Rose State College in Oklahoma to Host Free Transportation Institute for Youths

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Oklahoma Community College Rose State Offers Free Transportation Program for High School Students

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Instructor with the National Summer Transportation Institute shows student a flight trainer during 2011 season. Those wishing to attend the 2012 program at Rose State must apply by June 25

Students will learn about planes, trains, ships, and automobiles through cool hands-on activities and group projects.

Rose State College in Midwest City, OK will host the National Summer Transportation Institute, a free, interactive two-week program for high school students interested in careers in the transportation industry, July 9 – July 20. An application is required.

The Institute is sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and Rose State College, and funded through a grant from the Federal Highway Administration. The free program provides an active, day-long, lunch-included experiential opportunity for interested high school students entering 10th, 11th, and 12th grade to explore transportation careers, along with the complex transportation system upon which the country relies. Throughout the entire institute, students explore the many modes of transportation (air, water, highway, rail, transit), examine how the system is designed, built and maintained through field trips, interactive labs and activities presented by guest speakers on the subject of transportation.

Students will:

  • Learn about planes, trains, ships, and automobiles through cool hands-on activities and group projects.
  • Tour the Port of Catoosa with the U.S. Coast Guard and get behind-the-scenes information about the operations of Oklahoma’s inland port.
  • Travel on the Heartland Flyer to Paul’s Valley and learn firsthand about rail travel.
  • Visit a highway construction site.
  • Work with flight simulators at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the Air National Guard.
  • Spend time with other smart students in a vibrant college setting.

This program is a highly competitive scholarship program, which provides high school students with an opportunity to investigate careers and educational paths supporting today’s transportation industry. Space is limited. Students must fill out an application for consideration. Applications must be received by June 25 for consideration. Go to for more information and to download an application, or contact Regina Scott at (405) 733-7450; fax (405) 736-0349; or email, rscott(at)rose(dot)edu

About Rose State College:
As a public, open admissions, associate degree granting institution, Rose State College in Oklahoma provides higher education preparation for lifelong learning through programs and services designed to serve a diverse community. Whether you’re a recent high school graduate or a busy adult seeking your degree, Rose State is confident that you will succeed.

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