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National Training Standards

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Transit Training Network

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Mission Statement

The Transportation Learning Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving public transportation at the national level and within communities. To accomplish this mission, the Center builds labor-management training partnerships that improve organizational performance, expand workforce knowledge, skills and abilities, and promote career advancement.

Statement of Purpose

The Transportation Learning Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving public transportation by committed investment at the national and local levels in frontline technical workers.  We facilitate, lead and support activities that benefit all stakeholders in public transportation, through:

• Labor-management partnerships that create high-quality workforce training programs leading to high-performance organizations based in collaborations that support employee voice, engagement and commitment;

• Cutting-edge research and evaluation of human capital investment and its outcomes in public transportation;

• National training standards created through joint labor-management industry consortia that improve organizational performance, advance workers’ skills, knowledge and abilities and ensure safe, efficient and well-maintained public transportation systems that drive and serve high consumer demand for public transport options;

• Career ladder programs that create opportunities for incumbent workers to advance through training and education;

• Career pathways into public transportation jobs that provide living wages and benefits, with an emphasis on access to those jobs and continuing education and training for young people and men and women from disadvantaged populations served by public transportation;

• Greener work processes that create more sustainable communities.

Congratulations to Mark Dysart on Retirement

Posted April 2016

Center Senior Associate Mark R. Dysart has decided to retire from the Transportation Learning Center.

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Center Presents on Efforts to Advance Public Transportation Apprenticeship at DOL Meeting

Posted April 2016

April 19 -21, Xinge Wang, Deputy Director and Tia Brown, Program Manager attended the American Apprenticeship Initiative National Meeting held in Washington, DC.

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The Center’s Next Train-the-Trainer Session will be in Cleveland the First Week of May

Posted April 2016

Are you looking to develop more in-house training capability or sharpen your own training skills? This highly interactive train-the-trainer program has been touted by many as an eye-opening experience, for even the most experienced instructors.

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Latest Publication

Registered Apprenticeship for Rail Car Technicians - National Frame Work, Local Implementation

As presented at the March 2016 Meeting of the National Rail Car Training Consortium, this presentation gives guidance to transit locations on the benefits of apprenticship and how to locally implement the nationally recognized framework.