U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta has invited high school students to design a Web Site that will introduce their peers to career possibilities in the transportation field.
“It is crucial that we help encourage America’s young people to examine the many career opportunities available in transportation,” Secretary Mineta said. “Good transportation is a powerful economic engine, so America’s continued prosperity and economic growth in this century depend on the skill, vision and talent of today’s students.”
The theme for the Web Site contest is ‘Exciting Career Opportunities in Transportation.’ The contest entry deadline is March 15, 2002, and the winners will be announced in April 2002. There will be regional and national team winners.
Winners will receive a certificate, and winning Web Sites will be linked on the Garrett A. Morgan Technology and Transportation Futures Program Web Site. The accomplishments of the winning teams will be featured in the program’s quarterly newsletter. A panel of judges composed of prominent individuals in the fields of transportation and education will review the Web Sites selected for final judging.
The Web Site contest guidelines and additional information about the contest are on the Internet at http://education.dot.gov/, which is also a resource for students, teachers, and parents on education and transportation careers.