Labor Department Provides $50.5 Million in Grants for Apprenticeships

Deadline: September 7, 2016
Grant Website

The United States Department of Labor recently announced the availability of the ApprenticeshipUSA State Expansion Grants, which provides $50.5 million worth of funding to help states expand and diversify apprenticeship opportunities. Read more

APTA Releases National Transit Curriculum

Resource Website

APTA has released the National Transit Curriculum, which was developed as a semester-long course by an advisory committee comprised of representatives from public transit agencies, private sector firms, educators and trade associations to increase understanding and awareness of the industry. Individual lessons can be adapted for students of all ages, from K-12 to graduate-level courses, or for use in industry presentations.

For more information, read the article in Passenger Transport.

Online Hub Available for Transportation Education Resources

Clearinghouse launched in May, 2016 provides one-stop-shop for transportation education resources.

Clearinghouse launched in May, 2016 provides one-stop-shop for transportation education resources.

The web-based Garrett A. Morgan Technology and Transportation Education Program Clearinghouse provides a consolidated hub of resources, including instructional materials and classroom lesson plans, designed to support, enhance, and promote K-12 STEM and transportation education and outreach nationwide. A one-stop shop for educators, students, parents, and transportation professionals, the clearinghouse is funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation through the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and spearheaded by Tennessee’s Knox County Schools and the University of Tennessee Center for Transportation Research.

The clearinghouse features a wide variety of transportation-themed STEM instructional materials and other resources that are available for download, in most cases, free of charge. The materials were hand-picked and/or created by STEM experts and K-12 educators nationwide.
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Webinar “Developing the Transportation Talent Pipeline” Now Available Online

MTWC’s March 15, 2016 webinar, “Developing the Transportation Talent Pipeline Webinar,” is now available on our website. You may access it by clicking here or going to our Resources Tab.

This event was sponsored by Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Education and Training (ABG20) and the National Network for the Transportation Workforce.

Interested in other Transportation Talent Development Webinars? Check out our sponsor’s websites:

Webinar: Developing the Transportation Talent Pipeline

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
1:00-2:30pm Central (2:00-3:30pm Eastern)

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. Read more