GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) _ The Central Community College-Grand Island has decided to use a grant from the Federal Highway Administration to introduce students to transportation careers.

The Grand Island Independent ( ) reports the $40,000 National Summer Transportation Institute grant will be used to hold a camp this summer focusing on female, minority high school students. This demographic is considered to be underrepresented in transportation engineering careers.

Boys are also welcome to participate.

Charlie Gregory, associate dean of extended learning services at the Grand Island campus, says the camp from July 6-16 will focus on all aspects of engineering related to transportation.

Grand Island Community Education Coordinator Judy Weston says there will be no cost for a student to attend the camp.