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This panel discussion session will focus on inclusive recruitment through improved relationships with Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) and other Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), the importance of a diverse/inclusive workforce, retention, and identifying the gaps which hold the transportation profession back from representing who we serve in society. The discussion will also focus on the importance of mentorship in developing an inclusive workforce, and how our industry needs to rethink our traditional career development pathways to achieve a workforce that reflects the communities we serve.
- Appreciate reasons to reconsider the traditional hiring and retention processes from an inclusive perspective that goes beyond numbers.
- Learn from a variety of perspectives representing the transportation workforce, appreciate the importance of having representation within employers at each level and understand how to initiate steps for creating a more diverse workforce within their organization.
- Gain the confidence and knowledge to connect with student chapters, including those at HBCUs, and have the awareness of the importance to do so for the advancement of the industry.
Moderator: Shilpa Mallem, P.E., PTOE, Traffic Engineering Project Manager, HDR
- Nikotris Perkins, Assistant Director, Social Equity, Oregon Department of Transportation, Salem, Oregon
- Charmane Caldwell, Ph.D, Director, Student Access, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, Tallahassee, Florida
- Jennifer Toole, ASLA, AICP, President, Toole Design Group, Silver Spring, Maryland
- Kiyett Brown, M.S., Ph.D. Candidate / Graduate Research Assistant, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL