American Public Transportation Foundation Scholarship Program
APTF provides scholarships ranging from $2,500-$5,000 for college students and professionals who want to study or work in transit. These scholarships can go to both undergraduate and graduate students alike. Applicants must be sponsored by an APTA organization.
APTA Biennial p-REES Program
APTA’s Passenger Rail Engineering Education Symposium (p-REES) is a three-day program for university faculty designed to foster interest in passenger rail. The symposium is designed to bring educators and industry professionals together to address the Workforce Development needs of the Transit and Rail Industry.
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APTA National Public Transportation Career Day
APTA’s National Public Transportation Career Day, a national workforce development initiative that introduces K to higher-ed students to careers in public transit, takes place every year during Infrastructure Week. For the last 6 years, APTA’s Workforce Development Committee has encouraged our members to conduct outreach activities to showcase the wealth of career opportunities available in transit.
APTA’s Biennial Youth Summit
The APTA youth summit provides an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to explore careers within the public transit industry at APTA’s DC offices. Past programs have included networking opportunities with APTA staff, presentations by federal DOT officials, and a tour of the WMATA Bus and Rail Operations centers. Roughly fifty students from across the nation participate in each summit.
Higher Education Student Ambassador Program
In order to build the next generation of transit leaders, APTA encourages both faculty and students to attend the annual meetings. Student registration for APTA meetings is free, and these conferences offer professional development and networking opportunities for an eventual career in transit.