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.
Center Executive Director Jack Clark Testifies on Importance of Creating a Just Safety Culture
Posted April 2015
On March 25, Transportation Learning Center Executive Director Jack Clark testified on safety culture at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (WMATA) safety hearing organized by Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 689.
Join Center Staff in Discussion on the Role of Workforce Trng in Economic Dev. around the World
Posted March 2015
On Thursday, April 2, 2015, Center Deputy and Executive Directors Xinge Wang and Jack Clark, respectively, will lead the “Learn and Earn” Work Group.
Expanding Apprenticeship Opportunities for Public Transportation
Posted March 2015
Apprenticeship has emerged over the past year as a promising approach to quality training for America’s frontline workforce, particularly in public transportation. The Obama administration in 2014 made expanding apprenticeship training a national goal.