|Garrett A. Morgan Shadow Day Toolkit|
Below are some activity suggestions to help plan your local Garrett A. Morgan Shadow Day.
BEHIND THE SCENES
Hold a "Behind the Scenes Look" at your local Office of Emergency Management Center, and learn about its ties to the safety of transit agency staff and consumers.
CAREER SHOWCASE DAY
Conduct a career showcase day for high school and/or college students that would allow them to visit the offices of consultants, contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, vendors, agencies, and related businesses to highlight various jobs and tasks that factor into the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of a transportation system.
Have students create a new logo, develop a marketing plan for a new transportation service, or solicit student proposals on a public policy question related to transportation. Offer a prize or scholarship to the winner.
Bring students into a one day seminar that allows them to shadow transportation agency department staff. Provide breakfast and lunch, and begin the day with an introduction and welcome by the CEO or General Manager. Students will shadow staff in various departments, and the day will end with a presentation by the students describing what they learned from and about the organization.
TRANSPORTATION ADVOCACY DAY
Take a group of students to the state capitol and meet with officials and policymakers to talk about the importance of transportation.
TRANSPORTATION CAREER DAY
Set up and conduct forums that discuss paths to rewarding careers in the transportation industry with students who are planning to attend college. Have industry personnel talk about their career paths and the needed skills for their roles.
TRANSPORTATION VIDEO CONTEST
Break the students into small groups and assign each group a transportation mode. Have each group research safety or general information about each mode, and then create a short 2-3 minute fun, interactive video.
OTHER SHORT-TERM ACTIVITIES
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