Traction Power Training Consortium Launched!
Posted February 2020
The much-anticipated Traction Power Training Consortium kicked off on January 28 with an online meeting with about 40 in attendance. Connecting from their phones, computers, or tablets, participants joined in from Los Angeles to Seattle, Dallas to Minneapolis, Charlotte to Cleveland, Philadelphia to Buffalo - and many points between - adding to the increasing excitement and profound interest building around the new Consortium that seeks to develop high-quality instruction for traction power maintainers. Jack Clark, Center Executive Director, opened the meeting with an overview of the Center’s work and introduced the staff assigned to the Traction Power Consortium. Amri Joyner, Instructional Systems Designer, then presented the goals and overview of the project including how subject matter experts (SMEs) and instruction designers collaborate, and the deliverables for each course. After the 45-minute presentation, staff fielded questions from attendees.
The national Traction Power Training Consortium will convene its first in-person meeting in Dallas, Texas, on March 23-27, 2020. All are welcome to attend. The Consortium pays for pays for travel and accommodation for up to two SMEs from each of the member organizations. Not yet a member of the Consortium? You are welcome to attend the Dallas meeting and, should your organization signs on with the Consortium by May 1, 2020; the Consortium will reimburse standard expenses for up to two SMEs. Please register here: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07egtxj9v7e87b6f34&oseq=&c=&ch=
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