LANCASTER – The Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) is promoting an exciting opportunity for local high school students to learn more about careers in public transportation.
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is seeking a diverse group of 50 students from across the nation to participate in the 2015 APTA Youth Summit, to be held June 28-July 2, 2015 in Washington D.C.
Students selected by APTA will receive an all-expenses-paid opportunity to:
- Experience five days in the nation’s capital.
- Meet lawmakers and congressional leaders.
- Discover the range of career paths within the transit industry.
- Learn how public transportation is helping shape a brighter future for America.
The summit will focus on how communities as a whole can prosper with increased services and on the role local and federal policies play in public transit. Educational and career opportunities in the industry will also be discussed to further expose students to future opportunities.
“The growing demand for public transportation in the United States is creating more jobs than ever before,” said AVTA Executive Director Julie Austin. “We encourage the young people of our community to discover the wide range of exciting career paths within the transit industry.”
“This is a tremendous opportunity for 50 young people and our Board is optimistic one of those youngsters will be selected from the Antelope Valley,” stated Board Chairman Norm Hickling. “Careers in transportation are dynamic and sometimes all it takes is exposing a student to new ideas to set their career path in motion.”
How to apply
The opportunity is open to high school juniors and seniors. View the 2015 Youth Summit flyer here.
Interested students must submit an application to attend the APTA Youth Summit no later than Feb. 13, 2015.
For more information or to obtain an application, visit www.apta.com/youthsummit.