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National Training Standards

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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.

As a Newer,  Agency CATS Learns/Shares as an Active Member in the Center’s Rail Training Consortia

Posted February 2016

The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) has been in existence since 1976 but has had rail for less than a decade. CATS’ first light rail line, Lynx Blue Line, opened On November 24, 2007 and runs a total of 9.6 miles between Uptown Charlotte and stops short of Pineville.

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Transit Core Competencies Curriculum Work Group Holds Kick of Webinar

Posted February 2016

According to Center research, 126 Percent of today’s transit workforce
will have to be hired and trained in the next 10 years. 90 percent of these employees will be frontline workers.

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Center Board Secretary Joe Calabrese & Deputy Director Xinge Wang on Workforce Development Panel

Posted February 2016

Carolyn Flowers , Senior Advisor of the Federal Transit Administration led a panel of five in the Priorities for Workforce Development special session at the TRB Annual on January 12, 2016. The panel focused on tackling the pressing workforce needs in the transportation and transit industry. Ben Siegel , Senior Policy Advisor of the Office of the Secretary (DOL) introduced DOL’s effort to leverage partnerships across federal departments to enhance reach and impact of workforce programs.

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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…