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 Multidisciplinary Student Talent to Meet Agency Needs

With a shrinking tax base, fewer resources, and the urgency of meeting public needs during the COVID crisis, many local agencies are overwhelmed. And while efforts to attract and develop the future workforce may be set aside for now, they don’t have to be. This webinar showcases a model for university/public agency partnerships that can both augment agency capacity and provide opportunities for student professional development and career exposure.

West Region Transportation Workforce CenterEvent Host: The West Region Transportation Workforce Center, Montana State University

Featured Speakers:

Susan Gallagher, Director, West Region Transportation Workforce Center
Susanne Cowan, Professor, Montana State University School of Architecture
Larissa Morales, Grad Student, Montana State University School of Architecture
Danielle Hess, City of Bozeman Neighborhoods Coordinator

Register online now at: https://tinyurl.com/y4dq4e29


October 27th, 2020: 10am – 11am Pacific

State of the Transportation and Mobility Workforce: Highlights from the 2020 Report

Supplementing traditional labor market data with strategic workforce research and action planning, the 2020 State of the Transportation and Mobility Workforce report outlines a series of practical initiatives designed to address the transportation workforce needs of the southwest region. This webinar highlights these initiatives and offers guidance on how to move the transportation industry into the future—particularly during the long road to recovery ahead.

Event Host: The Southwest Transportation Workforce Center, Cal State University Long Beach

Southwest Transportation Workforce CenterFeatured Speakers:

Tom O’Brien, Director, Southwest Transportation Workforce Center
Tyler Reeb, Associate Director, Southwest Transportation Workforce Center
Special guest presenters from Pima Community College, AZ

Register online now at: https://tinyurl.com/yyncvccd


November 18th, 2020: 3pm – 4pm Central

The Role of Industry-Academia Partnerships in Preparing K-12 Students for Transportation Careers

Building engagement and creating positive impact on a future workforce requires strategic, collaborative efforts between K-12, higher education, and industry. This webinar features the T-STEM Academy at East High School in Memphis, TN. Now in its 4th year, this program demonstrates how a successful model of transformative partnerships can lead to a unique, industry-engaged, STEM-for-all student experience. Join us as we explore this innovative model, driving factors behind the program’s success, and lessons learned along the way.

The University of Memphis Southeast Transportation Workforce CenterEvent Host: The Southeast Transportation Workforce Center, University of Memphis

Featured Speakers:

Stephanie Ivey, Director, Southeast Transportation Workforce Center
Lischa Brooks, Executive Principal, T-STEM Academy at East High School
Keith Booker, CCTE/STEM Lead, T-STEM Academy at East High School
Special guest student presenter from the T-STEM Academy at East High School
Special guest industry speaker

Register online now at: https://tinyurl.com/yxbto3hk


December 3rd, 2020: 1pm – 2pm Eastern

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 pandemic restrictions.
    • How Vermont’s Strategic Workforce Committees are connecting with employees across the state regarding Learning & Development, Manager & Supervisor Resources, Employee Retention & Recognition, and Talent Acquisition.
    • CDOT’s process of problem ID and solution, course/program prioritization, program reinvention and rollout as a response to COVID restrictions, and highlighting some of the tools used to register, track, and report on training completions.

Event Host: The Northeast Transportation Workforce Center, University of Vermont Transportation Research Center & Rutgers University Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

Northeast Transportation Workforce Center at the Vermont Transportation Research CenterFeatured Speakers:

Glenn McRae, Director, Northeast Transportation Workforce Center
Elena L. Knaffl, Training Specialist, Tennessee Department of Transportation
Colleen Montague, Learning Development & Support Manager, VT AOT
Kevin MacVittie, Maintenance & Operations Training Manager, CDOT

Register online now at: https://tinyurl.com/yy9cpd39

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