(WASHINGTON)—The American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) is accepting nominations for its 2018 Industry Leader Development Program (ILDP), to be held May 14-16 in the Nation’s Capital.
The ILDP and its associated Industry Leader Development Council (ILDC), boasts of nearly 700 graduates from 200 companies, state contractor chapters and public agencies during the past 22 years. The immersive, two-and-a-half day ILDP provides an understanding of industry economics, how transportation work in the U.S. is funded and financed, how actions by the federal government impact the industry, and how to become politically engaged to help shape transportation policy. ILDP fellows also visit with their members of Congress to discuss pending transportation investment and policy issues.
The ILDP is held in conjunction with ARTBA’s annual Federal Issues Program (FIP) and the Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) Fly-In.
Admission to the ILDP is a competitive process.
- Nominees should be ages 30-50 and have at least three years of experience in the transportation design and construction industry, have made a significant contribution to the work of his or her firm, and shown evidence of strong leadership potential for the industry.
- To be considered for admission, candidates must be nominated by a sponsor and submit a completed application form.
A letter of nomination and recommendation written by a principal of the firm, a senior executive within the governmental agency, or a senior-level faculty member at the university which employs the applicant must accompany each application.
Applications must be received at ARTBA’s offices in Washington, D.C., by Monday, April 2.
The ARTBA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt entity established in 1985, supports a wide portfolio of programs and activities, including educational scholarships, awards programs, professional development courses, safety training, a national exhibition on transportation and a facility dedicated to improving safety in roadway construction zones.