  This camp will include hands-on activities that develop engineering skills and teach students how free sunlight can solve our daily energy needs.  Students will also build and refine an energy transformation device that works within given constraints to convert sunlight to electrical energy. To build a successful device, participants  will apply science concepts they have learned and also tinker, craft, and experiment.  They will use simple tools to design, test, and evaluate processes.  Successfully making their own Dye Solar Cells will be a memorable experience!

New Dimension of Engineering Design: Nature’s Way
The goal of this camp is to help participants incorporate imagination into their design process. The current product design approach is constrained by manufacturability which limits innovation.  Recent advancements in 3D printing technology provide a strategic advantage of design freedom that allows the construction of literally any shape. In this project, participants will become familiar with the new era of design expectations through the use of 3D scanners and 3D printers. The participants will learn how to design an object like nature does. This project will encourage participants to strengthen their technology competence and innovative thinking skills.

Materials Science
Materials science is a relatively new and broad field. It uses the principles of chemistry, physics, biology, and math to create innovative “new stuff”. The new stuff is rapidly transforming the way that everything from cars to light bulbs are made. It is helping to develop new, high-performing substances such as exotic alloys and super strong and super light composites, “Smart” materials that can remember their shape, repair themselves or assemble themselves into components. Emerging materials include composites, biomaterials, nanomaterials, graphite materials, prosthetics and implants. This camp will help participants understand different kind of material properties (stuff) through characterizing, designing, and testing.

 STEM on Two Wheels

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: MTHost: Museum of the Rockies

What’s the science behind a bicycle? What’s the easiest way to pedal up a hill? How do you patch a flat tire? Why do racing bikes have such skinny wheels? How does a bike keep from tipping over, anyways? We’ll answer these questions and more as we explore Bozeman by bike, and discover the science and engineering behind the world’s most efficient invention!

 STEM Scholarship

Audiences Served: Community College Students, University StudentsProgram Type: Research or Scholarship OpportunitiesProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: MT

Montana’s STEM Scholarship Program is designed to provide an incentive for Montana high school students to prepare for, enter into, and complete degrees in postsecondary fields related to science, technology, engineering, mathematics and healthcare. The goal of this program is to increase the number of STEM degree recipients participating in Montana’s workforce.

 Strategic Planning

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitProfession/Career Focus: Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: Small Urban and Rural Livability Center

Developing agency mission, goals and objectives; core values; challenges and opportunities; long- and short-range goals; business decision making; and performance measures.

 Summer Internship

Audiences Served: Community College Students, University StudentsProgram Types: On the Job Training, Career Exposure, Professional DevelopmentTransportation Modes: Freight (rail, trucking, pipeline), Transit, Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Planning and PolicyState: IDHost: Kittelson & Associates, Inc.

Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI) has been providing transportation engineering, planning, and research services to government agencies, municipalities, and private organizations since 1985.

Summer internships at KAI generally last about three months. Interns are given a framework plan in their first week with the purpose of providing broad exposure to our firm and profession. The plan covers five key elements: Technical skills, Project management, Business consulting, Outside interaction, and Acclimation. KAI staff members volunteer to work with interns and serve as guides to implement the framework plan. The mentor works closely with the intern-often sharing an office-to provide oversight, review progress, teach, ensure adequate workload, and help identify learning opportunities.

Interactions and learning experiences come in various forms during the summer internship as a way to get immersed in consulting and the transportation profession, including: project work, site visits and client, presentations, lunch hour tech sessions, individual teaching sessions, Meet and Greets with KAI staff across all offices, daily/weekly interaction with mentor, meetings with outside professionals, and weekly interactions with other interns. Additionally, each summer, interns participate in the Intern Jamboree, an event that brings all interns together in one office for a week of field trips, presentations, and meet and greets. Summer interns from local public agencies and private firms are also invited to participate, providing networking opportunities and insight into other areas of the transportation industry. The location of the office and variety of activities vary by year, but the Jamboree is always exciting and educational.

 Summer Research Apprentice Program

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Research or Scholarship OpportunitiesState: WYHost: University of Wyoming

Program offers an intensive, 8 hour a day, research apprenticeship with a professor in mathematics, science of engineering. The residential component of the program includes educational field trips, lab visits and guest speakers.

 Summer Transportation Institute

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureTransportation Modes: Freight (rail, trucking, pipeline), Transit, Marine and Inland Water, Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Distribution and Logistics, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and Policy, Regulation and Compliance, Operators (of conveyances by mode), Vehicle and Equipment Design, Manufacture, and MaintenanceState: MTHosts: Western Transportation Institute, Montana State University

“The Summer Transportation Institute (STI) is an innovative summer program for high school students guaranteed to spark their interest in transportation through creative problem-solving and hands-on activities. Participants will have the opportunity to experience college life, explore career options, and improve their academic performance. Students gain skills in applied science and math, work together with their peers on design teams, and meet university and professional staff in the transportation field.

The STI provides a stimulating introduction to all modes of transportation through professional presentations, field trips, and hands-on activities. Participants live in the dormitories on campus and participate in a sports and recreation program in the evenings and on weekends. The program is free to all selected participants. Food, housing, and program expenses are paid for by a generous grant from the Federal Highway Administration.”

 Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG)

Audience Served: University StudentsProgram Types: On the Job Training, Career ExposureState: NationalHost: USDOT Federal Highway Administration

The Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG) provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and skills that will complement your academic pursuits. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate tomorrow’s leaders, strengthen their understanding of the transportation industry and prepare them for future public service opportunities.

The STIPDG is a paid internship program open to all qualified candidates without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law.

 Supervisory Skills Training for New Transit Operations and Maintenance Supervisors

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: American Public Transportation Association

 A unique webinar series designed to help new transit operations and maintenance supervisors learn about some fundamental core competencies and related skills important for their success. APTA members only.

 TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science)

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NDHost: North Dakota State University

TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science) is a unique and challenging academic program and annual competition designed to challenge students to work cooperatively and think creatively to solve real everyday engineering problems!

What?

The TEAMS competition is a one-day, two-part academic competition coordinated by the Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS). Students build their problem-solving skills across several academic areas and learn to work cooperatively as group members during the competition. The experience is designed to introduce students to an “engineering team” work environment. Students compete for local, state and national awards and recognition. JETS will recognize the top 10 national teams in each division, plus each student participating in a nationally ranked team will receive Certificates of Achievement.

 Tech Camp

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NDHost: Bismark State College

Bismarck State College holds a one-day Tech Camp during the summer months at the BSC Technical Center. The camp is for middle and high school students in grades 7 to 11.

Tech camp offers students an opportunity to work on technical projects and explore careers in the technology industry – networking, web development, computer programming, computer hardware, Geographic Information Systems, engineering technology, and databases.

Tech Camp is geared towards beginners, but all levels are welcome.

 TechBOYZ

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NDHost: North Dakota State University

This 10 week program meets once a week after school. Boys are introduced to a different type of engineering each week and do a hands-on project relating to that engineering discipline. TechBOYZ is put on by Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Phi Delta.

 TechGYRLS

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, WomenProgram Types: Career Exposure, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsState: NDHost: North Dakota State University

This 10 week program meets once a week after school. Girls are introduced to a different type of engineering each week and do a hands-on project relating to that engineering discipline. TechGYRLS is put on by the NDSU chapter of Society of Women Engineers.

 TETRIX™ ROBOTICS

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NEHosts: Aim for the Stars Summer Camps, University of Nebraska Omaha

If you are serious about robotics, you’ll enjoy constructing with heavy duty, aircraft-grade aluminum elements, integrating LEGO™ NXT pieces and increasing your knowledge of software skills using the graphical programming environment, LabVIEW.

 Thurston County Expanding Your Horizons

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, WomenProgram Types: Career Exposure, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: WAHost: South Puget Sound Community College
Expanding Your Horizons conferences have been held in cities across the United States. More than 625,000 young women have attended, participated, and enjoyed learning about career possibilities in the math and science fields in EYH events around the world since 1975. In Washington State, conferences are held in more than 10 cities throughout the year.
The Expanding Your Horizons conference in Olympia is held in the spring. Organized and presented by a group of interested volunteers, our local conference has grown in attendance each year. Every spring more young women have an opportunity to explore what it might be like to have a career in math and science.
 

 Title VI and Public Transit

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

This course will help practitioners appreciate the importance of transit equity considerations during the day-to-day life of transit planning, management, and operations. It is designed to provide accurate information on a variety of equity considerations an agency is exposed to on a daily basis.

 Title VI, Civil Rights and Diversity

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Small Urban and Rural Livability Center

Topics related to people with disabilities; awareness of hidden disabilities; language barrier issues and LEP requirements; responsiveness to cultural, gender and sexual orientation differences; minority community outreach and required public participation in the transportation planning process; as well as fulfilling your requirements for federal and state funding.

