WTS-Orange County's 2020 Awards Nominations Now Open!
July 27, 2020
Each year, the WTS Orange County Chapter recognizes notable contributions by individuals in the transportation industry by giving out six chapter awards. Honor stand-out members, employers, women, and men who are advancing WTS's mission by nominating someone you know today! The deadline to submit nominations for the awards is Monday, August 17, 2020 at 5 PM PST.
To encourage women pursuing careers in transportation, WTS-OC is offering multiple high school, community college, undergraduate and graduate scholarships to women throughout Southern California. Applications are due no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4.
To encourage women pursuing careers in transportation, WTS-OC will be offering multiple high school, community college, undergraduate and graduate scholarships to women throughout Southern California. Please be on the look out for our 2020-21 applications!
2020 Transportation Academy Applications Now Available!
June 29, 2020
The Transportation Academy is an annual two-week immersion into different facets of the transportation industry, for undergraduates and graduate college students, hosted by the Women's Transportation Seminar, Orange County Chapter. This year's academy will be held virtually on Aug. 3-7 and Aug. 10-14. Applications are due no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, July 13.
WTS-OC is now on Instagram and LinkedIn! Follow us for industry updates, program highlights, event recaps and more. We can't wait to connect with you! Click below for all the ways to stay up-to-date with all things WTS.
WTS-OC supports its DBEs! Remember, DBEs, when you are calculating your net worth pursuant to the Metro DBE program, your retirement accounts should not be factored at 100%. Taxes and early withdrawal penalties are factored into that equation. For more information about WTS-OC's DBE resources, please contact Julie Beeman, Diversity Chair.
11 girls and women pursuing a career in transportation were awarded with scholarships totaling $51,500 at the 2018 WTS-OC annual gala. Learn more about these future female leaders and why they are interested in making a difference in the transportation sector.
WTS-OC helped introduce kids to engineering at ASCE-OC's Dream Big event. The event was held at the Frida Cinema in Santa Ana, where kids between the ages of 9 and 18 walked down a red carpet surrounded by activities related to engineering hosted by various organizations within the industry. Kids were also invited to watch a showing of MacGillivray Freeman's film Dream Big: Engineering Our World.
On a national scale, WTS is launching a brand new look. In the coming days and weeks, our chapter will also be unveiling our fresh new look for our members to enjoy on our social media platforms, newsletters and on our own chapter's blog. Although our logo may be changing, the mission remains the same - to advance women, and advance transportation.
2020-21 Mentoring Program Applications Available Now
April 16, 2020
The WTS-OC Mentoring Program matches up-and-coming transportation professionals and college students whose studies focus on transportation with an accomplished industry professional. Applications for the 2020-21 Mentoring Program are available now and due on Friday, May 15.
11 girls and women pursuing a career in transportation were awarded with scholarships totaling $50,000 at the 2019 WTS-OC annual gala. Learn more about these future female leaders and why they are interested in making a difference in the transportation sector.