Transportation Youth Academy

Introduction

We are pleased to welcome you the Transportation Youth Academy. The “future-ready” starting line for launching youth in a pathway to career success. Navigate through the website, engage in exploration and learning activities, and ready yourself for an exciting future in transportation and manufacturing.

Youth Academy Video

Transportation Youth Academy, Summer 2016

Watch this brief video of the Transportation Youth Academy to see it in action and hear what students have to say about it. This video features students who participated in the academy within the Advanced Transportation and Manufacturing Pathway at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College in summer 2016.

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Transportation Exploration

Description

In this activity you will be taken on a journey across the country to discover how the U.S. transportation system works, including a “behind the scenes” look at the modes of transportation, components, careers, infrastructure, and issues of the aging system that cannot keep pace with a growing US population.

Arial photography and satellite tracking reveal how America’s transportation systems makes us the most mobile people on earth. Vast networks of roads, rails and airways and an army of workers keep the wheels turning. But it’s getting harder and harder to keep all of these systems running, many of them are ageing, designed at a time when America was far less crowded. But even as they struggle to keep up, everyday our systems miraculously manage to get us where we need to go. This is a story of 310 million Americans on the move.

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Exploring Transportation Careers

Description

There are numerous career opportunities in Transportation ranging from those that plan and design transportation systems and vehicles….to those that build the infrastructure and manufacture vehicles, to those that keep the system and vehicles in good working order.  Careers in transportation provide good pay and advancement opportunities, are here to stay, and are becoming more “high-tech” as transportation systems and vehicles become “smarter and smarter”.  These careers also provide an rewarding opportunity to be part of building your community’s future.

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Exploring Your Career Interests

Description

People who work in careers that match their interest are typically more successful and fulfilled. Below we’ve included a great interest profiling tool from MyNextMove.org. Use the Interest Profiler along with the documents you just downloaded to get some insight into your career interests.

This tool was imbedded from MyNextMove.org
Direct links to documents: Explore Next Move | Personality | Careers

Interested in learning more about your interests???

Visit the Career Café Interests resources for additional resources including videos and activities.  Career Café also has other activities and resources for discovering your Strengths, Options, and making career Decisions and setting career Goals.  Or Start at the beginning in Career Café to engage with all the activities and resources.

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Transportation Word Search Puzzle

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Find words that describe modes, components, and occupations that make up the U.S. Transportation System hidden in this puzzle.  Challenge yourself to see how quickly you can find the words.

Click the picture or the Transportation Word Search Puzzle link, to the right above the puzzle, to download the puzzle.

Transportation and You

Southern California Delivers The Goods from SCAG on Vimeo.

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For many of us, it is obvious how the US transportation system affects our daily lives as we move from one place to another. Less obvious, is how much we rely on the system for the items we use on a daily basis. This activity will shine a light on how transportation is critical to the movement of goods.

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Design Los Angeles Monorail System Routes

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In this project, you will research and recommend potential routes for a new monorail system in Los Angeles with the goal of enhancing local and regional connectivity to meet transit demand based on projected population growth.  Alternatively, to learn and use Geographic Information Systems to plan the monorail system routes, skip to the Design Los Angeles Monorail System Routes Using GIS activity below.

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Design Los Angeles Monorail System Routes Using GIS

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In this project, you will use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to plan and recommend potential routes for a new monorail system in Los Angeles to meet one of the following goals:

  1. Alleviate current traffic/transportation congestion, bottle-necks/traffic jams, safety issues, and increase overall mobility.
  2. Increase quality of life in the region by increasing transportation to places people frequently go for entertainment, health, food, education, etc.
  3. Increase transportation services for business, commerce, and people commuting to work.
  4. Provide better transportation access/services to low-income, elderly, and vulnerable populations.

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Marketing the Los Angeles Monorail

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Your team has been hired to develop a marketing campaign and materials for a new, Los Angeles monorail system. The campaign and marketing materials include naming the monorail system, promoting the system through vivid language that will attract riders, developing supplemental materials for riders to see and read while waiting at monorail stations, and creating exhibits or displays that will attract people to ride the monorail system.

Build the Los Angeles Monorail System

Description

Designing, constructing, and manufacturing a working monorail transportation system–including a rail vehicle. In this activity, learn and apply skills in automotive technologies, electronics, welding, and computer numerical control manufacturing to design, build, and operate a monorail system and its components.  For more information and resources for this project-based activity, contact the Transportation Workforce Institute at twi@lattc.edu.

Youth Academy Student Welding
Youth Academy Student Works on Electronics
Youth Academy Student Cuts Metal

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Transportation Workforce Institute | Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, 400 West Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015 | Email: twi@lattc.edu