News and Events

The Transportation Learning Center Featured in Workforce Discussions at the APTA Bus Conference

Posted May 2015

Jeff Gonneville, Chief Mechanical Officer at MBTA in Boston and Chair of the Bus Maintenance Training Committee asked Center Executive Director Jack Clark to present to the Committee plans for a national system of apprenticeship in public transportation.

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Center Proposal to USDOL: Apprenticeship as Solution to Transportation Workforce Needs

Posted May 2015

The Center has recently submitted a $5 million proposal “National Public Transportation Partnership for Apprenticeship” to the US Department of Labor (DOL) under the American Apprenticeship Initiative.

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Signals Training Consortium Forges ahead with Courseware Development Apprenticeship

Posted May 2015

Last week, representatives from the 20 locations that participate in the Center’s Signals Training Consortium met in Denver to further the mission of the project.

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Join the Transportation Learning Center at These Industry Events

Posted May 2015

This spring and summer, Center staff and partners will be presenting at multiple industry events across the country, on topics that are likely important to you.

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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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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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