Partners in Transportation Workforce Solutions

Check out the live recording of this webinar below!

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The Northeast Transportation Workforce Center hosted  a roundtable presentation on increasing the effectiveness of the relationship between community colleges and employers in advancing long term transportation research development.

The transportation field has many varied career paths within it, making it an attractive choice for people with wide ranging backgrounds. As a result of this, community colleges have a special opportunity to provide their students with the tools and information they need to succeed in the field. Through our unique network of community colleges and employers, the Northeast Transportation Workforce Center hopes to demonstrate in this webinar effective best practices and success stories in promoting synergy between schools and future employers. The information shared during this webinar will be useful both to community colleges hoping to engage its students as well as employers in the transportation industry hoping to gain access to well-educated and professionally trained employees.

Workshop Presenters:

Ann Harrison, from the Workforce Alliance in Connecticut will be presenting on what makes for a successful workforce program from her perspective as a manager for Workforce Alliance as well as her previous experience in transportation program development at Gateway Community College.

Kipp Snow, from Anne Arundel Community College will be speaking about the development and implementation of the Transportation, Logistics, and Cargo Security Program at Anne Arundel Community College. This growing program has a career path that prepares students for entry-level employment in the growing transportation and logistics industry and enhances the knowledge and skills of existing industry employees.

Anthony Pezzulothe Director of Work and Process Management at South Jersey Gas and Esther Gandica, Interim Senior Director of Continuing Education and Workforce Development at Atlantic Cape Community College will be speaking about the pipeline operator program they jointly developed with employers and educators in New Jersey. This replicable model involved clear roles and commitments from business and education and is applicable to similar industries.

 

Additional Resources:

Jobs for the Future has released a new “Resource Guide to Engaging Employers

This guide offers strategies of successful employer engagement, and illustrates how best to solidify new and existing partnerships with employers. Geared towards educators and training providers, the models and examples found in the guide are useful to those engaged in all facets of workforce, career, and technical education.

 

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