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

Painting the picture of what supply chain management encompasses and then creating a vision of a career in this field in the minds of young people is part of what is making the career pathway initiative, Supply Chain OKI, successful. Another key contributor to the initiative’s success comes from the numerous collaborative partnerships created across the region. Supply Chain OKI is building programs that develop skilled supply chain professionals and help retain that talent within the industry. Led by Partners for a Competitive Workforce, the initiative represents adjacent areas of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, a tri-state region from which the initiative gets the “OKI” in its name. Read more

WEBINAR – Driving Without Gas: How Electric Vehicles are Transforming the Education and Workforce Landscape

Website

Register

Thursday, November 10th, 2016
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Central Time

Join the Northeast Transportation Workforce Center (NETWC) and Southwest Transportation Workforce Center (SWTWC) in a webinar about electric and hybrid-electric vehicles used in high school curricula. As the nation moves to having more vehicles powered by electricity and alternative fuels and away from traditionally petroleum-powered vehicles, exposing students to electric vehicles will help inspire opportunities and desired careers. This is a critical time for students to explore the career pathways associated with these vehicles.

Presentations will be given by:

  • Abby Bleything, Vermont Clean Cities Coalition Coordinator, and moderator of this webinar.
  • Charlie Garlow & Nabih Bedewi, who organize and run the Washington, DC Electric Vehicle Grand Prix for high school students in DC, Maryland, and Virginia for its fourth year running in 2016.
  • Simon Hauger, Co-Founder and current principal at The Workshop School in Philadelphia, PA, and leader of the EVX Team, which designs and builds hybrid-electric vehicles. He has been teaching about alternative fuel vehicles for 20 years.
  • Eric Padget, Assistant Principal of Career and Technical Education, Garden Grove Unified School District in Garden Grove, CA. Their schools are incorporating SWITCH Vehicle Kits for students to build and deconstruct special electric vehicles, and several teachers in the district attended a SWITCH training in summer 2016.

WEBINAR – Providing Accessible Transportation Services: Professional Development Resources for Transportation Providers

Flyer

Registration

October 27, 2016
1:00-2:30 p.m. Central

Presented by
Donna Smith and Carol Wright
of Easter Seals Project Action Consulting

Sponsored by the MSU Western Transportation Institute, West Region Transportation Workforce Center and the Eurasia Foundation University Partnership Program.

Workforce development training is essential to building an accessible transportation environment. Join us for this free webinar to learn more about the availability of training for transportation service providers. Attendees will learn about multiple training topics, providers, and sources, including: university programs, national training and technical assistance programs, consultants, state, regional and national conferences, and transportation agencies. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and offer additional information about their own training programs and needs.

Hit the Ground Running: Choosing and Navigating a Successful Career Path—A Workshop for Young and New Transportation Professionals

Register

Workshop:
Sunday, January 08, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC

Sponsored by Young Members Council (YMC); and Subcommittee on Design and Construction Group Young Member

This workshop is part of the Transportation Research Board 96th Annual Meeting.

This workshop provides a candid examination and discussion of the career paths of assorted professionals at various stages in their journey. The speakers will discuss the career choices they have made and provide some insight into what it is like to work in their respective sectors. The workshop concludes with interaction in which the audience engages the speakers and other sector representatives in an entertaining and useful question and answer session and open discussion.

WEBINAR – Diversity in the Transportation Industry: Attracting and Engaging Diverse Groups

Flyer

October 13, 2016
2:00 p.m. Eastern

Co-hosted by the TRB Education and Training Committee (ABG20) and APTA.

Diversity of people, minds and thought unlocks great potential for the transportation industry. Breaking down barriers, diversity creates an environment of inclusion and ceaseless knowledge sharing among communities, organizations, and individuals. The objective of this session is to explore and celebrate diversity through its many forms, voices, and audiences.

Supply Chain Management and Logistics Pre-Conference Workshop at NCPN

Indianapolis, Indiana | 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | October 5

Register

Supply Chain Management and Logistics is an important career field both in the U.S. and around the world. Attend this pre-conference to learn how to:

  • find data needed to justify a program
  • identify and approach industry partners
  • market the program to students, parents and the community
  • develop a program that includes dual enrollment classes with the potential of continuing on to a BA program
  • find the resources that you need to start and sustain your program
  • determine which certifications are best for your students

Participate in two industry tours. First, tour the new 1.2 million square foot state of the art Walmart e-commerce fulfillment center in Plainfield, Indiana now serving consumers throughout the U.S. Walmart built the new e-commerce fulfillment center to handle its rapidly growing online business. The massive building is dedicated to fulfilling e-commerce orders, and is able to house millions of items and ship them to customers or stores for free pickup. The Plainfield facility is the latest addition to Walmart’s next-generation fulfillment network that consists of additional e-commerce fulfillment centers, then tour the Vincennes University’s Logistics Training and Education Center (VU LTEC) which features a one-of-a-kind experience, combining classroom instruction with hands-on learning in the 40,000 square foot warehouse. Students put into action what they have learned using the latest equipment and technology. VU LTEC offers both short-term training (Fork-Lift, CDL Class A, GLA, Team Lead) and credit-bearing academic programs (Supply Chain Logistics Management AS).

WORKSHOP – Supply Chain Management and Logistics: How to Develop and Sustain a Successful Program

Indianapolis, Indiana | 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | October 5

Register

Presenter: Dr. Fran Beauman

Supply Chain Management and Logistics is an important career field both in the U.S. and around the world. Attend this pre-conference workshop at the National Career Pathways Network annual conference to learn how to:

  • find data needed to justify a program
  • identify and approach industry partners
  • market the program to students, parents and the community
  • develop a program that includes dual enrollment classes with the potential of continuing on to a BA program
  • find the resources that you need to start and sustain your program
  • determine which certifications are best for your students

Participate in two industry tours. First, tour the new 1.2 million square foot state of the art Walmart e-commerce fulfillment center in Plainfield, Indiana now serving consumers throughout the U.S. Walmart built the new e-commerce fulfillment center to handle its rapidly growing online business. The massive building is dedicated to fulfilling e-commerce orders, and is able to house millions of items and ship them to customers or stores for free pickup. The Plainfield facility is the latest addition to Walmart’s next-generation fulfillment network that consists of additional e-commerce fulfillment centers, then tour the Vincennes University’s Logistics Training and Education Center (VU LTEC) which features a one-of-a-kind experience, combining classroom instruction with hands-on learning in the 40,000 square foot warehouse. Students put into action what they have learned using the latest equipment and technology. VU LTEC offers both short-term training (Fork-Lift, CDL Class A, GLA, Team Lead) and credit-bearing academic programs (Supply Chain Logistics Management AS).

WEBINAR – Transfer the Knowledge Before it Walks Out the Door

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Register

Download the Flyer

PRESENTATION DESCRIPTION: As workforce members continue to depart organizations, with them goes a significant amount of critical knowledge that is essential to conducting the public’s business within their former organization. As organizations prepare for the potential departure of valuable staff, a major concern is how to preserve the knowledge that these seasoned employees have amassed. Various types of knowledge retention strategies can be utilized so that critical knowledge does not “walk out the door.” This presentation will illustrate an overall strategy and associated tactics to enable an agency to systematically capture and transfer knowledge.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Organizational management, HR staff, and supervisors.

Jobs for the Future’s Toolkit Helps Colleges Implement Work-Based Learning

Jobs for the Future Website

Resource Website

With case studies, videos, a report, and an online toolkit, national non-profit, Jobs for the Future (JFF), provides a model for implementing work-based learning programs for community colleges.

The toolkit, called Work-Based Learning in Action, tackles a key challenge facing many prospective employees: relevant work experience is often required for employment, but can be difficult to obtain prior to entering the workplace. Work-based learning, promoted by this toolkit, is one solution.

JFF has identified seven principles for effective work-based learning. Each of the case studies focuses on a successful program using one or more of these principles.

To access the toolkit, visit the JFF website at www.jff.org.

WEBINAR – Diversity in the Transportation Industry: Attracting and Engaging Diverse Groups

October 13, 2016
2:00 p.m. Eastern

Co-hosted by the TRB Education and Training Committee (ABG20) and APTA.

Diversity of people, minds and thought unlocks great potential for the transportation industry. Breaking down barriers, diversity creates an environment of inclusion and ceaseless knowledge sharing among communities, organizations, and individuals. The objective of this session is to explore and celebrate diversity through its many forms, voices, and audiences.