Heavy Operating Engineer Builds Bridges and Opportunity

Debbie Currie, a 55-year-old grandmother of five, had worked a variety of retail jobs over the years while raising her three children. Several years ago, a close friend who was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 4 invited her to a union function. There Debbie learned...

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

November 10, 2016 Webinar Resources Thank you for participating in the program. The webinar was recorded and a link to the presentation and resources can be found at:  https://youtu.be/kfsqSPHP_So Objectives – What are the key skills needed in future workers to support an Alt Fuel fleet? How can employers and...

APTA Diversity Webinar Resources Now Available

Diversity in the Transportation Industry: Attracting and Engaging Diverse Groups The APTA Human Resources Committee, the TRB Standing Committee on Education and Training, and the National Network for the Transportation Workforce developed and presented a webinar forum, Diversity in the Transportation Industry, on October 13, 2016. This forum has been recorded and is now...

Regional Collaboration for Workforce Development

Making time for professional development can be challenging when budgets are strained and time is limited. But agencies can often overcome obstacles by working together to plan comprehensive training – and NHI can help. TIPS FOR FINDING PARTNERS Talk to neighboring states that share similar challenges, geography, or weather. Invite...

Industry 411: What is Pipeline Transportation

Whether you’re driving to school, cooking something for dinner, or just lounging in the air conditioning, you’re using energy. And that energy doesn’t just appear out of the blue. In the 21st century, scientists are learning to harness energy from dozens of sources—from the sun, to the wind, or even...

Autonomous Vehicles: Adapting 21st Century Technology to 20th Century Infrastructure

By: Katherine O’Kane While driverless cars may have once seemed like an invention befitting only a science fiction novel, the reality is that that the future is here and autonomous vehicles are already on our roadways. While the actual deployment of large scale fleets of autonomous vehicles (AV) is still...
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Spotlight of the Week - FastPort moving toward creating Transportation Apprenticeships

The U.S. Department of Labor recently approved FastPort’s National Standard for Apprenticeship guidelines. FastPort, which is designed to educate, hire and inspire transitioning military service members on the career opportunities in the trucking industry, believes the program will help its goal of expanding apprenticeship opportunities in transportation and provide real economic choices to veterans. Read more here!

FHWA established five Regional Transportation Workforce Centers that work together to provide a more strategic and efficient approach to transportation workforce development. The Centers will act together to facilitate national partnerships with key public and private organizations throughout the transportation, education, labor, and workforce investment communities to identify and promote effective transportation workforce activities and programs.

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