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Photo - fpoEducation is never complete in this world of rapid technological change. UW-Madison trains not only students, but also current professionals in the industry to be successful in their work. The transportation courses and centers offer various opportunities to develop communication, technical, and other skills pertinent to the work force.

Transportation Information Center
The Transportation Information Center offers training, publishes a newsletter and technical bulletins, supports a Wisconsin Pavement Management system for local roads, and gives advice. It collects video tapes and printed materials which it loans or sends to local officials. Every year Wisconsin municipalities spend one billion dollars to repair and replace roads and bridges. There are nearly 100,000 miles of local roads in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Transportation Information Center was created in 1983 to help local highway officials manage their road systems and this huge road budget.

Engineering Professional Development (EPD)
The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Engineering Professional Development in the College of Engineering is dedicated to providing the skills and knowledge you need to master new approaches, solve on-the-job problems, and advance your career. The department offers over 400 courses annually in engineering, architecture, management and other technical areas. The practical, applied focus courses are offered on the UW-Madison campus and other locations around the nation in condensed 1-5 day format.

EPD Short Courses in Transportation
Direct link to a subset of short courses in EPD that focus on transportation. Topics may include rail infrastructure, traffic signals and systems, roundabouts, pavements, or parking lots.

Executive Education
UW-Madison has the experience of nearly 60 years in executive education. Our programs are associated with one of the nation’s first Schools of Business, established 101 years ago. Our faculty are known for their real-world experience and strategic insight in tracking trends and issues in the business world. UW-Madison’s Executive Education courses cover proven management principles and cutting-edge practices. Dynamic interaction among faculty and participants ensures idea sharing in a stimulating and refreshing environment.

Executive Education Program in Transportation Management
Direct link to a subset of courses in Executive Education that make up the Transportation Management program. Courses led by Dr. Ed Marien discuss international trade, contracting, and assessment and management of transportation services among other topics.

Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups
The Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG) is an important part of the Department of Transportation's intermodal effort to promote the entry of women, persons with disabilities, and members of diverse groups into transportation careers where these groups are underrepresented. The internship program offers interns an exciting l0-week agenda of transportation research, work experience, and on-site visits to introduce them to the many aspects of the complex field of transportation.

Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)
An important goal of the UW-Madison CIBER is to promote and enhance the international competitiveness of American business. Through strategic alliances with the Fluno Center for Executive Education of the School of Business and the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies, we offer a variety of workshops and classes for the business community.


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