 Totally Cool Math and Science

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, Other Specific PopulationProgram Type: Career ExposureState: NEHosts: University of Nebraska Omaha, Aim for the Stars Summer Camps

Math, bubbles, sound, light and color top the list of activities. Make tessellation t-shirts! Solve puzzles and play with time. Play Egyptian Baseball! Make oobleck and get MESSY!

 TRAC and RIDES

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, K-12 EducatorsProgram Type: Career ExposureTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: ORHosts: Oregon Department of Transportation, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

TRAC™ & RIDES Outreach TRAC™ & RIDES, AASHTO’s educational outreach programs, are designed for use in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) classes. The hands-on activities introduce students in grades K-12 to the work world of transportation and civil engineering and inspire them to consider careers in those fields. Both programs are aligned with national standards and are currently being aligned with Core Curriculum Standards of Learning. State departments of transportation work with schools in their state by providing the curricula and resources for the schools and providing engineers to visit the classrooms to serve as speakers, teach a hands-on activity, and/or talk to students about the importance of math and science in preparing for their future.

 Traffic Safety Scholars

Audience Served: University StudentsProgram Types: Career Exposure, Research or Scholarship Opportunities, Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysState: NationalHost: Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities

Ever thought about a career in traffic safety? It’s a multi-disciplinary field providing tremendous opportunities for advocates, business/finance/management professionals, communicators, educators, engineers, injury prevention specialists, marketers, planners, police officers, public health practitioners, researchers, scientists, and others who want to make a difference in people’s lives. Government agencies, non-profit organizations, businesses, and universities employ thousands of professionals who use their expertise to improve safety on our nation’s roadways.

The 2017 Traffic Safety Scholars Program provides awards of up to $1,000 to undergraduate and graduate students to help defray the cost of attending the Lifesavers Conference on Highway Safety Priorities. Set for March 26-28 in Charlotte, North Carolina, you’ll not only learn about highway safety issues from leading experts, but network with the largest gathering of highway safety professionals anywhere in the country.

The deadline to apply is November 18, 2016.  Applicants will be notified of their status on or before January 6, 2017.

 Trail Trekkers

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureState: WYHost: Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools

Follow your curiosity on an adventure exploring the big and small, the near and far. Learn how to navigate using map, compass and GPS. Each day will be a journey on a new trail as you hike around Grand Teton National Park.

 Transit Board Members and Board Support Seminar

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: American Public Transportation Association

Policymakers and staff come together for professional development sessions focusing on best practices in governance and creating policy for public transportation systems. The educational content includes succession planning and regional legislative issues, as well as fiduciary responsibilities, advocacy, safety, mobility management, funding, and financing.

A separate leadership development track is offered for members who support transit boards of directors/commissioners.

 Transit CEOs Seminar

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: American Public Transportation Association

This seminar has something for every CEO type, long-time CEOs, new CEOs, and deputy CEOs. We will focus on topics that will get you and your agencies through the next year, such as your leadership role in the safety and security of your organization, a discussion of the new Administration, and the future of mobility.

This unique leadership forum offers opportunities to exchange ideas with colleagues and learn from other industry leaders. This seminar focuses on forward thinking and leadership topics relevant to your vision for leading your organization.

 TRANSIT I – The Foundations

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Small Urban and Rural Livability Center

This course is intended to provide new transit managers with a base of information and resources to assist in navigating through the maze of transit management responsibilities. For those who have managed programs for a number of years, it provides exposure to key elements of management and transit program assessment that previously you may not have taken the time to address or implement.

This course is broken into individual modules which cover: Introductory Human Resources; Vehicle and Facility Maintenance Programs; Safety and Risk Management; General Administration for Transit Agencies; Financial Management and Introduction to the Federal Transit Administration.

 TRANSIT II – The Pillars

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Small Urban and Rural Livability Center

This course is designed to build upon a transit administrator’s or supervisors’ existing base of knowledge and is designed to help them further develop their managerial skills. The material will be presented through a combination of lecture and activities, requiring individual critical thinking and significant group participation.

This course is broken into individual modules which cover: Advanced Human Resources; Financial Planning; Intelligent Transportation Systems for Transit; Strategic Planning; Emergency Management and Continuity Planning; Ethics and Leadership.

 Transit ITS Seminar

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

The goal of the workshop is to discuss and discover best practices in data management for transit ridership and for open source data, for internal agency consumption and external partner usage. This workshop will provide the opportunity for participants to network and will illustrate ITS data management best practices from peer agencies and from academic research. Participants will have the opportunity to hear case study presenters discuss their successes as well as lessons learned relating to data management, and will have the opportunity to tour a local transit agency’s facility to see some of the ITS technologies used.

