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As a Newer,  Agency CATS Learns/Shares as an Active Member in the Center’s Rail Training Consortia

Posted February 2016

The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) has been in existence since 1976 but has had rail for less than a decade. CATS’ first light rail line, Lynx Blue Line, opened On November 24, 2007 and runs a total of 9.6 miles between Uptown Charlotte and stops short of Pineville.

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Transit Core Competencies Curriculum Work Group Holds Kick of Webinar

Posted February 2016

According to Center research, 126 Percent of today’s transit workforce
will have to be hired and trained in the next 10 years. 90 percent of these employees will be frontline workers.

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Center Board Secretary Joe Calabrese & Deputy Director Xinge Wang on Workforce Development Panel

Posted February 2016

Carolyn Flowers , Senior Advisor of the Federal Transit Administration led a panel of five in the Priorities for Workforce Development special session at the TRB Annual on January 12, 2016. The panel focused on tackling the pressing workforce needs in the transportation and transit industry. Ben Siegel , Senior Policy Advisor of the Office of the Secretary (DOL) introduced DOL’s effort to leverage partnerships across federal departments to enhance reach and impact of workforce programs.

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Rail Car Training Consortium Starts Courseware Development Work

Posted January 2016

On Wednesday January 13, the Center held a virtual kick-off meeting of the Subject Matter Expert group that will be working with Center Instructional Designers to develop instruction-ready courses for Rail Car Maintainers.

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IBEW Local 103 Becomes First Union to be Full Member of a Transportation Learning Center Training Co

Posted January 2016

In a first for Center supported Consortia, IBEW Local 103 representing Signal Maintainers, Signal Instructors and Supervisory personnel at MBTA has joined the Signals Consortium as a full partner. Prior to this move Local 103 had been underwriting travel for two MBTA employees to attend the Signals Training Consortium meetings.

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