Office of Civil Rights
National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI)
The National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) program is funded with federal dollars and ran by MDT. The purpose of NSTI is to address the needs of a diverse workforce and promote greater awareness of career opportunities within the transportation industry. The NSTI program objectives are to:
- Improve STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) skills,
- Provide awareness to middle and high school students – particularly minority, female, and disadvantaged youth – about transportation careers,
- Encourage students to consider transportation-related courses of study in their higher education pursuits.
In 2016, MDT partnered with Western Transportation Institute (WTI) at Montana State University to deliver a two week program aimed at introducing high school participants to career opportunities in transportation. For more information on program outcomes in prior years, visit MDT’s Research Page.