An opportunity to discuss strategies for tackling common challenges brought forty diversity and inclusion professionals together for the Midwest Transportation Workforce Center’s first D&I Virtual Roundtable discussion on June 8.
http://mtwc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/DI-Frontpage-Slide.png6301500Kerri Phillipshttp://mtwc.engr.wisc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/MTWC-Website-Header-Logo.pngKerri Phillips2017-06-14 20:35:152017-06-20 17:36:57Presenters at First D&I Virtual Roundtable Took it from the Top in Tackling Common Challenges
Over the past decade, the nation’s K-12 educational systems have worked hard to deliver students to four-year degree programs at universities. This focus has greatly reduced the number of shop and hands-on technical classes, resulting in dwindling opportunities to expose students to the sorts of careers that drive the transportation industry today. The Minnesota State Transportation Center of Excellence is determined to reverse this trend by providing young people with in-person, hands-on experiences, while demonstrating the value to parents, school administrators, industry representatives, and others.
http://mtwc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/MN-Mobile-Unit-with-Truck.png6301500Kerri Phillipshttp://mtwc.engr.wisc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/MTWC-Website-Header-Logo.pngKerri Phillips2017-06-05 17:48:392017-06-05 17:48:39Taking Hands-On Experiences on the Road Reaches More than Students
Transportation infrastructure in the Midwest encompasses all modes from inland waterways to bike paths. Midwesterners continue to rely on and demand more from their investments in the past. Keeping up requires innovation and for that we need creative thinkers interested in transportation asset management. As we celebrate National Transportation Week, we have a chance to reflect on what the Midwest can do to develop the transportation talent that we need to meet the needs of this sector moving forward.
http://mtwc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Highway-Maintenance-Mowing-Spring-2017.png6301500Teresa Adamshttp://mtwc.engr.wisc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/MTWC-Website-Header-Logo.pngTeresa Adams2017-05-17 17:40:242017-05-17 17:46:44Highway Maintenance Engineering as a Case Study for Growing the Transportation Workforce