Seven Things You Didn’t Know About Transportation Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship offers an “earn-while-you-learn” pathway to career development for people new to the workforce. Industries, such as heavy construction, have been successfully utilizing apprenticeship to develop talent and maintain a robust workforce for many decades. More recently, a variety of new approaches and innovations have changed what apprenticeship programs look like and have expanded the […]

National Apprenticeship Week Events in the Midwest

All across the country, organizations are hosting events to spread the news about apprenticeships as a way to attract talent and retain valuable employees.

Taking the Lead in Supply Chain Talent, Tri-State Region Creates Partnerships to Build Capability

A career in Supply Chain Management can encompass a lot of different jobs. Many people understand that a logistics coordinator works in Supply Chain Management, but not everyone immediately sees that the field includes sales people, truck drivers, and warehouse managers among many other roles. Supply Chain OKI involves business members, government agencies, chambers of commerce, community organizations, port authorities, and educational institutions to build talent capability so employers will have the talent they need to fill positions. Ultimately, the goal is to establish a process for potential employees to gain the skills they need to get good paying jobs with career advancement opportunities.

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is Opportunity to Reflect on this Occupation that is Key to Midwest Economy

September 11-17 is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week in 2016.

Transportation Today

Newspaper for Students Transforms Image of Careers in Transportation

Since it was launched, Transportation Today WI has transformed career and technical education (CTE) programs across Wisconsin into desired destinations, not just a place where some students end up, according to publisher, Renée Feight. This change is, in part, because the newspaper written for students brings awareness of great career prospects in transportation to the classroom. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Fast Forward Features the NNTW

Fast Forward recently published a feature on the National Network for the Transportation Workforce (NNTW), the network of five regional workforce centers that includes the MTWC. Just last year, the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced five newly-established Centers designated to lead and coordinate transportation workforce development efforts in and across each of the country’s […]