The FTVG will be run as an annual competition; incentivising early career professionals to submit a paper, presentation, or product that delivers the Vision and Objectives of the group. The disruptive impact of Covid-19 presents an opportunity for several emerging challenges to be examined and addressed in the inaugural year of the initiative.
Enable early career professionals to collaborate virtually to network and generate ideas
Provide the networks and structure for early career professionals to form into discrete project groups
Support the delivery of a selection of projects through an appointed Steering Group
Judge and appraise the outputs of individual projects
Offer a prize to winning projects
Provide a platform to promote the outcomes of these projects to the wider transport industry
To sustain a diverse group of early career professionals to consider some of the challenges and opportunities posed by ongoing changes in the transportation industry and outline how these changes are pertinent to the future careers of transport professionals.
The outline objectives to achieve these aims are:
The FTVG is targeted at those in the first ten years of their career across all sectors in the transport industry.