Entries by Steve Wagner

Webinar: Developing the Transportation Talent Pipeline

Unfilled jobs hurt the competitive position of our businesses and our nation. This discussion will help leaders from business and industry, economic development, education, and workforce development learn about proven strategies for enhancing employer competitiveness and profitability through improved access to skilled workers.

Webinar: Innovative Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Partnerships

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 12:30pm Pacific (2:30pm Central | 3:30pm Eastern) The Southwest Transportation Workforce Center (SWTWC) and the National Association of State Directors for Career and Technical Education (NASDCTE) are co-sponsoring a featuring teachers, administrators, and industry partners who will provide insights and best practices from innovative education programs and teaching models for grades […]

FHWA Releases Overview of US Job Needs and Priorities

The Federal Highway Administration recently released the Executive Summary and National Overview: US Transportation Job Priorities and Needs report, which provides a high-level overview of the methodology and results of the Job Needs and Priorities research undertaken by the five regional transportation workforce centers that make up the NNTW. This report discusses the transportation industry, drivers […]

MTWC at the 2016 TRB Annual Meeting

Building a National Network for the Transportation Workforce: Job Needs and Priorities by Region 8:00-9:45am on Wednesday, January 13, 2016  Convention Center, 152B Sessions #748 The National Network for the Transportation Workforce (NNTW)–which includes the Midwest Transportation Workforce Center–is presenting a session (#748) at the 2016 TRB Annual Meeting. In this session, the NNTW will present findings […]

Summit Presentations Now Available

The presentations and other materials from the Midwest Transportation Workforce Summit–held on December 7-8, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin–are now available (as downloadable PDFs) Visit the Summit page to browse and view these materials.

Workforce Initiatives in the Midwest

At the MTWC Strategic Advisory Meeting in April 2015, attendees identified a number of possible initiatives for improving transportation workforce development in the Midwest. In the interim, stakeholder groups have continued to discuss and refine these initiatives. Best Practices in Building a Pipeline into the Industry Flexible CDL Training Job Vacancy Survey Outreach for Inclusion […]

Wittwer to Present at 2015 Wisconsin Tribal Transportation Conference

MTWC consultant Ernie Wittwer will present at the 2015 Wisconsin Tribal Transportation Conference. His session, entitled Midwest Transportation Workforce Center–Addressing the Future Now is scheduled for 3:30-4:14pm on November 4. Wittwer will talk about the MTWC and it’s work, and the upcoming Summit in particular. For more information see the 2015 Wisconsin Tribal Transportation Conference […]

Wolter wins Big Thinker Award

The MTWC congratulates MTWC advisory committee member Kurt Wolter, who recently won the Big Thinker Award that the 2015 Illinois Technology Education Conference. Wolter is a technology teacher at the Rochelle Township High School in Rochelle, Illinois. He has developed several lab activities to teach students about the basics of transportation and excite them about transportation […]

Showcase Your Project at the MTWC Summit

Midwest Transportation Workforce Summit: Addressing the Future Now! December 7-8, 2015 The Summit organizers invite proposals from educators, researchers, practitioners, and organizations to showcase innovative initiatives, projects, or products for transportation career awareness, preparation, or training. Proposals should address at least one of the following areas: Internships, apprenticeships, summer programs, mentorships, and publications Career guidance […]