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161240-1 Report Abstract

Transportation Security Institute: Recruiting Next Generation Professionals

Khosro Godazi, Ronald E. Goodwin and Alexandra Miller, Texas Southern University, August 2012, 34 pp.

The Center for Transportation Training and Research (CTTR), as part of Texas Southern University (TSU), served as host for the 2012 Transportation Security Institute (TSI) in Houston and surrounding area. The 2012 Houston TSI focuses on the mission and objectives of transportation security professionals and introduces a pre-selected group of high school students to the various career opportunities within the profession.

TSI provides a curriculum framework that exposes high school students to the transportation security industry via hands-on technical activities, field trips to transportation facilities, lectures by transportation professionals, and on-site seminars. Furthermore, the primary goal of TSI is to introduce exemplary secondary school students to various career opportunities in transportation security. Secondly, industry professionals will reinforce the importance of mathematics, science, and technology skills in the twenty-first century. Lastly, students will observe how public/private partnerships work to strengthen the link between today’s students and future transportation security professionals.

Keywords: Transportation Security, Transportation Modes, Entrepreneurship, Geographic Information System, STEM-Related Careers

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