Flying drones and getting paid for it seems like a dream job for some. And, it is quickly becoming an in-demand skill for many occupations including several in the Transportation industry. They are especially valuable in situations where it would be dangerous or difficult for a person to access something. Bridge inspections and visualizing inside small spaces or very high places are common examples where drones are popular tools.
Results from a statewide survey identify gaps in recruitment, retention, skills, and training for a critical segment of the workforce in Wisconsin municipalities. The Midwest Transportation Workforce Center (MTWC) has published its report on the 2017 Wisconsin Highway Maintenance Workforce Survey. As part of its Highway Maintenance Engineering Career Pathways Initiative, MTWC conducted the survey to capture information about the demand for entry-level workers, hiring issues, training practices, and stakeholder outlook in this field. After analyzing the responses, MTWC researchers conclude there is a clear opportunity to put registered apprenticeship to work creating career pathways for this critical sector.
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Using a combination of online courses and a comprehensive process for granting credit for prior learning, the nation’s first associate degree in Highway Maintenance Management will soon be available to students across the country.
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