The U.S. Department of Transportation has launched a pilot program aimed at trying to interest more women in transportation-related careers, specifically in the areas of science, engineering, and technology. The “lengthy-titled” initiative, known as the Pilot Entrepreneurial Training & Technical Assistance Women and Girls Program, is being launched with the assistance of Spelman College in Atlanta.
The program includes establishing internships and mentorships to help young women gain practical experience in the field. Training for small, women-owned transportation contractors in the region will also become available to help them compete for DOT contracts, as will help for aspiring women entrepreneurs seeking to gain real-world skills and know-how in sectors of the transportation industry.
Thousands will benefit from the program, according to the DOT, including 100 student interns, 2,500 girls in area grade and high schools, and 3,000 small, women-owned transportation-related businesses.
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If you are the mother or father of a high school or college student, would you consider your daughter for the program, and have her follow in your footsteps with a career in transportation?
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