Federal Highway Administration, Engineers Announce Effort to Promote Engineering Skills, Career
Federal Highway Administration
August 5, 1998
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 5, 1998
Contact: Jim Pinkelman
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) have agreed to a partnership aimed at fostering interest in engineering careers and improving the skills of transportation professionals.
"President Clinton is committed to education as one of the highest priorities," stated FHWA Administrator Kenneth R. Wykle. "This public-private partnership focuses on lifelong learning, and is a powerful tool to build the range of professional abilities needed to address 21st century transportation systems, continuing to help America have the best transportation system in the world."
The FHWA/NSPE partnership will:
The partnership agreement follows the FHWA’s strategic goals for safety, mobility, productivity, human and natural environment, and national security, and the NSPE’s mission to promote the ethical, competent and licensed practice of engineering.
The FHWA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation, has 3,600 employees, a field office in every state, and an annual budget of more than $21 billion.
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