The Federal Highway Administration, otherwise known as the FHWA, is an agency operating in the United States Department of Transportation that is largely answerable for the management of the country’s road transportation system.
The programs and initiatives of the FHWA are constantly steered by its general agency mission which is to”improve mobility on our Community’s highways through nationwide leadership, innovation, and programme delivery.”
In line with this mission, the Federal Highway Administration has just established the Garrett A. Morgan Technology and Transportation Education Program whereby it aims to improve the readiness of scholars in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by way of the application of curriculum development and a number of other activities that are related to transportation education.
The activities that are included in this investigation can include the following:
a) Internship programs that offer the target students with the experience in the transportation field
b) Programs and activities which will enable scholars to spend time observing active scientist and engineers while they’re immersed in the transportation field
c) Programs and activities that highlight the development of applicable curriculum pertaining to examples and issues that are linked with transportation
The program is at first built to develop programmes that are aimed at the improvement of the target students’ capabilities in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
The target scholars of the program are those who fall under the elementary and secondary college levels.
The Federal Highway Administration is set to administer funds in the amount of $1,800,000 to support the initiatives of 18 grant awardees as well as to financially support the appropriate planning, implementation, and execution of the Garrett A. Morgan Technology and Transportation Education Program.
The establishments and setups that are able to submit an application under the Garrett A. Morgan Technology and Transportation Education Program are the following:
a) Local education agencies (LEA)
b) State educational agencies (SEA)
Business establishments, non-profit, and for profit organizations are also eligible to enter into a cooperative agreement with the LEAs and SEAs to assist in the process of implementing the actions of the programme.
The Department of Transportation, the most important agency that’s financing the Garrett A. Morgan Technology and Transportation Education Program, is the nation’s leading agency that is responsible for ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that is literally capable of meeting the requirements of the American people.