After completing this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify data management techniques and software suitable for public transportation
  • Investigate the use of various data management practices from across the country
  • Discuss best practices for successful data management procurements
  • Review timely industry topics, such as:
    • Ridership forecasting
    • Open source/open data

 Transit Mid-Manager Seminar Level 1

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: ENO Center for Transportation

Eno’s Transit Mid-Manager Seminar, an integral element of Eno’s leadership training program, is an intensive, week-long course that provides mid-managers in the transit industry with the leadership and management skills needed to succeed.  It is designed for mid-level managers at public and private transit operating companies, private sector partners, and federal and state transportation agencies. It provides the tools for mid-managers to act as a bridge between senior leadership and public facing employees as well as to advance to more senior positions.

Students in the course will hear from seasoned instructors as well as key industry leaders.  Students also benefit from a close association with the National Transit Institute and the American Public Transportation Association and frequently continue on to Eno’s Transit Senior Executive Program for senior leaders.

 Transit Mid-Manager Seminar Level 2

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: ENO Center for Transportation

The Transit Mid-Manager Seminar (Level 2) is a course intended for graduates of the Eno Transit Mid-Manager Seminar (Level 1). Students will learn advanced skills that build upon concepts discussed at the first course, including communications, management techniques, and team building. Students will also benefit from several guest lectures delivered by senior transit professionals.

Transit Mid-Manager (Level 2) is a 3-day seminar that will enable you to perform at an even higher level and will prepare you for new leadership challenges in the transit industry.

Topics will include:

  • Delegation
  • Managing Up and Out (includes Managing Stakeholders)
  • Handling Difficult Employees and Underperformers
  • Growth Coaching and Constructive Feedback
  • Communication Part 2: Conflict Resolution
  • Influencing and Creating Followership (includes Emotional Intelligence)
  • Attracting & Retaining Top Talent

 Transit Senior Executive Program

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: ENO Center for Transportation

The Eno Transit Senior Executive Program is a year-long leadership development program. The course is centered around an intensive week-long seminar held in Washington, DC. Participants hear from distinguished guest lecturers, develop their leadership skills, and build connections in the transit industry. The Program is entering its 12th year and has more than 500 alumni.

The TSE Program is designed for top public and private transit executives to participate in an intensive and confidential forum on strategic management, leadership, and critical emerging industry issues. In addition to the four instructors, participants learn from more than a dozen guest lecturers who are current or former transit general managers, senior Federal officials, or senior private sector staff.

Admission to the program is selective, and a nomination/application process is required.

 Transit System Development

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Community Transportation Association of America

Developing a new transit system or adding to existing service within a transit agency can be daunting. Many steps and procedures must be followed to complete the planning process. Transit managers who are willing to ‘forward think’ and provide realistic goals for their organizations will be successful in implementing new service. Learning to develop this plan is essential and we can customize training in all or some of these subject areas:

Examples of training subjects include

  • Developing a Transportation Advisory Board
  • Strategic Planning
  • Funding Allocations
  • Establishing Performance Goals
  • Developing a Service Implementation Schedule
  • Determining Current System Shortcomings
  • Pursuing Coordination Strategies
  • Developing a Passenger Feedback System
  • Designing Brochures
  • Advertising and Promoting Service
  • Developing Annual Reports
  • Revenue Comparison
  • Contracting with New Agencies/Weekend Service
  • Links & Resources

 Transit Trainers’ Workshop

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

Transit Trainers’ Workshop is the only national event focused on training in the Transit industry. Over 200 transit professionals involved in human resources, operations, maintenance, and safety training attend the workshop each year. The program includes a variety of training and networking opportunities. Sessions are facilitated by transit professionals, university faculty and staff, and consultants. The goal of the workshop is to offer skills, strategies and techniques that will build the professionalism of transit trainers, enable trainers to become proactive partners in their organizations, and facilitate the sharing of information and resources in the industry. Participants select the sessions they want to attend based on their personal learning objectives.

Transit Trainers’ Workshop sessions provide participants with high quality training and valuable information. Session formats include: Full Day Pre-Workshop Seminars Three-Hour Concurrent Training Sessions Ninety-Minute Concurrent Training Sessions The workshop program includes a variety of training and networking formats covering a wide array of topics. Sessions are facilitated by transit professionals, university faculty and staff, and training consultants.

