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Mission Statement

The Transportation Learning Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving public transportation at the national level and within communities. To accomplish this mission, the Center builds labor-management training partnerships that improve organizational performance, expand workforce knowledge, skills and abilities, and promote career advancement.

Statement of Purpose

The Transportation Learning Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving public transportation by committed investment at the national and local levels in frontline technical workers.  We facilitate, lead and support activities that benefit all stakeholders in public transportation, through:

• Labor-management partnerships that create high-quality workforce training programs leading to high-performance organizations based in collaborations that support employee voice, engagement and commitment;

• Cutting-edge research and evaluation of human capital investment and its outcomes in public transportation;

• National training standards created through joint labor-management industry consortia that improve organizational performance, advance workers’ skills, knowledge and abilities and ensure safe, efficient and well-maintained public transportation systems that drive and serve high consumer demand for public transport options;

• Career ladder programs that create opportunities for incumbent workers to advance through training and education;

• Career pathways into public transportation jobs that provide living wages and benefits, with an emphasis on access to those jobs and continuing education and training for young people and men and women from disadvantaged populations served by public transportation;

• Greener work processes that create more sustainable communities.

The Transportation Learning Center Featured in Workforce Discussions at the APTA Bus Conference

Posted May 2015

Jeff Gonneville, Chief Mechanical Officer at MBTA in Boston and Chair of the Bus Maintenance Training Committee asked Center Executive Director Jack Clark to present to the Committee plans for a national system of apprenticeship in public transportation.

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Center Proposal to USDOL: Apprenticeship as Solution to Transportation Workforce Needs

Posted May 2015

The Center has recently submitted a $5 million proposal “National Public Transportation Partnership for Apprenticeship” to the US Department of Labor (DOL) under the American Apprenticeship Initiative.

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Signals Training Consortium Forges ahead with Courseware Development Apprenticeship

Posted May 2015

Last week, representatives from the 20 locations that participate in the Center’s Signals Training Consortium met in Denver to further the mission of the project.

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Latest Publication

Mentoring Guidebook

The purpose of this report is to serve as a guidebook, offering information that transit agencies can use to establish mentoring as a training method with guidance, suggestions, and examples to implement or expand upon…