Local, regional and global transportation systems are vital components to community development, economic vitality and creating a sustainable future. Transportation policies and the use of the system impact the environment, energy choices, culture, mobility between regions and groups, as well as the overall quality of life.
July 28 – August 10, 2013
Application: Priority Application: May 1, 2013
Applications accepted after May 1, 2013, will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis.
About the Program
This hands-on program introduces students to transportation careers and the dynamic field of transportation. Students can explore careers in aviation, highway, maritime and transit through engineering, project management and operations. Staff from the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) will serve in valuable roles as guest speakers, tour guides, and mentors during the program.
Students will live in UVM residence while participating in an interactive and engaging look at future professional options. They will interact with professionals from all sectors of the transportation field,
Through engaging with visiting professionals, hands-on academic classes, field trips and exercises to encourage personal investigation students will develop a clear understanding of how transportation systems impact our lives daily in large and small ways and the learn about the vast opportunities for becoming part of the future profession to build and maintain sustainable transportation options.
The Institute is sponsored by the Vermont Agency of Transportation and the University of Vermont, and is funded through a grant from the Federal Highway Administration. As the program is grant sponsored, it is completely free to participants. There is an application process and 24 students will be admitted.
Please note, this program is contingent upon grant funding from the VT AOT and may be cancelled if funding is not approved.
Who Should Apply
The Institute is available to students, by application, who are entering 10th, 11th, and 12th grade. Students are provided housing, meals, field trips and all activities. Students live on the University of Vermont campus residence in dormitories supervised 24/7 by UVM trained counselors and staff.
The Vermont National Summer Transportation Institute provides an active experiential opportunity for high school students to explore transportation careers. The program is about making real life connections for students between their interests and their future career paths.