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Center for

Transportation Workforce Development

K-12 Education and Training

National Summer Transportation Institute Program

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Program Presentation:
Our Kids, Our Workforce, & Our Future!

Supporting Workforce Development Through Transportation Education

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Prepared by: Joyce Gottlieb, FY17 National NSTI Program Manager

Presentation Overview

  • Workforce organization
  • NSTI updates (milestones)
  • Program requirements (State/Division)
  • Leveraging partnerships
  • Program support
  • Areas for Improvement

Office Innovative Program Delivery

  • Four Center's under OIPD
    • Accelerating Innovation
    • Local Aid Support
    • Innovative Finance Support
    • Transportation Workforce Development (TWD)
      • NSTI

Center for Transportation Workforce Development

  • K-12 Program
    • National Summer Transportation Institute
    • Garrett Morgan Transportation Clearinghouse
  • Post Secondary Programs
    • Eisenhower Fellowship Program
  • Practitioner/Professional Programs
    • On-the-Job Training Supportive Services Program & Pilots
    • Highway Construction Workforce Development Pilot
    • Regional Transportation Workforce Centers

Center for Transportation Workforce Development Staff

  • Joe Conway -- Acting Director
    • Virginia Tsu -- Director
  • NSTI - Joyce Gottlieb
  • OJT Supportive Services - Michael Caliendo
  • Regional Transportation Workforce Centers - Clark Martin
  • Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation & Fellowship Program - Fawn Thompson
  • Garrett A. Morgan Transportation & Technology Education Program - Fawn Thompson

NSTI Program Purpose

To promote the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) disciplines in transportation-education and career opportunities among middle and high school students, including at-risk youth.
23 U.S. Code § 140

2016 NSTI Host Sites

  • Alabama State University
  • University of West Alabama
  • University of Alabama
  • Alcorn State University
  • University of Arkansas
  • Arizona State University
  • California State University, Los Angeles
  • San Jose State University
  • Colorado State University
  • University of Connecticut
  • Delaware State University
  • Howard University
  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
  • Florida International University
  • Valencia State University
  • University of Miami
  • Albany State University
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Idaho State University
  • University of Illinois
  • Eastern Iowa Community College
  • Donnelly College
  • Kentucky State University
  • Southern University
  • University of Maine
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Morgan State University
  • University of Massachusetts
  • Amherst
  • Northeastern University
  • Ferris State University
  • Michigan Technological University
  • University of Minnesota
  • Alcorn State University
  • Jackson State University
  • Mississippi State University
  • St. Louis University
  • University of Missouri - Kansas City
  • Montana State University
  • Central Community College
  • University of Nevada- Las Vegas
  • University of New Hampshire Co-ed
  • University of New Hampshire (Engineeristas)
  • University of New Mexico
  • University at Buffalo/State University of New York
  • Fayetteville State University
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • University of North Dakota
  • Central State University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Portland State University
  • Cheyney University
  • Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
  • University of Rhode Island
  • South Carolina State University
  • Benedict College
  • Tennessee State University
  • Texas Southern University
  • Lamar State University
  • University of Utah
  • Champlain College
  • Hampton University
  • Virginia State University
  • West Virginia State University
  • College of Menominee Nation
  • Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College

Thank you!

NSTI 2016 June-August

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NSTI Deliverable Dates

  • Call for SOWs October 3, 2016
  • State DOT must forward packet to Division by deadline
  • Division must upload submittals to HIN's SharePoint site:
    • Intent to Approve Letter
    • DOT packet (SOWs & excel budget) 12/16/2016
  • Funding allocations (target date: 1/31/17)

State DOT Requirements

  • Recruitment and student selection procedures
  • Staffing requirements
  • Program cost (detailed budget summary)
  • Inter-modal advisory committee
  • Specific-named partners
  • Implementation schedule
  • Program curriculum (stem-focused)
    • Academic
    • Enhancement
    • Sports/Recreation (residential programs)
  • Follow up survey of students

Division Requirements

  • Review your State DOTs SOW packet to ensure it is consistent with program guidelines
  • Make written comments
    • follow up with State DOT regarding identified areas of concern if needed
  • Division Administrator submit recommendation(s) for host sites
  • Upload "complete" packet to HIN's SharePoint site


  • Intermodal advisory committee
    • Needed expertise, influence, or resources
  • Robust community partnerships
    • Sponsorships/in-kind contribution

Program Challenges

  • Division set SOW deadline with State
  • SOWs need to meet established criteria
  • Missing activity schedules (more detail)
  • Budget worksheet exceeds allocation
  • Clarity concerning Aviation Career Experience (ACE) Program
    • ACE organizations
  • Did you know?
    • Exchange Student Program
    • Eligibility Student Medical Insurance
  • Statements-of-Work
    • Competitive
    • No repeat students
    • Misuse of Stipends (Participants)
    • Honorariums, Payment, Stipends (Guest Speakers)
    • Significant classroom time:
      • Curriculum Instruction
      • Experiential Learning (Hands-on activities)
      • Presentations (Industry Professionals/Educators)
  • Project closeout process
  • Program assessments (survey)

Best Practices

  • Divisions
    • Participate in the SOW Process
    • Engage in State DOT panel review process
    • Conduct onsite visits
    • Participate in program activities

In closing, always remember:

  • Attract and retain middle/high school students into the transportation industry
    • Minority females, at-risk & underrepresented youth
  • Develop an innovative program
  • Encourage collaboration
  • Establish long term partnerships


Joyce Gottlieb
NSTI Program Manager

Center for Transportation Workforce Development
Office of Innovative Program Delivery (HIN)
Federal Highway Administration

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