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National Training Standards

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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.

Interested in Train the Trainer?

Posted January 2019

New resources are available on our website to assist you in scheduling a Train the Trainer course! This 5-day, highly interactive training course is designed to give expert front line workers the skills to be effective and confident trainers but is also very beneficial to seasoned trainers. Center staff will come to your location and teach up to ten participants at a time so that you don’t have to worry about travel logistics and costs. Click the link to find out more about the course and get a quote:
http://www.transportcenter.org/solutions_services/detail_view/train-the-trainer

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Center Leads Maintenance Training Session at ATU Workshop

Posted January 2019

The Center’s Xinge Wang and John Schiavone provided a maintenance training session to technicians of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) at the December 9-14 Maintenance Training Workshop held at the Tommy Douglas Conference Center.

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Frontline Transit Workforce Training Needs Panel

Posted January 2019

In December, the National Transit Institute (NTI) and the Transportation Learning Center worked together to convene a two-day gathering of more than two dozen labor and management representatives from transit to discuss frontline workforce training needs.

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Latest Publication

Making Headway: An Update on the National Rail Car Training Consortium - Issue 3

Under the Rail Car Consortium, 16 rail transit locations and more than 40 Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) have worked since 2015 to produce high-quality training material for rail car techs. So far we have developed…