College / University
Many transportation professional organizations have student chapters, such as
- American Society of Civil Engineers http://www.asce.org/find-a-chapter/
- Associated General Contractors https://www.agc.org/connect/chapters/student-chapters
Community College Training and Education Partnership
In 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act amended the Trade Act of 1974 to authorize the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant Program, which was funded with $2 billion over four years in a partnership with the Departments of Labor and Education.
TAACCCT provided community colleges and other eligible institutions of higher education with funds to expand and improve their ability to deliver education and career training programs that can be completed in two years or less, are suited for workers who are eligible for training under the TAA for Workers program, and prepare program participants for employment in high-wage, high-skill occupations. Some colleges addressed the needs of transportation industry in creating new programs.
This webinar (11/19/2015) was organized by the NETWC to feature the innovative work of transportation programs at Community Colleges and their employer partners.
CTE and STEM High School Training and Education Partnerships
Fast Forward was developed for middle school, high school, and community college students and faculty to enhance awareness of careers and other important issues involving the transportation industry. Fast Forward introduces materials related to transportation industry leaders and professionals, programs, projects, and careers. It creates an opportunity for the transportation industry to reach out to students and faculty across the U.S. in an effort to enhance the public’s understanding of challenges and solutions surrounding transportation today. In doing so , Fast Forward addresses the need to build and sustain an efficient and effective workforce of knowledgeable transportation professionals.
This Webinar (11/12/2015) was organized by the NETWC to features teachers, administrators and industry partners to provide insight and examples of innovative programs and teaching models when delivering transportation related curricula for high school students.
In 2007, the Building Trades’ national Standing Committee on Apprenticeship and Training created an Apprenticeship Readiness [training] Program (ARP) that would empower participants to make informed decisions about which craft they would pursue. These training programs are sponsored by State and Local Building Trades Councils, Training Coordinators and JATCs in cooperation with local community groups, government agencies and schools.
The goals of the ARPs are to (1) increase the number of candidates for apprenticeship across all crafts, (2) to increase the diversity of apprenticeship candidates by recruiting women, people of color and veterans, and (3) to increase the retention rate among apprentices by providing them with a deeper understanding of both the industry and the role of craft unions in construction.
Building Trades ARPs use the Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3), a comprehensive, 120-hour apprenticeship preparation curriculum. The MC3 provides a gateway for community residents to gain access to Building Trades registered apprenticeships, which are jointly administered by labor and management. In 2012, the US Department of Labor recognized the MC3 with its Registered Apprenticeship Innovator and Trailblazer Award.