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Dear Teachers, Counselors, and Administrators,

The University of Missouri- Saint Louis College of Business Center for Transportation Studies and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has teamed up to offer a wonderful opportunity for you.  Through the Pathways for Teachers grant, we’ve created an opportunity to provide awareness and support to assist you in educating students regarding career opportunities in transportation and logistics.

During the course of these workshops, Educators will be required to attend 4 workshop sessions and will be paid $500.00* upon completion of those 4 sessions. Here are the benefits for this opportunity:

  • Participants will gain an awareness of the impact of transportation and logistics in society and industry as well as understand foundational concepts and guiding principles.
  • Participants will become aware of the types of jobs available and skills required to successfully place entry level students in the field.
  • Participants will be able to counsel students to stable, reliable career pathways from entering the transportation and logistics workplace.
  • Participants will be provided curriculum material on transportation and logistics management for use in lesson plans, classroom presentation and student counseling.
  • Participants will have access to UMSL Center for Transportation faculty for support and school visits as well as access to the UMSL campus.
  • Participants will become aware of local business networking opportunities for the target student population and have the opportunity to tour companies such as FedEx, Lambert Field, and BJC.
  • Participants and faculty will develop a communication mechanism to ensure usage of the program, student and district satisfaction and future needs.
  • Participants will be required to develop and present a project based learning action plan.
  • Participants will be recognized with a Dean’s Certificate of Completion.


There are many pathways to success for students graduating high school.  Trade apprenticeships, community college, and four-year institutions of higher learning are today’s traditional paths.  However, there are many students who, at the age of 18, are not yet ready for these options.  In this workshop, the entry level positions open to new high school graduates in the transportation and logistics industries are presented as an additional path to a successful and productive career.

The UMSL Center of Transportation Studies offers one of the most comprehensive undergraduate course offerings in the nation.   The UMSL Transportation program is the only course offering of its type and breadth across the University of Missouri campus system as well as statewide.  Transportation and Logistics is one of the strongest hiring sectors in St. Louis.  Employment rates in these fields exceed other hiring sectors due to the strategic geographic, business environment and productivity strengths of the region. The expected increase of 8-10% new jobs is forecasted within the next 5 years.

Each session will run approximately 7.5 hours (8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.) and participants will take breaks throughout the day. Here are the dates that our workshop sessions will take place (note: some program tours may be subject to change):

Thursday, April 26, 2018- Includes session at UMSL and tour of FedEx Freight

Thursday, May 17, 2018- Includes session at UMSL and tour of BJC Distribution Center

Thursday, June 7, 2018- Includes session at UMSL and Tour of Expeditors and RAM International (Lambert)

Thursday, June 28, 2018- Includes session at UMSL and tour of Scott AFB Transcom and presentation of Certificate of Completion.

Please click here to register for this opportunity.

The deadline for registration is: Friday, April 6, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact Diana Redden, UMSL College of Business Administration, Recruitment Coordinator. She can be reached at (314) 516-5876 or

*Educators that are contracted for 11 or 12 months by your district will not be eligible to receive the $500.00 stipend.