Tools for the Zombie Apocalypse: Avoiding the Brain Drain in Transportation Organizations

Tools for the Zombie Apocalypse: Avoiding the Brain Drain in Transportation Organizations - Information is coming in and knowledge is going out more rapidly than anticipated. Not only are we losing knowledge from long-time employees, but consultants and contractors have an equal amount of knowledge that could escape at any moment. • How can transportation agencies make sure that essential knowledge is retained? • How can they make sure that employees have access to the right information at the right time to be effective and contribute to the success of the organization? This session will focus on recent guidance and current practices that transportation agencies can apply to tackle these challenges. Presiding: Becky Burk, Maryland State Highway Administration

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NTTD Annual Conference - Oct 7-11, 2018, in Chattanooga TN – Transforming Transportation Training Each year NTTD highlights innovative training policies, programs and technologies that serve the unique needs of the transportation community, bringing together DOT staff and trainers, LTAP personnel, and national training resource experts from federal, university and private sector organizations. Members of the transportation training community exchange ideas about training innovations and resources, develop collaborative relationships and networks, and learn from leading experts in the field.

Continue Reading Best Practices Coming to Light as Highway Construction Workforce Pilot Moves into Implementation Phase

Best Practices Coming to Light as Highway Construction Workforce Pilot Moves into Implementation Phase - ​Having completed their first year, the cities and states in the Highway Construction Workforce Pilot recently met via webinar to take stock of their progress and share strategies that are working. Overseen by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, the national initiative was begun in the fall of 2016 with the goal, “to meet the transportation workforce challenge and harness the energy, expertise, and communication networks of all stakeholders.”

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Advanced Technologies and the Impact on Transportation Industries: A Workforce Conversation - On Monday, December 18, 2017, APTA, in partnership with the TRB Standing Committee on Education and Training and the National Network for the Transportation Workforce, conducted the internationally received webinar, “Advanced Technologies and the Impact on Transportation Industries: A Workforce Conversation." The webinar focused on the broader industry perspective, educational research, educational applications and partnerships, needs and gaps within the public and private sector, and current industry practices. You can now access the video presentation and slides on the APTA website, or by clicking the below link.

Continue Reading The Impact of Disruptive/Transformational Technologies in Transportation on the Workplace and Workforce

The Impact of Disruptive/Transformational Technologies in Transportation on the Workplace and Workforce - The pressures of technological advancement within the personal and freight mobility spaces present employers and workforce development practitioners with the challenge of adapting worker skillsets to have the competencies necessary to be effective in a dynamic workplace. To address this challenge, the Federal Highway Administration Center for Transportation Workforce Development funded an initiative to identify the education, curriculum, training, and experiential learning required for post-secondary institutions to effectively deliver skilled and technically competent transportation workers for the next 15 years. Known as the National Transportation Career Pathways Initiative, this effort brings together academic and industry leadership to identify future workforce needs and how education and training at the technical school, community college, and university levels can be best designed to address those for the long term.

Continue Reading Advanced Technologies and the Impact on Transportation Industries: A Workforce Conversation

Advanced Technologies and the Impact on Transportation Industries: A Workforce Conversation - As technologies advance and are steadily incorporated into the operations of transportation industries, workforce needs evolve at increasingly progressive rates across all levels. Technological impacts are widespread and create internal and external demands on both public and private sector agencies, businesses, and institutions. This webinar’s objective is to identify the impact advanced technologies have on the transportation industry. Presenters will examine the overall industry story- how services, customer relations, and employee needs are influenced. They will speak to current trends, best practices, and skill gaps that must be filled with up-to-date trainings and planning of potentially new certifications.

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Institute of Transportation Engineers and the National Network for the Transportation Workforce Enter Partnership Agreement - The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and the National Network for the Transportation Workforce (NNTW) are pleased to announce a collaborative working partnership to promote an increasingly skilled professional transportation and engineering workforce.

Continue Reading MTWC Launches Diversity and Inclusion Initiative

MTWC Launches Diversity and Inclusion Initiative - This summer, the Midwest Transportation Workforce Center (MTWC) is hosting a series of conversations focused on diversity and inclusion practices. Most businesses understand that diversity creates value in the workplace, builds stronger, more innovative teams, and will be critical to addressing future workforce shortfalls. However, implementation often falls to the wayside as the day-to-day objectives of running a business take priority.

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