ITS America’s new Emerging Leaders Program (ELP), which will culminate at next year’s ITSWC in Los Angeles, hopes to identify potential leaders who will become part of the future intelligent transportation workforce. The ELP has three components:
A Global Challenge for college students with a finals event in Los Angeles at the ITS World Congress;
A National Immersion Program for high school students across the country;
A Local Awareness Program, which will provide opportunities for high school students in the Los Angeles metropolitan area to visit the exhibition floor.
The Global Challenge is a new program specifically developed for the 2020 ITSWC. Organizers will recruit teams of university students from across the world to solve a mobility puzzle, potentially related to the upcoming 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles.