Transportation YOU is a hands-on, interactive, mentoring program that offers young girls ages 13-18 an introduction to a wide variety of transportation careers. Through the program, WTS chapters work to make a difference in the lives of young girls by offering programs and activities that will spark their interest in all modes of transportation and encourage them to take courses in math, science, and technology, which are the stepping stones to exciting careers that can change the face of the transportation industry.
Founded in 1977, WTS is an international organization dedicated to the professional advancement of women in transportation. Boasting more than 5,000 members, both men and women, WTS is helping women find opportunity and recognition in the transportation industry. Through its professional activities, networking opportunities, and unparalleled access to industry and government leaders, WTS is turning the glass ceiling into a career portal.
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) is leading a workforce development initiative to address national transportation workforce issues and facilitate efficient and effective responses to workforce concerns. This initiative is guided by principles of success encompassing collaborative partnerships, active sharing, diversity and inclusiveness. DOT strives to provide opportunities and encourage women to pursue transportation as a career path in hopes of developing a more highly skilled, innovative transportation workforce. DOT has collaborated with the WTS to greater ensure outreach and recognition to women in the transportation field.
Diversity and Inclusion
Transportation YOU strives to provide equal access to opportunity for girls of all backgrounds. We recognize that diversity of personal experience contributes to the power and creativity of our workforce. In adherence with this commitment to diversity, Transportation YOU gathers and connects girls of different ages, abilities, ethnicities, races, religions and socioeconomic statuses. Our inclusive programs reach out to these girls to expose them to opportunities in transportation fields. We strive to recognize and promote talent within all populations. Transportation YOU works to create an environment that welcomes and celebrates every girl.