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  • Thursday, March 3​1, 2016: Application Deadline. All materials must be submitted online no later than 11:59 PM (EST). Only complete submissions will be evaluated.
  •  April 11, 2016: ECP Class of 2017 selections made.
  • End of May, 2016: Webinar/conference call meeting with the Early Career Program Class of 2017, program leadership, and staff.
  • May 27, 2016: $2,500 tuition payment due at APTA.
  • June 16 – 18, 2016: Class kick-off in Phoenix, AZ. Introductions to Early Career Program leadership, mentors, APTA members, and senior management. Customized workshop: skill building sessions, time with industry mentors, and a site visit will take place. 
  • June 19 22, 2016: - APTA Rail Conference in Phoenix, AZ. We encourage attendance at APTA committee meetings, conference sessions, and events to gain an appreciation of the full scope of the industry. We recognize that participants may not be able to attend the entire conference. If you can only attend part of it, we highly recommend the first few days.
  • July 2016 – April 2017: Mentors and mentees meet on a monthly basis, online and in-person, to discuss a broad range of industry and career development topics. These relationships will develop your awareness and knowledge of the  public transportation industry and help facilitate your career advancement.
  • September 2016 – April 2017: Webinar sessions. Three or four class members will deliver online presentations and discussions sharing what they have learned through their mentors and groups. The class is expected to take advantage of any related, extracurricular programs.  
  • May 2017: Capstone session. Workshops will showcase the class's work and lessons learned from the monthly mentor calls. 
  • May 2017: APTA Bus and Paratransit Conference in Reno, NV. The class will be honored at a graduation program. Members will also have the opportunity to deliver presentations during the graduation ceremony.
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