JCYTP Youth Transportation Program
Jefferson County Youth Transportation Program
The Jefferson County Youth Transportation Program (JCYTP), designed and funded by the Alabama Department of Transportation, is a year-round program administered through the UAB Office of the Vice President for Equity and Diversity under the Minority Business Training and Development Programs. Students in the Youth Transportation program take field trips to transportation-related companies and governmental agencies across the Southeast. They also hear lectures presented by guest speakers in the transportation industry.
Students in the program come from high schools across Jefferson County. They are selected based on their school counselors' recommendations. To participate in the JCYTP students must be in good standing with their respective schools and demonstrate an interest in the transportation field.
Jefferson County Youth Transportation Program, PART II
The Jefferson County Youth Transportation Program (JCYTP) exposes youth to employment opportunities available in the transportation industry. This MBTDP program receives funding from the Alabama Department of Transportation. Students are introduced to the current and future needs of the industry and given guidance on what engineering and other programs are most helpful in plotting their career path. They attend classes at UAB for six weeks and visit area airports, automobile plants and rail stations to learn about various career options. More than 50 high school students representing Wenonah, Woodlawn, Huffman and Jackson-Olin high schools were honored at the ceremony for completing the program. In its latest initiatives the program has secured internships for 23 participants. In 2006, the JCYTP was awarded the Partners in Education Excellence Award in recognition of outstanding achievement, commitment, service and dedication to the Birmingham City Schools.