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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.

Center Participates in American Apprenticeship National Grantee Conference

Posted January 2017

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) hosted a conference January 9-11, 2017, in Washington, D.C. for more than 46 American Apprenticeship Initiative (AAI) grantees to discuss the successes and challenges that they are facing in their AAI grant initiatives.

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Rail Car Courseware Updated

Posted January 2017

Based on feedback from courseware pilots and SME peer reviews, our ISD team has updated Participant Guides, PowerPoints and quizzes for APS and Batteries courses 104 and 204 and HVAC course 106. All existing PowerPoints were revamped to accommodate on-screen display of instructor notes for the presenter.

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Weekly Update for January 5, 2017

Posted January 2017

This week’s update includes stories on MTA Chairman/CEO Tom Prendergast announced he will retire from public service in early 2017, APTA report finds public transit users save $9,712 and MTA to reconsider Bus overhaul.

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Veteran Skills Crosswalk - Vets Make Quality Signal Maintainers

The Center’s analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data has shown that the transportation industry in large will likely see a massive front-line labor shortage in the next ten years unless it is able to…