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WTS Chicago’s Transportation YOU Program

Takes-Off at O’Hare International Airport!

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CivCon’s Director of Environmental and Engineering Services, Lillian Yan, also serves as the Greater Chicago Chapter President for WTS. This past October the WTS Greater Chicago Chapter with the Chicago Department of Aviation hosted close to 40 students at O’Hare International Airport as part of the Transportation YOU program. This is a nation-wide, hands-on WTS program to encourage and introduce young girls ages 13-18 to transportation careers.

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“In Chicago, we are working with partners in industry and education to offer programs and activities that connect classroom learning to real world careers. We feel this approach will inspire enthusiasm for transportation as well as enrichment for school coursework,” said Lillian Yan.

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With such enthusiastic feedback, the WTS Greater Chicago chapter is looking to future events. “Students were interested in some of the specific responsibilities of different engineers and planners. We will be working with our corporate partners to host individual students in their offices and for job shadowing,” said Charlotte Frei, WTS Transportation YOU coordinator. Firms interested in learning more can find additional information for hosting at wtsinternational.org/GreaterChicago/TransportationYOU.html