When I participate in large transportation-related events, such as APTA, CTAA, NADO, etc., it is apparent that the transportation industry workforce lacks diversity regarding individuals with disabilities. One way to influence transportation operations and services is to have individuals with disabilities as decision-makers in the transportation workforce. To enhance awareness of employment opportunities, youth with disabilities need to have career-related experience in transportation positions and educators and youth transition professionals need training regarding labor market needs in transportation sectors.
Idea No. 283