News and Events

Transit Elevator/Escalator Training Consortium Reconvenes at BART

Posted April 2015

Last week, the Transit Elevator/Escalator Training Consortium reconvened at BART in Oakland, CA.  This team with over 350 years of cumulative experience in transit and training spent four intensive days working together on program development.

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Center Works to Strengthen Career Pathways in Transportation

Posted April 2015

On April 8, 2015, Center Deputy Director Xinge Wang was invited to present on the “Advancing CTE within Career Pathways Systems” panel at the spring meeting of the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEC).

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Center Executive Director Jack Clark Testifies on Importance of Creating a Just Safety Culture

Posted April 2015

On March 25, Transportation Learning Center Executive Director Jack Clark testified on safety culture at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (WMATA) safety hearing organized by Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 689.

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Join Center Staff in Discussion on the Role of Workforce Trng in Economic Dev. around the World

Posted March 2015

On Thursday, April 2, 2015, Center Deputy and Executive Directors Xinge Wang and Jack Clark, respectively, will lead the “Learn and Earn” Work Group.

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Expanding Apprenticeship Opportunities for Public Transportation

Posted March 2015

Apprenticeship has emerged over the past year as a promising approach to quality training for America’s frontline workforce, particularly in public transportation.  The Obama administration in 2014 made expanding apprenticeship training a national goal.

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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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