Deadline April 15, 2017
AARS is pleased to announce a call for applications for the MSU Railway Management Certificate Course Scholarship sponsored by a major benefactor. The scholarship is for the four-week course and includes all lodging, breakfasts, lunches, textbooks and other classroom and field trip costs. Transportation costs to and from the course and most dinners are not included in the scholarship.
The scholarship is available to all AARS (or non members with an application pending for membership) who have been employed by a railroad company for a minimum of three years and have the support of their current company throughout the course. The deadline for application is April 15, 2017. Applications are available online at www.supt.org or by calling the AARS office at 331-643-3369. Applications are to be submitted to the AARS office at the address listed below.
Dates for the course will be available soon. For those interested in information regarding the course go to www.raileducation.com or contact Nick Little, Director Rail Projects, Michigan State University, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Week 1: August 7-11, 2017 – MSU Campus, East Lansing, MI – Railway Business Administration
Transportation Fundamentals; Railways as a System, Supply Chain Management; Marketing; Leadership; RR Financial Performance; Technology & Information; Risk Management; Investment Appraisal.
Week 2: September 25-29, 2017 – Chicago, IL – Railway Operations
Rail Networks; Operational Models; Challenges of Changing Traffic Patterns; Urban Transit Operations; Creating a Resilient Railway; Chicago Network – Issues and Opportunities; Shipper Relationships; Car Pooling & Leasing; Equipment & Infrastructure Funding Options.
Week 3: October 16-20, 2017 – Pueblo, CO – Railway Engineering and Technology for Managers
Railway Research & Development; Infrastructure & Maintenance; Inspection Technologies; Railway Control Systems; PTC; Braking Systems; Telecommunications. Several classroom sessions this week will be held on-site at Transportation Technology Center (TTC) to enable participants to see concepts in use and discuss details with TTCI experts.
Week 4: November 13-17, 2017 – Washington DC Area – Railway Regulation, Safety, and the Rail Industry
Regulation, Deregulation and Government Affairs; Government Agencies;
Rail Industry Associations; Strategic Challenges Facing the Rail
Industry; Creating a Safety Culture; Security; International Railway
For further information, please go to www.raileducation.com
To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must:
The Scholarship is fully funded by a benefactor of the program.
The scholarship is for the four-week course and includes all lodging, breakfasts, lunches, textbooks and other classroom and field trip costs. Transportation costs to and from the course and most dinners are not included in the scholarship.
Applications are available by clicking on the link below, through the AARS web site, www.supt.org., or the AARS Office, PO Box 200, La Fox, IL 60147 (331-643-3369).
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Applications must be mailed (PO Box 200, LaFox IL 60147), email to Carrie Foor email@example.com, and received by AARS no later than July 1, 2017. The successful candidate will be notified the second week of July 2016.
To apply for the scholarship the following materials must be completed and submitted to the President of the AARS: