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 from Phase I of each regional center’s Job Needs and Priorities Report and elaborate on the transportation workforce landscape at the national and regional levels. A panel comprised of the NNTW regional center directors will discuss data methodologies, use of labor market real-time intelligence, state versus regional priorities, and how occupations analytics are guiding regional center activities. This panel discussion will consider the following questions:

  • What was most revealing about the data at the regional level?
  • What resources did you use to capture both workforce supply and demand at the regional level?
  • What is the impact of these findings for the National Network?
  • What are the next steps in the development of the regional and national workforce profiles?

This session is sponsored by the Standing Committee on Transportation Education and Training (ABG20)

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Summit Presentations Now Available

MTWC_Summit_PosterThe 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.

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 agenda.

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Showcase Your Project at the MTWC Summit

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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 and advancement
  • Career pathways
  • Competency models and certification

Accepted proposers will be invited to display or demonstrate their project, activity, or initiative. All Summit attendees will have access to the displays during the conference reception on December 7. Showcase presenters will need to register for the conference.

Proposals are due November 10, 2015.

For more information and to apply, visit the Summit page.

MTWC at the 2015 ITEC Conference

MTWC Director Teresa Adams will be presenting at the 2015 Illinois Technology Education Conference (ITEC) on October 16-17 in Normal, Illinois. She’ll talk about building partnerships to develop tomorrow’s transportation workforce on Friday, October 16 at 11am. Come and learn about how the MTWC identifies current transportation workforce initiatives and how we’re working to engage  regionally existing programs to catalyze new partnerships and to communicate programs and best practices to educators, employers, and those on the transportation career pathway.

For more information, visit the 2015 ITEC site.

Register for the Summit Today!

Midwest Transportation Workforce Summit: Addressing the Future Now!
December 7-8, 2015
Fluno Center
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, Wisconsin

Join the Midwest Transportation Workforce Center (MTWC) in Fall 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin for the Midwest Transportation Workforce Summit.

The MTWC will convene public- and private-sector stakeholders in transportation, education, economic development, and other areas as we continue to work to improve transportation workforce development in the Midwest and across the United States.

Come for one and a half days packed with expert panels, roundtable discussions, and focused presentations that will inform and inspire new workforce development initiatives and innovative partnerships. There will be ample opportunities for networking and collaboration with MTWC staff and your peers.

For more information, visit the Summit page.

MTWC at the Indiana Logistics Summit

Are you attending the Indiana Logistics Summit on September 21-22 in Indianapolis? Come visit the MTWC booth in the exhibition area for more information about how we’re working to improve transportation workforce development in the Midwest.

For more information about this event, visit the Indiana Logistics Summit website.

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Adams to Present at the 2015 Conference on Freight

MTWC Director Teresa Adams will give a presentation about the MTWC’s current workforce initiatives and talk about the upcoming Midwest Transportation Workforce Summit during a panel session at the 2015 Conference on Freight in Cincinnati, Ohio

The NOW HIRING: DELIVERING TALENT SOLUTIONS will take place on Tuesday, September 15 from 3:10-4:10pm. Dr. Adams will join Daniel Ricciardi (Tri-State Transportation and Logistics Council) and Brian Jaynes (Cincinnati State Technical and Community College) to consider the best practices that companies and institutions are deploying to train, attract, and retain employees in the transportation/supply chain workplace.

For more information, see the agenda for the 2015 Conference on Freight.

Strategic Advisory Meeting Report Available

MTWC SAM Report CoverOn April 21-22, 2015 the Midwest Transportation Workforce Center (MTWC) convened a Strategic Advisory Meeting. This meeting brought together experts and stakeholders in transportation, education, workforce development, and economic development from across the Midwest to identify current and emerging priority occupations and skills of need, to explore regional partnership opportunities, and to develop a plan for engaging the broader transportation community in workforce development.

Meeting attendees and MTWC staff collaborated to identify promising initiatives and potential partnerships for transportation workforce development in the Midwest. The MTWC will use these results to inform its ongoing work, produce a strategic plan for 2015/2016, and to frame the agenda for the Fall 2015 MTWC Regional Workforce Summit.

The report from this meeting is now available.

 

Workforce Centers Session at TRB

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