from the President & CEO


Dear Friend,

Welcome to the Transportation Diversity Council’s (TDC) website which I hope you will find informative and engaging as you review our program offerings and consider membership within a national organization of transportation and construction professionals that will help in every aspect in “Transporting the Next Generation”.

My first thoughts as founder of TDC were to address the necessity to recruit, train, and develop the next generation of transportation and construction professionals.  Our method of doing this is centered on encouraging relevant companies, agencies, and individuals to volunteer their time to mentor the future workforce into becoming meaningful and productive professionals who are able to build on the successes of the past and advance technology beyond the human imagination in the future.  Every member regardless of type and funding level is asked to get involved: mentor a student or a small emerging business, support a school, lead a training program, share valuable experience.

Through these efforts, we will guide our youth to rewarding careers in transportation and construction, we will develop a talented and diverse workforce, and our volunteers will benefit in myriad ways as we support our core values of Citizenship, Passion, Respect, and Integrity.

The methods of achieving our mission will vary. I am proud to announce the opening of our new school, Bronx Design and Construction Academy, in September 2011, eventually enrolling 800 students and offering evening adult education classes, among other exciting programs.  All of our program offerings at BDCA will center on transportation infrastructure and sustainable energy as overriding themes in theory and practice.  Core construction trades such as plumbing, electrical, HVAC, carpentry, and pre-engineering/architecture will be offered to students entering BDCA. Other TDC methods of achieving our mission include providing internships, apprenticeships, fellowships, and scholarships, as well as workshops and programs for small businesses and public agencies.

I hope that you will be motivated by our Vision and Mission and join our cause.  Membership is by company or by individual.  Please feel free to contact me directly at dwaynesampson@tdc-ntl.org if you have any questions or comments regarding TDC.

Warmest Regards,

Dwayne C. Sampson
Founder and President/CEO
Transportation Diversity Council