News and Events

Center Board of Directors Meet and Welcome Jack Clark as New Executive Director

Posted December 2014

The Board of Directors of the Transportation Learning Center met on December 5, 2014 in Washington DC. This Board Meeting comes amid public transportation and government leaders’ increasing recognition of the urgency of the frontline workforce challenge and growing respect for the value of the Center’s standards-based joint solutions.

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Join a National Consortium Developing Courseware and Career Pathways for Rail Vehicle Maintainers

Posted December 2014

The Center is nearing the end of an active and successful recruitment period for mass transportation agencies and unions to join us in our FTA Proposal, “Pathways that Work for the Industry and the Community.”  This coming week is the final time period for outreach, and the Center is interested in hearing from any agencies we have not yet reached who may be interested in participating.

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Apprenticeship Agenda Advancing Nationally

Posted December 2014

Quality training for America’s frontline workforce is making big strides, thanks to rare bipartisan leadership in Washington DC.  Apprenticeship has emerged as the premier method for Americans to “earn while you learn” - especially in important frontline careers.

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Weekly Update for November 20, 2014

Posted November 2014

This week’s update includes stories on blaming uncle sam for congestion on your commute, why Hong Kong’s metro is such a success and MARTA management and Union workers reach tentative deal on new contract.

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Transit Elevator/Escalator Consortium Gears Back-Up

Posted November 2014

Last Wednesday November 5, 2014 The Center convened members of the transit elevator/escalator training consortium via webinar to re-start work on the project in light of renewed commitment from FTA.

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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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