Wooing Women to Transportation Planning

The Department of Transportation is teaming up with Spelman College in Atlanta for a new program designed to get more women into transportation careers.

From Sec. LaHood's blog: "We'd like more women to become air traffic controllers, highway engineers, transportation researchers, and safety planners-–to name just a few. These kinds of jobs are challenging; they pay well; and we think there's no reason women shouldn't find them very rewarding.

The partnership will create an internship and mentoring program to bring more female students into transportation-related careers and help them gain experience. And, through our Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, it will also help small, women-owned transportation companies complete for DOT contracts, and make sure they get the technical and finance assistance they need to succeed."

Full Story: Historic Spelman College a perfect partner for women in transportation program

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