News and Events

Career Pathways/Career Ladders Roundtable Conference Brings Together Practitioners, Federal Agencies

Posted September 2014

On Wednesday, September 17 just over 30 invited and engaged participants from a diverse group of organizations came together for the Transportation Learning Center’s “Making Connections” Career Pathways and Career Ladders Roundtable Conference.  Using a format that included short kick-off comments and extensive interaction throughout the day, attendees addressed significant issues, asked questions and shared information around the following topics:
• Creating and Building on Career Ladders and Pathways in Transit: An Examination of Need, Opportunities and Frameworks  
• Outreach and Engagement: Effective Practices and Stakeholder Buy-In
• Mentoring for Pathways and Ladders
• The Critical Role of the Apprenticeship and Rigorous Career Ladder Training
• Education Programs as Partners and Stakeholders in the Pathways and Ladders System  
• Stakeholder Engagement: Opportunities and Challenges

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Weekly Update for September 19, 2014

Posted September 2014

This week’s update includes stores on Transit Elevator/Escalator Training Consortium gearing back up, MBTA pilots Signals Consortium course and the House is proposing a 40 percent funding cut for Amtrak construction.

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Center Director Brian Turner Named to US DOL Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship

Posted September 2014

In recognition of the Transportation Learning Center’s work in developing frontline workforce apprenticeships, Secretary of Labor Tom Perez has invited the Center’s executive director, Brian J. Turner, to serve on his Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA).

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Transit Summer Youth Programs Provide Career Pathways Experience in Boston and Philadelphia

Posted September 2014

This summer, high school students gained valuable experience through summer youth programs with the transit systems in Boston and Philadelphia.  SEPTA and TWU Local 234 completed their 7th annual summer program, while Boston initiated its first.

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Weekly Update for August 28, 2014

Posted September 2014

This week’s update includes stores on the growing transit and affordable housing in Denver, why the San Diego Trolley ridership is up by 10 million and how people in Beijing can pay for public transit in recycling.

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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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