TRB conducted a webinar on Thursday, April 6, 2017, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET about training and career development strategies that may help build and sustain a highly effective maintenance and operations workforce. This is the second in a series of webinars on surface transportation workforce. The first webinar
was conducted in August 2016.
The surface transportation maintenance and operations workforce is facing major changes as older employees retire in large numbers and younger employees replace them, thus requiring new approaches to ensure a proficient and productive workforce. Additionally, the job duties and responsibilities are changing due to advanced technologies and more stringent regulations. This webinar addressed training needs for the current workforce and ways to engage new employees. This webinar also discussed relevant NCHRP studies:
This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Maintenance and Operations Management, and Transportation Education and Training. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) was provided to attendees who registered and attended the webinar as an individual. Contact Reggie Gillum at RGillum@nas.edu
for instructions on receiving a copy of the recorded webinar.
- Nancy Laffey, Applied Pavement Technology, Inc.
- Victoria Beale, Ohio Local Technical Assistance Program
- Diana Clonch, DW Clonch, LLC
- Xinge Wang, Transportation Learning Center
Moderated by: Dave Bergner, Monte Vista Associates, LLC
- Overview of surface transportation workforce demographics
Public transportation training and apprenticeship models
Synopsis of relevant NCHRP studies
- Current workforce
- Future workforce
- Skills needed
Recruitment and retention of the maintenance workforce
- NCHRP Synthesis 483
- NCHRP Synthesis 503
Question and answer session
- National, state, and local agency examples
The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions. The Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP) categorizes this webinar activity as relating to business practices. Please check with your licensing board to ensure that it will take these credits prior to registering for the webinar.
At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Describe how current demographic and technological changes affect the future of the surface transportation maintenance and operations workforce
- List current training opportunities
- Understand how to implement programs, policies, and partnerships that will provide career development for the current workforce and attract new employees
There is no fee for employees of TRB Sponsors
or TRB Sustaining Affiliates
who register using their work email address. In addition to employees of TRB sponsor organizations, the following are eligible to receive complimentary webinar registration:
- TRB and National Academies employees;
- Chairs of TRB standing committees, sections, or groups;
- Members of the media;
- Employees of tribal governments; and
- Members of Congress or their staff.
Other sites must pay $95 per site. View our pricing page
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Professional Development Hour Information
A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to Professional Engineers (PEs) who register and attend the webinar as an individual. For groups, only the person that registers and attends the session will receive a PDH certificate.
Individuals registered as Florida PEs are no longer required to email TRB with your license number to report your attendance. Instead, please use your certificate that TRB provides through RCEP.net as verification of your attendance to the Florida Board of Professional Engineers.
This webinar was developed in October 2016. TRB has met the standards and requirements of the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to RCEP by TRB. Certificates of Completion will be issued to individuals who register for and attend the entire webinar session. Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20005. Website: www.RCEP.net.
Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum at RGillum@nas.edu
This Summary Last Modified On: 4/12/2017