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The latest episode of the Environmental Technical Assistance Program or ETAP Podcast examines different ways to recruit young professionals into the transportation industry, in part to help guide the sector’s new emphasis on issues such as infrastructure resilience, equity, and reducing greenhouse gas or GHG emissions, to name just a few.

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For example, current state department of transportation projects under development include reconnecting communities, electric vehicle adoption, making infrastructure more resilient against cyber threats and extreme weather, and building a more equitable transportation system.

This podcast interviews several industry experts who provide insight into recruiting and preparing young professionals to lead such projects to completion in the transportation sector.

The first is Sarah Stickler, president and CEO of the Women’s Transportation Seminar or WTS International; a group dedicated to advancing women’s careers while strengthening their leadership skills within the transportation sector.

The second is Thomas Davidenko, director of programs at the Young Professionals in Transportation or YPT group; a nonprofit organization that supports new professionals in the transportation sector through fellowship, professional development, and networking opportunities.

The third speaker is Alicia Walker, director of programs and strategic engagement for the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials or COMTO, where she works to advance minorities in the transportation space and position tomorrow’s leaders for rapidly evolving global opportunities. To listen to this podcast, click here.