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Today’s youth are the future of transportation

While in Atlanta for the National Conference of State Legislators earlier this week, I had the opportunity to sit down with a talented group of young people to discuss opportunities for careers in transportation. With approximately 10,000 baby boomers retiring every day, it's important the next generation is aware and excited about the career possibilities in the transportation industry.

With the need for transportation services always growing, it’s a particularly great time to consider a career in the industry. Fifty percent of the current transportation workforce will be eligible to retire by 2013 – that is double the rate of the overall U.S. workforce.  This means there will be a high demand for transportation operators, from truck drivers and pilots to inspectors and rail workers.

Student Opportunities

DOT has several student internship programs, which are aimed at providing current high school, college, and recent college graduates with meaningful developmental and work experiences in the transportation industry. These internships provide a pipeline for attracting talented and innovative students to explore endless opportunities. Internships provide an opportunity for students to gain technical knowledge and expertise.

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