Networking, Networking, Networking! What you learn outside the classroom is as valuable as what you learn inside of it. Transit Trainers Workshop provides rare and much needed opportunities for you to network with colleagues. Meals, receptions, and activities are built into the program to let you relax and enjoy getting to know your peers.

 Transportation and Manufacturing Camp

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureState: SDHost: Western Dakota Technical Institute

Visit Western Dakota Technical Institute to learn about Auto Service Technology, Machining, Welding.

 Transportation Camp

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureState: SDHost: Lake Area Technical Institute

Career exploration of thousands of opportunities in the transportation industry. Hands-on activities in Aviation Maintenance Technology, Automotive Technology, Custom Paint & Fabrication, Diesel Technology, and High Performance Engine Machining.

 Transportation Leadership Development Program

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Institute for Transportation Research and Education

This 12-week Transportation Leadership Development Program (TLDP) mixes self-study materials and seminars. During the course of study, participants work through exercises that promote a deeper understanding of effective decision-making, employee motivation, teamwork, and practical applications of creative ideas.

 Transportation Learning Network

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and PolicyState: NDHost: Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute

The Transportation Learning Network is partnership of 4 states and NDLTAP that advances technical training in the areas of construction, design, bridge, materials, and planning.  The program delivers the training over video conference and webinar and houses recordings on a learning management system.

 Transportation Solutions Coordinator (TSC)

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Community Transportation Association of America

The Transportation Solutions Coordinator course teaches current and future mobility specialists, supervisory-level staff with human service and workforce development agencies, and coordinator-level volunteers within nonprofit community service organizations on how to gather and provide valuable resources and training to direct-service providers on the available transportation options within their home community.

Examples of training subjects include

  • Functions of a Transportation Solutions Coordinator
  • Identifying Transportation Services in Your Community
  • Funding for Community Transportation Services and Individual Riders
  • Programs that Help Individuals Access Transportation
  • Responding to the Transportation Needs of Specific Populations
  • Developing an Individualized Transportation Plan
  • Spreading the Word on Services

 Transportation Tech

Audiences Served: Community College Students, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NEHost: Integrated Global Dimensions

This program will create the training necessary to fuel the educational needs of technicians to transform the way society moves. Transportation Tech is creating high quality effective online training for transportation professionals involved in intelligent transportation systems and connected vehicle technology. The training will be made available for technicians currently in the field as well as promoted to community colleges and technical schools across the country to increase the quantity of professionals in this area.

 Travel Training Data Collection Standards Webinar

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Easterseals Project Action Consulting

Travel Training Data Collection Standards addresses the means and methods for data collection that are adopted most often in the field of travel training. Learners will be trained in the importance of collecting in-depth data that examines how independent travel resulting from successful travel training benefits the individual, the community and public transportation agencies. This webinar also addresses best practice standards that already exist, efforts currently in place to enhance standards, and how we can work together to professionalize the field of travel instruction.

 Travel Training: Determining Student Competency

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Easterseals Project Action Consulting

Travel Training: Determining Trainee Competency will address skills trainees should have prior to beginning a travel training program or working with a travel trainer. Learners will learn how to use the assessment process and other respectful methods to collect information in order to develop an understanding of a trainee’s baseline skills. Travel trainers must first determine baseline competency information and then develop a travel instruction plan to help the trainee work toward their independent travel goals. This webinar will address the methods by which a trainer can accomplish these tasks.

 Tribal Transit

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Small Urban and Rural Livability Center

Comprehensive management training relating to tribal governance; financial management, human resources, risk management, general administration, and maintenance programs for tribal transit agencies.

 TSA (Technology Students Association) TEAMS (Test of Engineering Aptitude, Math and Science) Test

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NDHost: University of North Dakota

 

Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science (TEAMS) is an annual competition for middle and high school students designed to help them discover their potential for engineering. During this one-day competition, students apply math and science knowledge in practical, creative ways to solve real-world engineering challenges.

TEAMS competitions are held nationwide on one day during the competition window of February 8 – March 20, 2016. Competitions held during that window determine local, division and state winners. The national TEAMS competition is scheduled to be held during the national TSA conference, June 28 – July 2, 2016 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee.

