National Summer Transportation Institute Engages Students in Career Exploration
Hagåtña, Guam – The 2022 National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) kicked off on May 31, 2022, welcoming 20 middle school students into a three-week course designed to expose them to different sectors of the transportation industry including air, land, sea, and safety.
“There’s an entire industry dedicated to getting the world moving every single day, a well-oiled workforce tasked with keeping operations flowing, economies growing and communities thriving,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “The National Summer Transportation Institute provides the opportunity for our island’s young people to get an insider look at the transportation industry and the many critical services it executes to sustain the foundation of our prosperity.”
“The transportation industry is one of the most resilient, and was of the few to endure the pandemic with sustained, measurable progress,” said Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio. “As our Administration continues fostering economic diversification and industry revitalization, we encourage Guam’s youth to explore an engaging and life preserving career in transportation.”
The NSTI is a collaborative effort led by the Guam Community College (GCC) with the Department of Public Works (DPW), Port Authority of Guam (PAG), Guam International Airport Authority (GIAA) and military partners. Land transportation activities include an introduction to GCC’s truck driving, automotive service, and pre-engineering programs, engagement with the Guam Mass Transit Authority, and a tour with DPW of the Route 1 Resurfacing and Widening Project. Land transportation activities will culminate with the restriping of roadway markings and parking places along Murray Boulevard in Hagåtña on June 7, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sea transportation activities include educational tours of the PAG and Naval Base Guam where students will learn about the critical role of maritime services as they relate to Guam’s economy and military operations. Air transportation activities include a tour of the A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority with a behind-the-scenes look into the daily operations of the airport’s facilities, tenants, airline carriers, and partner agencies such as the Transportation Security Administration, Guam Customs and Quarantine Agency, and Federal Aviation Administration. Students also will tour the Andersen Air Force Base to become familiar with Guam’s role in national security and the military components of U.S. Air Force operations.
The National Summer Transportation Institute began in 2013 and is a federally funded program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. For more information, contact NSTI Program Director Fred Tupaz at 671-687-6986 or 671-735-3027.