News and Events

Transit Elevator/Escalator Training Consortium Reconvenes at SEPTA

Posted January 2015

Last week, the Transit Elevator/Escalator Training Consortium reconvened in Philadelphia.

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Weekly Update for January 8, 2015

Posted January 2015

This week’s update includes stories on how public transit helps New Yorkers earn more money, cheaper gas prices in the Bay area not deterring commuters from using mass transit and 9 most important victories for workers in 2014.

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The Transportation Learning Center Wishes You a Happy New Year - With a Free Calendar

Posted December 2014

This has been a great year for the Transportation Learning Center.  Accomplishments in 2014 included approval of an apprenticeship for transit elevator/escalator maintainers, the release and pilot of the first courses created through the signals training consortium, the first class to complete the Center’s Train-the-Trainer program and substantial work on public transportation career pathways and ladders - culminating in a lively and successful roundtable conference.

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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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Events

Join the Center at the Good Jobs Green Jobs Conference - February 10-11, 2014 in Washington DC

Posted December 2013

At this year’s Good Jobs Green Jobs Conference, The Center will be part of a panel entitled Getting on Track Together: Creating Pathways to Transit and Transportation Careers for Community Members.  Transit agencies face a critical frontline technical workforce shortage in the coming decade, with transit services expanding rapidly and fifty percent of the frontline workforce retiring.  In crisis there is opportunity, as significant numbers of high-wage, high need transportation jobs open up in communities transit serves.  These jobs provide family supportive wages and benefits, accompanied by ongoing training and opportunity for growth and advancement in this inherently green and growing sector.  Panel members will discuss successful career pathways partnership models with management, labor, education, local government and community members and will ask audience members to share their knowledge and experience.

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