News Release| Civil Engineering; Cal State L.A.



IATP introduces high school, Trade-Tech students to

employment opportunities in the transportation, highway industry

May 3 orientation to kick off Saturday engineering program



          The College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology at

                    Cal State L.A. will kick off this year’s Infrastructure         

                        Academy Transportation Program (IATP) with an orientation                          on May 3.


The free program, to be offered every Saturday from May 5 to Dec. 7, introduces Los Angeles-area high school students and L.A. Trade-Tech College (LATTC) students to careers in transportation and highway construction.

SUMMARY:   The keynote speaker for the May 3 orientation will be K.N. Murthy,

executive director of Transit Project Delivery for the Metropolitan Transportation Authorities (MTA). Representatives from CSULA, MTA, LATTC, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Caltrans, the City of Los Angeles Department of Public Work, and other transportation agencies will also be in attendance.


With financial support from FHWA, IATP will provide participants with instruction and training regarding engineering principles, transportation engineering, leadership skills, AUTOCAD/GIS, surveying, and computer software packages. In addition to projects that promote hands-on learning and teamwork, paid internships and field trips to transportation agencies will be available to the students during the summer.

WHEN:          Thursday, May 3, at 5-9 p.m. The orientation will take place at Cal State L.A.’s Golden Eagle Ballroom(Photo opportunity: CSULA student projects will be on display.) The University is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) freeway, at the interchange of the 10 and 710 freeways. Permit dispenser parking is available at Lot 5 or upper level of Structure C. For campus map and directions:

CONTACT:    For details, contact Dr. Hassan Hashemian, director of IATP and professor of civil engineering at CSULA, at (323) 343-4550. To arrange for photos or interviews, please contact the CSULA Public Affairs office in advance at (323) 343-3050.

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