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Transportation YOU

Creating Change in Transportation

Who We Are

Transportation YOU launched in 2010 and is the joint initiative of WTS international and the U.S. Department of Transportation. This is a hands-on program that offers young girls ages 13-18 an introduction to transportation careers. Local chapters coordinate Transportation YOU initiatives. In Phoenix, we are collaborating with partners in the transportation industry and in education to offer programs and activities that connect classroom learning to real world careers.  

Mission

Transportation YOU's mission is to shape the future of the transportation industry by growing the involvement and interest of girls and young women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies.  

Programs

The current Transportation YOU Arizona program is underway. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the program has adapted so speaker and facility tour events are now available online. The program utilizes the Northwest Extension Phase II light rail project as a key transportation project example to inspire and help high school students build a foundation in STEM careers. 

To learn about upcoming events, please connect on Facebook or Instagram using the key words “Transportation YOU AZ”.

Check out our past programs

Our Transportation You programs have gone virtual for the 2021- 2022 school year! We're recording each presentation so you can still participate, even if you can't make the live event.

Get caught up! Watch the virtual programs from the 2020-2021 school year.

Goals

  • Empower young women with opportunities in the transportation industry
  • Provide internships and career development opportunities
  • Help young women build leadership skills and self confidence
  • Make STEM education more accessible through scholarships
  • Contribute to the diversity and creativity of our transportation workforce

 

Want to get more involved?

There are a number of ways to get involved with Transportation YOU Arizona. Interested? Please contact:

Transporation You Chairs

Michael E. Book, HDR, Inc.