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Cheyney University Hosts National Summer Transportation Institute July 15 - August 9, 2013

May 21, 2013

Students in grades 10, 11, and 12 attending the National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) at Cheyney University will have hands-on experiences with many facets of transportation.

Students in grades 10, 11, and 12 attending the National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) at Cheyney University will have hands-on experiences with many facets of transportation.

Cheyney University will host the National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) for high school students in grades 10, 11, and 12 on is campus on Chester County.  Participation in the NSTI is free for students who have an interest in learning more about the transportation industry, its various modes (e.g., highways, aviation, transit and maritime) and how they might pursue post-secondary education concentrating on some aspect of transportation, and the myriad of career opportunities.
 
This educational initiative is a partnership between the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Cheyney University.  The program vision is to develop a diverse, well-qualified workforce for the transportation industry.
 
The world of transportation will be presented to the students through lectures, weekly field trips, hands on activities and a mini career fair.The NSTI at Cheyney University will be in session Monday through Friday from 9:00 am-4:30 pm.  Students will attend classes in math and English geared toward improving their performance on standardized college entrance examinations. 
 
Those interested in attending the program must complete an application which may be downloaded from the Cheyney University website at www.cheyney.edu. Additional information may be obtained by contacting Sharon Cannon, Executive Director of the Economic and Workforce Development Center at Cheyney University at 610-399-2057 or by e-mail, scannon@cheyney.edu.