WEBINAR – The Evolving Surface Transportation Operations and Maintenance Workforce; Challenges and Opportunities

Focusing on the rapid changes in the surface transportation maintenance and operations workforce. Factors such as increasing retirement rates, downsizing staff, recruiting and retaining qualified employees, shifting responsibilities, and expanding the use of advanced technologies are influencing these changes. This webinar will examine two social factors and two groups of potential workers that have not been fully engaged in maintenance and operations career path opportunities.

WEBINAR RECORDING – Transportation: A Natural Vehicle for Integrated STEM Learning

The webinar will explore STEM learning in programs using a transportation lens through informal educational settings. It will build off of the findings from the 2015 National Research Council’s report on productive STEM programs in out-of-school settings.

TransportationCareers.org website

Careers in Transportation Curriculum Project Develops Pipeline of Students

The goal of the Transportation Careers Curriculum Project is to develop a pipeline of talented students who are interested in careers in the transportation field, and the content provided on the site helps prepare teachers to join this effort.

Video Encourages Young Women to Pursue Engineering

For National Women in Engineering Day, consulting engineering firm, W-T, asked engineers to submit a video encouraging young women to pursue engineering.

Labor Department Provides $50.5 Million in Grants for Apprenticeships

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.

APTA Releases National Transit Curriculum

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.

Online Hub Available 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 […]

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 webs

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.