Educating the Future Workforce

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The challenges (e.g. air quality, equity, political dynamics) and solutions (e.g. bicycling, electric vehicles, urban design, innovative pricing policies) embedded in transportation for livable communities can help grow and diversify the workforce. Our approach to education consists of:  

  • Multi-Disciplinary UndergraduateGraduate Degrees, and Courses: NITC partner universities offer a rich array of degrees that serve the transportation profession. We support undergarduate and graduate students directly through research assistantships working on projects. We provide dissertation fellowships for students to research surface transportation topics that fit under the NITC theme. 
  • Providing Experiential Learning: A key component of our education strategy is experiential learning, which will help attract and retain students. Our campuses will continue to providing these opportunities, and NITC will seek ways to expand them.
  • Developing Innovative New CurriculumNITC partner universities have developed new, innovative curriculum consistent with transportation and livable communities that can be tested and shared among NITC and other universities.
  • Educating Professionals: We offer a vibrant program of seminars, workshops, professional courses and other training opportunities that provide transportation practitioners with the latest tools and techniques.
  • Engaging K-12 Students: Our K‐12 programs are designed to attract and retain new undergraduate students to our degree programs, and involve undergraduates in our research. 

Graduate Programs at NITC Partner Universities

Education Projects

University Education and Curriculum Development Projects

NITC is committed to teaching university students the latest topics consistent with transportation and livable communities. Our education projects focus on developing innovative new curriculum that can be tested and shared among NITC and other universities. NITC partner campuses offer funds to attract students to transportation through education opportunities at the university level. Our education grants focus on creating opportunities for experiential learning, and attracting and supporting undergraduate students. The following are education projects that help to further this objective:

Planning

Engineering

K-12 Education Projects

Workforce development doesn't have to wait until the university. In addition to our K-12 outreach and education programs, NITC is also committed to introducing K-12 students to transportation engineering and planning, including career possibilities and livability goals to improve communities. Through NITC education grants, we offer funds to attract students to transportation through educational opportunities at the K-12 level. The following are education projects that help to further this objective: