Students Explore Transportation Career Opportunities With GCC


Guam – Students participating in the National Summer Transportation Insitute at Guam Community College this summer got to explore a number of career opportunities through field trips.

Field trips included visits to the AB Won Pat International Airport, Port Authority of Guam, Department of Public Works project sites, the United Airlines city ticket office and maintenance hanger and Andersen Air Force Base

National Summer Transportation Institute high school session, which is finishing up on Monday, July 15th. The 15* students in the program have visited the airport, the port, the Department of Public Works and some of DPW’s project sites, United Airlines city ticket office and maintenance hangar, and Andersen Air Force Base.  The summer program wraps up next Monday July 15.

GCC shared the following pictures from the program:

Ashley Peterson, a junior at JFKHS and a student in the GCC-DPW National Summer Transportation Institute, gets directions from Gil Yanger, GCC Construction Trades Department chair, on how to drive a tractor-trailer in GCC’s tractor-trailer simulator, as fellow student Jordan Villagomez from GWHS looks on. Students in the two-week program learn about the various careers in the transportation industry, from air to port to ground transportation.


Ashanti Mitchell, a senior at St. Thomas Aquinas and a student in the GCC-DPW National Summer Transportation Institute, drives the GCC tractor-trailer simulator as fellow student Kris Zablan, a 2013 JFK graduate, looks on. Students in the two-week program learn about the various careers in the transportation industry, from air to port to ground transportation.  

READ the release from GCC below:

Guam Community College is offering four FREE summer programs to island youth this summer, in conjunction with several agencies or businesses.

College Access Challenge Grant Program (CACGP) FREE SUMMER BRIDGE PROGRAM
Session A: June 10-June 28 (60 slots)
Session B: July 1-July 19  (60 slots)
8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Program includes Career Exploration Activities, Cultural and Career Field Trips, Computer, Math, English and Science classes. Educational supplies, field trip fees, breakfast & lunch are included! Each child can only attend one of two sessions. 30 middle school and 30 high school slots available per session. Student MUST be a current CACGP participant and provide the latest report card/transcripts prior to start of the session.

Accepting only 30 middle school and 30 high school students PER SESSION.  Contact the GCC College Access Challenge Grant Program at 735-0221 or 5565. E-mail: Facebook: GCC College Access Challenge Grant Program.

National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI)

National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) programs this summer will allow middle and high school students to explore careers in the transportation industry. The middle school NSTI is the result of a grant award of $20,124 received through the government of Guam’s Department of Public Works, and the high school portion of the program is funded through GCC’s College Access Challenge Grant Program. Both institutes will provide students with field trips to transportation sites around the island and practical, hands-on activities using math skills needed to succeed in the industry.

The National Summer Transportation Institutes include:

• Field trips to Guam’s major transportation ports: the A.B. Won Pat International Airport, the Port Authority  of Guam, and DPW
• Emergency and safety demonstrations including K- 9 units
• A tour of the United Airlines maintenance hangar and city ticket office
• Activities with GCC’s Automotive Service Technology and Heavy Equipment programs, including the opportunity to “drive” GCC’s new truck simulator.
• Hands-on activities with transportation industry equipment

Middle School NSTI June 17-28 (20 slots available)

Student Registration Deadline: June 10 candidates.

Documents to submit:
1) Documentation from school that certifies pre-algebra has been completed or that the student is enrolled in pre-algebra for the upcoming school year.
2) Letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor.
3) A written statement from the student applicant describing the reasons for choosing to apply and participate in the  program (one paragraph minimum).
4) Updated Immunization Records (TB skin test MUST BE current. This may be submitted after confirmation of  acceptance into the program.)

Submit all documents to the GCC Dean’s Office in Bldg. 2000, Room 2223, attention Dr. Michael Chan or email to: Call 735-5573 for more information.

CACGP High School NSTI July 1-July 15 (20 slots available)

Student Registration Deadline: June 10 participants. Call 735-0221/5565 to register or email

GCC-CITI Post Secondary Education Accessibility Initiative: June 7 – July 19

The Citi Foundation has again teamed up with GCC to offer up to 20 high school graduates or incoming juniors or seniors the opportunity to prepare for college and possible earn college credit at GCC, thanks to another $30,000 PSEAI grant awarded by the Citi Foundation.

The Citi Foundation grant funds will provide the selected seniors or graduates with a six-week course that includes English and Math instruction, textbooks, tutors, financial aid counseling, college coping skills workshops, managing money workshops conducted by Citi employee volunteers, placement tests and career interest inventories. The program provides students with a strong introduction to post secondary education opportunities, numerous career choices, and greater awareness of the college registration and financial aid process.

The PSEAI program also provides its participants with the opportunity to earn college credit for this summer program. Recent graduates can begin earning general education credits necessary for a degree while incoming high school senior participants will have the opportunity to be dually enrolled and earn both high school and college credits.

The Citi/GCC PSEAI has been preparing students for college level work and reducing barriers to college success in various forms for six years now. For more information on the Citi-GCC PSEAI program, contact Dr. Michael Chan at 735-5573 or