News and Events

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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Center Delivers Train-the-Trainer Course at SEPTA

Posted March 2015

Last week, eight current and future maintenance trainers at SEPTA went through the Center developed Train-the-Trainer course.  Although this course was developed as part of the Transit Elevator/Escalator Training Consortium, participants were from various departments including signals, traction power, rail vehicle and elevator/escalator maintenance.

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Weekly Update for February 26, 2015

Posted February 2015

This week’s update includes stories on safety series installment IV:  Local Safety Practices that Work, MBTA restores full rail transit service, and DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx completed his four-day, five state bus tour at Washington, D.C.‘s Union Station.

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Weekly Update for February 19, 2015

Posted February 2015

This week’s update includes stories on Transportation Learning Center Safety Series, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx talks tough on PTC and is it time for someone who rides NJ Transit trains or buses to join the board of directors?

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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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