Wolter wins Big Thinker Award

The MTWC congratulates MTWC advisory committee member Kurt Wolter, who recently won the Big Thinker Award that the 2015 Illinois Technology Education Conference.

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Wolter is a technology teacher at the Rochelle Township High School in Rochelle, Illinois. He has developed several lab activities to teach students about the basics of transportation and excite them about transportation as a career.

Showcase Your Project at the MTWC Summit

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Midwest Transportation Workforce Summit: Addressing the Future Now!
December 7-8, 2015

The Summit organizers invite proposals from educators, researchers, practitioners, and organizations to showcase innovative initiatives, projects, or products for transportation career awareness, preparation, or training. Proposals should address at least one of the following areas:

  • Internships, apprenticeships, summer programs, mentorships, and publications
  • Career guidance and advancement
  • Career pathways
  • Competency models and certification

Accepted proposers will be invited to display or demonstrate their project, activity, or initiative. All Summit attendees will have access to the displays during the conference reception on December 7. Showcase presenters will need to register for the conference.

Proposals are due November 10, 2015.

For more information and to apply, visit the Summit page.

MTWC at the 2015 ITEC Conference

MTWC Director Teresa Adams will be presenting at the 2015 Illinois Technology Education Conference (ITEC) on October 16-17 in Normal, Illinois. She’ll talk about building partnerships to develop tomorrow’s transportation workforce on Friday, October 16 at 11am. Come and learn about how the MTWC identifies current transportation workforce initiatives and how we’re working to engage  regionally existing programs to catalyze new partnerships and to communicate programs and best practices to educators, employers, and those on the transportation career pathway.

For more information, visit the 2015 ITEC site.