 

 Understanding ADA

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitProfession/Career Focus: Regulation and ComplianceState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

The goal of this course is to teach transit professionals the legal background of ADA and paratransit requirements. Topics include:

  • ADA legal requirements that apply to public and private transportation related entities
  • 14 service provisions documented in 49 CFR Part 37, Subpart G
  • Requirements to determine if a public or private entity must provide complementary paratransit service
  • Criteria for complementary paratransit service
  • Requirements for existing and new transportation facilities
  • Compliance and enforcement responsibilities of FTA, DOT, and DOJ
  • Responsibilities and compliance procedures for public and private entities
  • Enforcement and investigation processes, including hearings, decisions, and notices

The course is facilitated by industry professionals with extensive experience in paratransit services and the ADA.

 Washington Local Technical Assistance Program

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Types: On the Job Training, Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and PolicyState: WAHost: Washington Department of Transportation

LTAPs provide Transportation Technical Assistance Service to local units of government, contractors and consultants.

 Washington State Opportunity Scholarship

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, Other Specific PopulationProgram Type: Research or Scholarship OpportunitiesProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: WAHost: College Success Foundation

The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) supports low- and middle-income students pursuing eligible high-demand majors in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care and encourages recipients to work in Washington state once they complete their degrees.

The online application must be submitted by Monday, February 29, 2016 at 5 p.m. PST.

 Working with Local Governments

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Small Urban and Rural Livability Center

How to develop information, data, arguments, strategies and positioning to use with elected and appointed officials.

 

 WOU National Summer Transportation Institute

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focus: Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: ORHost: Western Oregon University

The Summer Transportation Institute program is a 2-week course on WOU campus to introduce high school students to all modes of transportation and to transportation careers. The Office of Service Learning & Career Development (SLCD), will host the Summer Transportation Institute. The program will include classroom instruction, hands-on demonstrations, field trips, guest speakers, and group and individual projects. Participants will have an opportunity to explore all areas of transportation from bridge construction to airplane design. They will also have opportunities to participate in various after-hours and weekend sports and recreation activities.

 WSDOT Highway Construction Trades Scholarship Program

Audience Served: Entry-Level WorkersProgram Type: Research or Scholarship OpportunitiesTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focus: Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: WAHost: Washington Department of Transportation

About the Program: The WSDOT Highway Construction Trades Scholarship program is designed to assist female, minority and socially/economically disadvantaged individuals that are residents of Washington State who want to pursue training through an approved program that leads to employment in the highway construction trades.

The scholarship is intended for females, minorities and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals pursuing training in one of the trades listed below and are interested in working on highway construction projects are eligible to apply:

  • Carpenter
  • Electrician
  • Cement Mason
  • Painter
  • Truck Driver
  • Iron Worker
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Pile Driver
  • Laborer
  • Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Scholarships are to be used to cover tuition costs, but funds may also be available to cover books and supplies needed for program completion.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis until July 1st or until all funds are exhausted.

 Wyoming Energy Camp

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureState: WYHost: University of Wyoming

For Wyoming students completing 5th-8th grades who have not attended an Exploring Science Camp. 

 Wyoming STARBASE Academy

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureState: WYHost: Department of Defense Youth Program

Wyoming STARBASE Academy is a Department of Defense Youth Program operated in partnership with the Wyoming National Guard and Wyoming Military Department since 1994.  It is located in Cheyenne, Wyoming at the Raper Armory, but prior to that it was located at the Wyoming Air National Guard Base.

This premier educational program serves, free of charge, fifth grade public, private, and home-school students in Laramie County, Wyoming.  Through team-work, students participate in challenging “hands-on, mind-on” activities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  Students also interact with military personnel to explore careers and make connections with the “real world”.  The program provides students with 20-25 hours of exemplary instruction, using common core curriculum that meets or exceeds the national standards.  Wyoming STARBASE activities include several hands-on science labs, activities centered on the Engineering Design Process, mapping activities with maps specifically designed for the STARBASE Program by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, designing and launching straw rockets, and working with the CREO Elements/Pro Computer-Aided Drafting software, a software program used by several of the nation’s leading manufacturing companies.

The academy focuses on serving student groups that are historically under-represented in STEM careers when they enter into the workforce, such as students from high poverty and rural areas.

 

 

 Wyoming Technology Transfer Center

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Types: On the Job Training, Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and PolicyState: WYHost: University of Wyoming

LTAPs provide Transportation Technical Assistance Service to local units of government, contractors and consultants.

 Youth Engineering Adventure

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: SDHost: South Dakota State University

This five-day summer camp, hosted at South Dakota State University, provides high school students the opportunity to have fun, learn how engineering and technology relate to the world around them, and work closely with professionals. YEA is a program is modeled after YBA (Youth Business Adventure).