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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.

In Effort to Increase and Strengthen Applicant Pool

Posted May 2016

Over thirty aspiring Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) operators and electrical and mechanical technicians arrived at El Barrio Workforce Development Center in Cleveland on May 18 to participate in the first pilot of Module 1 of the new ten-module Transit Core Competencies Curriculum (TC3) - Public Transportation Industry Overview.

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Workforce Stakeholders Share Strategies at DOL Transportation Apprenticeship Accelerator Conference

Posted May 2016

John Ladd, Administrator of US DOL’s Office of Apprenticeship, opened the conference by tracking initial progress toward the goal of doubling the number of apprentices in America.

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Center Delivers Train-the-Trainer Course in Cleveland

Posted May 2016

May 2-6, 2016, Center consultant Amri Joyner delivered the Center-developed Train-the-Trainer course to eight current and future maintenance trainers from GCRTA and NFTA. This course was developed and piloted as part of the National Signals Training Consortium.

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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…