Workforce Development Needs of Transportation Sector Climate Adaptation Professionals

Early investments in climate change research, policy, and planning focused heavily on climate mitigation—efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As climate change impacts have increased in severity, this focus has broadened to include a greater emphasis on climate change adaptation—efforts to minimize the adverse impacts of climate change through hardening...

Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Minnesota’s Transportation Workforce

Across the transportation industry, public and private employers are experiencing workforce shortages and an uncertain future. As older employees retire and younger workers fill their roles, organizations must naturally adjust to accommodate their changing workforce. In the transportation industry, shifting demographics have also brought new attitudes regarding technical jobs. The...

Organizations Strive To Erase Racism And Bias In The Workforce And Society

The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) and The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote careers for women and minorities in transportation. “COMTO and IBTTA look forward to working together. IBTTA is eager for our members to engage and collaborate with COMTO members...

Providing Training and Education During the Pandemic: Challenges and Solutions at State DOTs

This webinar shares the experiences and problem-solving approaches to maintaining effective training programs that meet the needs of employees and their agencies, with a look at: How TDOT is adapting class activities to a virtual environment and deciding which programs to move forward, all while dealing with technical issues and...

NNTW Fall 2020 Webinar Series: Empowering the New Mobility Workforce

Join the NNTW Regional Transportation Workforce Centers on this 4-part webinar journey that explores how to achieve effective student career engagement and priority workforce development during the pandemic and the long road to recovery ahead. Download a flyer of the complete series here. October 7th, 2020: 11am – 12pm Mountain Engaging...

US Department of Transportation unveils pilot program for Veterans, Reservists

If you are fresh off military duty and looking for another career in the civilian workforce, a new program could be exactly what you are looking for. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced plans to accept applications for a new pilot program that will help certain Military members the ability to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Read more here!