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About Transportation YOU
Transportation YOU is a mentoring program through WTS that offers girls ages 13-18 an introduction to a wide variety of transportation careers.
Through the program, WTS chapters work to make a difference in the lives of young girls by offering programs and activities that will spark their interest in all modes of transportation and encourage them to take courses in math, science, and technology, which are the stepping stones to exciting careers that can change the face of the transportation industry.
WTS San Diego County’s Transportation YOU Committee seeks to change the face of the transportation industry by growing the involvement and interest of girls and young women in STEM studies.
We have the following goals:
- Educate and empower girls with regard to their opportunities in the transportation industry
- Link girls with role models through one-on-one mentorship programs
- Help girls build leadership skills and self confidence
- Contribute to the diversity and creativity of our transportation workforce
The WTS San Diego County chapter provides a hands-on, interactive mentoring program at various schools in San Diego County. Through this mentorship program, WTS San Diego County offer programs and activities that will spark girls’ and young women’s interest in all modes of transportation and encourage them to take courses in math, science, and technology.
Click here for an Overview for the Student Chapter Requirements.
Transportation YOU DC Youth Summit
The DC Youth Summit is an opportunity for select Transportation YOU participants and mentors from across the country to gather together in Washington DC to experience once-in-a-lifetime tours, meet-ups with White House administrators, and cool challenges and breakout sessions culminating in a spectacular networking reception.
Each year, one female high school student and a mentor are selected and sponsored by WTS San Diego County to attend this annual summit held in Washington DC. This is a wonderful opportunity for Transportation YOU's participants to experience once-in-a-lifetime tours, meet-ups with White House administrators, and cool challenges and breakout sessions culminating in a spectacular reception on the last night of the program.
Every annual Transportation YOU DC Summit offers attendees chances to:
- MEET Transportation professionals, College Students and Professors, Congressional Staffers, and Senior Administration Officials from the US Department of Transportation
- EXPLORE DC and visit destinations like the White House, US Capitol, and National Mall, and get behind-the-scenes tours of transportation hubs like local airports, the US DOT, and the Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center
- EXPERIENCE engineering challenges, professional development programs, and networking events
- LEARN about college readiness, leadership development, and the diverse career opportunities that can be found in the transportation field
Apply to the Transportation YOU Program
The student mentee and mentor application period is now open!
Contact our Student Outreach Committee Lead, Paula Ring.