Education

As part of the mission of SETWC, we will be engaging regional education partners including K-12, technical programs, community colleges, and universities to:

  • Compile a list of transportation related education programs in the region,
  • Identify effective practices for recruiting students to transportation fields,
  • Identify gaps and areas of need for workforce demands,
  • Facilitate partnerships to address gaps, and
  • Align the transportation workforce pipeline efforts and programming to regional job needs and priorities.

Opportunities for involvement include joining our steering committee, participating in SETWC stakeholder meetings, and providing information about existing programs for inclusion in the SETWC compendium. For more information, or to get involved, contact SETWC's education coordinator, Dr. Stephanie Ivey at stephanie.ivey@memphis.edu.

 

Resources

For Teachers

Garret A. Morgan Technology & Transportation Education Program Clearing House

Lesson plans, educational resources, virtual community of practice for K-12 teachers, and much more, all with a transportation - STEM focus!  Join the GAMTTEP email list to be informed of upcoming webinars for teachers!

SETWC Transportation Academy Lesson Plans for High School Students

Agenda, lesson plans, and resources developed by SETWC staff for the week-long summer Transportation Academy for high school students.

NanoSonic STEM Lesson Plans

Engaging transportation activities for middle and high school students, all tied to STEM content and concepts!

National Employability Skills Framework   

Central clearinghouse on resources for instruction and assessment for employability skills

Strengthening Skills Training & Career Pathways Across the Transportation Industry       

Fact sheet and full report examining six subsectors in transportation including:  trucking, highway construction and maintenance, transit and ground passenger transportation, rail, air, and maritime transportation

Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics (TDL) Competency Model         

Collaboratively developed competency model highlighting personal, academic, workplace, industry, and sector competencies necessary for success in TDL careers 

Heavy Highway Civil Construction Competency Model                       

Collaboratively developed competency model highlighting personal, academic, workplace, industry, and sector competencies necessary for success in highway civil construction careers

Transportation Lesson Plans (www.transportationcareers.org)       

Resources developed through Career Clusters partnership between US Department of Transportation and National Association of State Directors of Career and Technical Education, including transportation careers modules, fully tested problem-based scenarios, and other materials to support integration of transportation topics in the classroom

Transportation Lesson Plans (from University of Memphis Transportation Engineering Careers program)           

Standards-based lesson plans integrating science, technology, engineering, and math content in hands-on, problem-based format set within a transportation context

Go!  Exploring the World of Transportation             

Web resource containing career information, curriculum, articles, and comics related to transportation

For Students

Fast Forward       

Comprehensive, interactive web resource containing transportation career profiles, video interviews of transportation professionals, career exploration newsletter, and transportation-related scholarship and internship opportunities

US Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Careers            

Resources highlighting FHWA careers, the online application process, and internship programs

US Department of Transportation Careers in Motion             

Student Employment Initiative resources including internships, volunteer opportunities, descriptions of jobs by college major, and tips for getting prepared for a career with US DOT

O*NET OnLine Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Career Cluster           

Career resources including job categories, detailed work descriptions, and required skills, knowledge, education, and/or certifications for transportation career cluster occupations with links to job openings, apprenticeships, and training programs

West Tennessee STEM Hub                 

Transportation fact sheets and professional profiles (STEM Spotlights) highlighting transportation career opportunities