Thanks to a $50,000 award, area high schoolers from the Ceres, Modesto and Turlock school districts will be able to participate in the National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) Program.
The program will be held for three weeks at California State University Stanislaus from June 25 to Jul. 13 and will introduce students to transportation-related courses.
The fun is awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration through the California Department of Transportation.
Students will be exposed to railroad traffic flow and administration, taking a trip from Modesto to the High-Speed Rail Authority in Fresno. They will also learn about shipyard operations at the Port of Stockton. Finally, students will tour the Castle Air Museum in Atwater and the Modesto Airport.
The entire learning experience will culminate with four students being selected to attend a fully-paid course at the National Flight Academy in Pensacola, Florida.