News and Updates

Signals Training Consortium Releases First Round of Courses

Posted April 2014

This week, the Center’s Signals Training Consortium released the Introduction and Overview Courses for the following topics:

*  Track Circuits
*  Switches and Derails
*  Train Stops
*  Highway Grade Crossings

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Center Publication Highlights Transportation Workforce Development Initiatives in Other Sectors

Posted March 2014

Recently, a lot of attention has been given to the German approach to workforce development.  Outlets like National Public Radio note that To Fill Skills Gap In U.S., Schools Look Abroad and that What Germans Know Could Help Bridge U.S. Workers’ Skill Gap.

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Join the Center at the NTI Transit Trainers’ Workshop for Discussions on Standards-based Apprentices

Posted March 2014

The Transportation Learning Center will host 90-minute sessions on Standards-based Training and Apprenticeship for Frontline Technicians at the 2004 National Transit Institute (NTI) Transit Trainers’ Workshop in Long Beach, CA.  During this session (starting at 10:45am on March 31), local transit trainers will benefit greatly from an introduction of new national resources for systems of training and apprenticeship, with perspectives of peer trainers who have participated in the national program development and local implementation.

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Center Recognized by DOL as an Industry Champion for Transportation

Posted March 2014

The Transportation Learning Center has recently been recognized as an industry champion by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employment & Training Administration (ETA) for its contribution in developing updates to the industry competency model of Transportation, Distribution and Logistics. This initiative is being carried out by ETA in collaboration with the Department of Transportation.

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Center to Present on the Importance of Training at the Positive Train Control World Congress

Posted March 2014

Join the Center at the PTC World Congress in Orlando, FL April 15-17, 2014 for a presentation on what the Center is doing to implement stronger training around positive train control.  Senior Associate, Mark Dysart will be presenting a case study at 11am on Thursday April 17th entitled Creating Industry And Nationwide Training Standards to Meet Technology Advancements.

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