Center Delivers TC3 at “Community Works”

Posted March 2020

On Monday, March 2, Center subject-matter expert Frank Burnett and Center staffer Pat Greenfield delivered the Transit Core Competencies Curriculum (TC3) in Springfield, Massachusetts, as part of Community Works, a six-week workforce development program aimed at preparing qualified applicants for opportunities in the building trades and transportation industries. Through this multi-agency partnership of labor, management, government, colleges and universities, Community Works provides industry-recognized certifications, credentials, and training to low-income residents of the greater Springfield and Holyoke areas. Community Works focuses its outreach and training to work primarily with people of color, women, and disadvantaged young adults, creating career pathways into pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs, and, ultimately, providing participants with family-sustaining careers and building economic vitality in Springfield and Holyoke.

For four years now, TC3 has been an integral part of the Community Works program. Using Frank’s expertise as an IBEW Local 103 electrician, trainer, and signals maintainer at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), he and Pat spent the morning session on TC3’s Industry Overview as a vehicle to understand the history and operation of, and technological advancements in, public transportation, along with an in-depth exploration of career opportunities in the field. In the afternoon session, the group moved on to TC3’s Workplace Relations module, using a series of transportation-based scenarios to examine the importance of teamwork, communication, professionalism, conflict resolution, and issues of diversity in the workplace.
If you are interested in learning more about TC3 and how it can be used by your organization, please contact Pat Greenfield.

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