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Bus Maintenance Training Group Meets to Expand Apprenticeship

Posted June 2016

A committee of labor and management subject matter experts (SMEs) consisting of technicians, instructors and managers from bus transit met at WMATA’s Carmen Turner Training Facility June 14-16, 2016, as part of a national effort to expand apprenticeships under the American Apprenticeship Initiative (AAI).

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This week’s update includes stories on

Posted June 2016

This week’s update includes stories on photos that Show the public transportation resurgence happening in LA, Minnesota should go all in on electric buses and Dallas Area Rapid Transit Light-Rail System marks 20 years.

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FTA Workforce Summit Highlights Center Consortium and Apprenticeship Work

Posted June 2016

On June 7, Center staff Jack Clark, Xinge Wang, and Tia Brown attended the FTA Workforce Development Summit: Implementing, Disseminating, and Modeling Ladders of Opportunity. Jack Clark participated in a panel presentation on the topic “Internships.

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In Effort to Increase and Strengthen Applicant Pool

Posted May 2016

Over thirty aspiring Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) operators and electrical and mechanical technicians arrived at El Barrio Workforce Development Center in Cleveland on May 18 to participate in the first pilot of Module 1 of the new ten-module Transit Core Competencies Curriculum (TC3) - Public Transportation Industry Overview.

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Workforce Stakeholders Share Strategies at DOL Transportation Apprenticeship Accelerator Conference

Posted May 2016

John Ladd, Administrator of US DOL’s Office of Apprenticeship, opened the conference by tracking initial progress toward the goal of doubling the number of apprentices in America.

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