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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 Board of Directors Meet and Welcome Jack Clark as New Executive Director

Posted December 2014

The Board of Directors of the Transportation Learning Center met on December 5, 2014 in Washington DC. This Board Meeting comes amid public transportation and government leaders’ increasing recognition of the urgency of the frontline workforce challenge and growing respect for the value of the Center’s standards-based joint solutions.

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Join a National Consortium Developing Courseware and Career Pathways for Rail Vehicle Maintainers

Posted December 2014

The Center is nearing the end of an active and successful recruitment period for mass transportation agencies and unions to join us in our FTA Proposal, “Pathways that Work for the Industry and the Community.”  This coming week is the final time period for outreach, and the Center is interested in hearing from any agencies we have not yet reached who may be interested in participating.

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Apprenticeship Agenda Advancing Nationally

Posted December 2014

Quality training for America’s frontline workforce is making big strides, thanks to rare bipartisan leadership in Washington DC.  Apprenticeship has emerged as the premier method for Americans to “earn while you learn” - especially in important frontline careers.

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Latest Publication

Establishing a National Transit Industry Rail Vehicle Technician Qualification Program

Meeting the challenge of developing fully qualified transit rail car maintenance technicians is the goal of Transit Cooperative Research Project (TCRP) E-7, Developing an Industry-Wide System of Qualification for Transit Rail Car Technicians – Building…