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SPHS Students Complete Metro’s 2022 Transportation Career Academy Program

Congratulations to SPHS 2022 graduates, Katherine Nam and Isaac Chang, who completed Metro’s 2022 Transportation Career Academy Program (TCAP). This is the second year Chang has participated in the program.

TCAP provides summer internship opportunities to current juniors and seniors (class of 2022 and 2023), who depend on transit, reside in LA County, live in close proximity to a Metro rail station and whose schools are located near Metro’s rail expansion efforts. This program offers students an opportunity to learn about careers in transportation and how to apply classroom theories and concepts to “real-world” work situations at one of the nation’s largest public transportation agencies.

Nam said, “In groups of 13-14 students, we choose to work on projects relating to a variety of topics, including signage and environmental graphic design, urban planning, and IT. My team chose engineering, and we are making plans and a presentation to transform a currently at-grade station into an underground station. This internship has helped me improve my teamwork, communication, and time management skills.”
 
Both students participated in the TCAP Graduation Ceremony held virtually on August 5, 2022 and earned a stipend for their summer work. Go, Tigers!

For more information, contact: South Pasadena Unified School District, Office of the Superintendent, [email protected]