COOPERATIVE EDUCATION FOR TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING STUDENTS

The information in this report has been obtained from experiences of transportation engineering professionals and research. ITE Technical Council Committee 2-37 was charged with the task "to develop and conduct a survey of academic institutes to assess the success of existing cooperative education programs for traffic engineering students and to make recommendations which can lead to an increase in the numbers of such programs offered". The survey was conducted during 1989 to determine the current status of co-op programs in transportation engineering in the U.S. and overseas academic institutions, as well as in U.S. industries (private and public transportation engineering organizations). Survey results revealed that the benefits of co-op programs are clearly evident, and that co-op programs are effective in providing on-the-job experience which may lead to full-time employment. Committee 2-37 identified suggestions that academic institutions and industry could consider in order to develop a more effective cooperative education program. These suggestions are presented in this report. The report is concluded with two figures in an attempt to emphasize and summarize two important aspects of co-op programs. One figure is a summary of the benefits of co-op programs to various groups associated with the program. The other figure is a suggested framework for exploring co-op program opportunities.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • An Informational Report prepared by ITE Technical Council Committee 2-37, chaired by Louis J. Pignataro.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1992-3

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00625364
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: IR-057
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 19 1993 12:00AM