Leveraging Technology for Transportation Agency Workforce Development and Training

TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 503: Leveraging Technology for Transportation Agency Workforce Development and Training documents how state and local transportation agencies are using information and communication technologies (ICT) to train their workforce. The report explores the planning and resources required to implement and maintain a training...

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:  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...
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Spotlight of the Week - Elementary Kids Get Glimpse of Engineering Careers

On Thursday, as part of National Engineers Week, the kindergarten through fifth-grade students worked alongside firefighters from Loudoun Heights Station 26 to put the bikes together. In all, they assembled 18 bikes. As the students were hard at work, VanBenten said the bike-building workshop demonstrates the hands-on lessons that the founders of Hillsboro Charter Academy had envisioned when they first applied for a charter. The school opened in August as Loudoun County’s second public charter school. Read More Here!

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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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