Building Pathways for Students of Color in ....

Description :

Building Pathways for Students of Color in Public Works

Date: July 9th, 10am


Trish Dziko, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Technology Access Foundation
Emile Pitre, Office of Minority Affairs, University of Washington

Enrique Borges, 2018 Washington State University Graduate

Moderator: Joshua Cheatham, Chair,  APWA WA Chapter Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee &  
                                                        Director of the Construction Management,  Perteet,


The work of building a diverse and inclusive workforce begins in our education system. Our industry needs a robust pipeline of students who see opportunities and have access, but there are obstacles that we can help remove. In this session, our panel will discuss the challenges students from underrepresented communities face and how our community can help. The goal of the DEI Community is to begin a dialogue that helps us create a more equitable and more diverse group of engineers to the industry, and we are eager to have you join the discussion.

Who this is for: Session is for people interested in partnering with educators and students and employers interested in supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Hosted by: APWA WA Chapter Diversity, Equity& Inclusion Committee with support from the Marketing Committee

This is a FREE 1-hour session that will be offered ONLINE ONLY. You will be able to ask questions during the live session. The recorded session will be available for later viewing through the chapter website.


Trish Dziko the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Technology Access Foundation. TAF is a nonprofit leader redefining Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education in public schools. They focus on supporting public school districts by using STEM as a tool for realizing social change and educational equality in low income communities and underrepresented communities.

Emile Pitre is the University of Washington 2020 Odegard award-winner. He has over 30 years working with students at UW at the Office of Minority Affairs. He will be able to discuss the challenges he has seen over the years at the University of Washington working with students of color.

Enrique Borges is a 2018 graduate from Washington State University who is a first generation college graduate.  He has a unique journey about his path through college and getting his first job out of school.

Joshua Cheatham, the Chair of the APWA Washington Chapter Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and the Director of the  Construction Management practice for Perteet. He is also a first-generation college graduate who earned his degree in Civil Engineering from Washington State University. He has two sons: one is a graduate from Gonzaga University and his youngest currently enrolled in the running start program at Highline College. 

Event Date & Time:

7/9/2020  10:00 AM - 7/9/2020  11:00 AM

Venue :

Online Only
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Contact Person :

Joshua Cheatham
Email :
Phone : (253) 209-5112
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