Workforce Center Co-sponsors STEM Event

The West Region Transportation Workforce Center, which is housed at WTI, partnered with the Montana Girls STEM Collaborative to co-sponsor and co-organize a Girls STEM Collaboration Forum held at MSU on Thursday, May 19. WTI’s Susan Gallagher presented at the forum, which brought together over 50 formal and informal STEM educators, including representatives from museums, science centers, 4-H, libraries, and afterschool programs. The forum was focused on improving transportation industry collaborations with informal educators and sharing resources to build the STEM talent pipeline. Activities included a girls panel, an industry panel, networking and collaboration opportunities, and presentations and sharing of free transportation and other STEM outreach content and materials. Industry representatives from MDT, FHWA, KLJ, Sanderson Stewart, and NTSB participated in the panel discussion, which focused on what industry representatives can offer to help build out-of-school STEM programming, industry experiences with implementing successful outreach efforts, and what barriers exist or additional resources are needed to build productive education/industry collaborations.

2016 Celebrating Excellence in Service and Employee of the Year award

Congratulations to Rebecca Gleason and Taylor Lonsdale, who along with teammates Kristin Blackler, E. J. Hook, and Candace Mastel, were awarded a 2016 Celebrating Excellence in Service and Employee of the Year award. The group received the team award in recognition of their Bicycle Master Plan. MSU’s Service Excellence program focuses on aligning the quality of their services and environment with the excellence of their academic programs and is the foundation for the Employee Recognition Awards program, now in its 27th year. Two individuals are recognized for excellence in each one of the four MSU Service Excellence standards: competence, courtesy, reliability and safety. The team award was presented to the team that best exemplified the Service Excellence culture in its daily work and programs.

The Montana Commuter Challenge is on!

The Bozeman Area Bicycle Advisory Board (BABAB) and WTI are sponsoring Bozeman’s 5th annual Commuter Challenge, May 1-31, 2016. If you haven’t already registered, sign up today. This month-long friendly competition between workplaces encourages people to park the car and walk, bicycle, or take a bus to work during May. Montana Commuter Challenge 2016 Poster.
The Challenge is simple:
Sign up today at (Join the WTI team!)
Recruit coworkers to join your team.
Log your miles by foot, bike, and bus during the month of May.
AND……this week brings added incentives to shake up your commute as the Gallatin Valley Bicycle Club presents Bozeman’s Bike Week. Free coffee in the mornings and discounted pints in the afternoon.

Morning stops will offer complimentary coffee and snacks to cyclists arriving between 7:00 and 9:00 AM.
Monday – Rockford on Rouse
Tuesday – Sola Café
Wednesday – Cold Smoke Coffeehouse
Thursday – The Daily on Rouse
Friday – Community Food Co-op on 9th
Evening stops will offer $1 off each pint for cyclists arriving between 5:00 and 7:00 PM.
Monday – Bozeman Brewing Co.
Tuesday – Bridger Brewing
Wednesday – Outlaw Brewing
Thursday – 406 Brewing Co.
Friday – Map Brewing Co.
For questions on the Bozeman Commute Challenge, contact Rebecca at Bike week events: