URI Transportation Center

75 Lower College Road Kingston, RI 02881 | Phone: (401) 874-7075 | Fax: (401) 874-2297

High School Programs

All costs, including meals, field trips and supplies, are covered by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation educational outreach programs and the Federal Highway Administration.

 

Construction Academy
This one-week session teaches high school sophomores, juniors, seniors and recent graduates about construction careers. All participants participate in OSHA 10-hour certification, flag person certification, work zone safety, hands-on activities at the Operating Engineers Center, blue print reading, construction math, surveying and layout, and starting your own construction business. Program Details

 

Engineering Academy
This one-week session for students entering the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade features activities and field trips related to highway and bridge design, traffic engineering, water resources, environmental engineering, geographic information systems (GIS), geotechnical engineering, and more. Program Details

 

Engineering Career Day
Introducing high school freshman, sophomores, and juniors to career opportunities in the field of civil engineering through hands on and classroom activities. Sponsored by Rhode Island’s leading engineering companies, educators and employers.

In the past, Career Day topics have included bridge and geotechnical engineering, highway and traffic engineering, surveys and geographic information systems, storm water management, hazardous materials, and environmental planning. Program Details

 

Engineering Academy for Young Women
This four-day camp for female students entering the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade features activities and field trips related to bridge design, water resources, environmental engineering, systems engineering and sustainability. Program Details

 

Rhode Island Construction Career Days
The goal of Rhode Island Construction Career Days is to expose high school students to the transportation trades industry, with the hope of attracting them to jobs in the field.
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