Center Holds Virtual National Bus Maintenance Apprenticeship Committee Meeting

Posted January 2021

Bus Maintenance Apprenticeship Committee Members at October, 2019 meeting

On December 10, the Center held a virtual meeting of the National Bus Maintenance Apprenticeship Committee. The meeting started with a review of the major activities and accomplishments since the last meeting, highlighting agencies that recently registered apprenticeships and the Center’s distance-based learning courses on basic electrical skills and BEB familiarization. Jamaine Gibson also provided an update from ATU International on the goal of the union to see more registered apprenticeship implemented at transit agencies across the nation.

Center staff then provided an overview program benefits and of the process to access funds for reimbursement of apprentice On-the-Job-Learning costs. A general discussion followed in which agencies were encouraged to share best practices with one another and troubleshoot issues that were brought up. Agencies also shared how training and recruitment of apprentices and mentors has been impacted by the pandemic. More than 45 attendees joined the meeting, representing labor and management from 25 transit agencies.

For more information on registered bus maintenance apprenticeship, please contact John Schiavone

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