ATTRACTING MINORITIES TO THE TRANSPORTATION PROFESSION: PERSPECTIVE OF HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

The extent of minority underrepresentation in professional and managerial positions in the transportation industry is discussed. Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have been involved in the recruitment and training of minority transportation professionals, but these institutions have not been adequately used as a source of trained professionals for the transportation industry; future efforts to attract minorities to the transportation field should include active support for programs in these institutions. Two successful programs were designed to increase minority participation in the field of transportation. The first program is the FAA's Airway Science Program, which has already established FAA-approved academic programs in seven HBCUs. The second program is Morgan State University's Career Development and Training Project (CDTP), which carries out a variety of activities including recruitment, counseling, providing financial aid, placing students in internship or co-op programs, and conducting workshops.

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 346-353
  • Monograph Title: Finance, planning, programming, economic analysis, and land development 1991
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00621781
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309051150
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1992 12:00AM