The Garrett A. Morgan Technology and Transportation Education Program is a national education initiative designed to improve the preparation of students, especially women and minorities, in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The Garrett A. Morgan Technology and Transportation Futures Program was initiated and in 2005, Congress elevated this program to a new level by authorizing its establishment as the Garrett A. Morgan Technology and Transportation Education Program (GAMTTEP) in the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (Public Law 109-59).
As the nation's need for a highly skilled, diverse, and multi-disciplinary transportation workforce continues to grow the GAMTTEP Program hopes to "Prepare today's youth to become tomorrow's transportation professionals" by:
- Building a bridge between America's youth and the transportation community;
- Improving elementary and secondary (K-12) level students' skills in STEM through such means as curriculum development, internships, mentoring programs, and other transportation-related activities;
- Facilitating partnerships among government, academia, and the private sector;
- Increasingthe understanding of the transportation industry and careers, and advancing transportation workforce development.
Today, GAMTTEP is a National Clearinghouse that serves as the HUB for formal and informal transportation education.