Center Staff Participate in Conference Highlighting Transit Skill Shortage
Posted April 2019
On March 27, Center Director Jack Clark and Center Program Director John Schiavone participated in a New York City conference entitled “Setting Lives in Motion.” Convened by the Consortium for Worker Education as part of its New York ATLAS (Alliance for Transport and Logistics Advancement Services) project, the conference addressed what NYATLAS Director John McDermott called “twin crises” of severe skills shortages for transportation combined with poor life prospects for too many inner city youth. Keynoting the conference, New York State Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon cited data from the Transportation Learning Center to make the case for more action to support transportation careers. Participation from employers, educators and union officials lead to good discussions on how to address the twin crises. The conference may lead directly to some major workforce initiatives. Watch this space for future news.
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