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National Training Standards

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Transit Training Network

Transit Training Network

Industry training standards, share and rate courseware in bus, rail and elevator/escalator maintenance

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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.

Former Center Associate June Sekera Releases Book Proposing New Theory of Public Economics

Posted August 2016

In her new book The Public Economy in Crisis a Call for a New Public Economics, June Sekera proposes a new theory of public economics which deemphasizes reliance on the free market and affirms the importance of public goods and services within the context of the democratic process and constitutional governance.

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Join Center Program Director John Schiavone for Presentation on Bus Apprenticeship

Posted August 2016

Program Director John Schiavone will discuss the challenges faced nationally by agencies urgently seeking to find qualified replacements for senior technicians who are retiring at alarming rates.

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Labor & Management Working Together to Strengthen Apprenticeship & Mentoring for Transit Coach

Posted August 2016

“When can we find a good time to meet?” That simple question opened up a lively discussion about how labor and management need to learn how to find common ground in building a partnership that works for a transit coach operator apprenticeship program.

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Latest Publication

The Transit Elevator-Escalator Training Consortium: A Model for Successful Training Development

A report on the process, products and outcomes related to the first National consortium for development of training for public transportation maintenance employees.  This joint labor-management effort set a proven model for multiple other similar…