Apprenticeships Instrumental in Closing the Gap

By Lee Worley, Ironworkers Director of Apprenticeship and Training $400,000 swing between college and the real world! A recent nationwide survey of 1,459 contractors conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America revealed that 69% are having difficulty finding skilled craft workers. Despite the fact that the number is 10% lower...

First Woman to Lead Black Aeronautics Organization Works to Raise Awareness About Careers in Aeronautics

After a nearly 40-year aviation industry career, Vanessa Blacknall Jamison wants to help younger generation. In 1978, thanks to an informal diversity recruitment effort led by her mother, Vanessa Blacknall-Jamison was working as a flight attendant for Braniff International Airways. She was humbled by the opportunity the job presented and...

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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: 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...


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Spotlight of the Week - What More Than 100 Transportation Planners Said About Their Jobs

A small new survey provides an insightful peek into this data-driven world. Paul Supawanich, director of customer success at Remix , used Google to crowdsource a spreadsheet that offers a snapshot of employment in the sector — from salaries and paid time off, to education levels and benefits. More than 150 people, many from the San Francisco Bay Area, participated anonymously.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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