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    LTC, Jack R. Widmeyer Transportation Research Conference, 11/04/2011, Thomas O’Brien LTC, Jack R. Widmeyer Transportation Research Conference, 11/04/2011, Thomas O’Brien Presentation Transcript

    • Universities and Transportation Workforce Development: Challenges and OpportunitiesThomas O’Brien, Ph.D.METRANS Transportation CenterCalifornia State University, Long BeachWidmeyer Research ConferenceNovember 4, 2010
    • METRANS Partnership
      CSULB
      35,000 students (29,000 undergrad and 6,000 grad students)
      1,114 full-time faculty
      Students from 56 counties in CA
      Center for International Trade and Transportation
      (CITT)
      USC
      35,000 students (17,000 undergrad and 18,000 grad students
      3,200 full-time faculty
      Largest enrollment of international students in US
      Policy and Planning, Engineering
    • CITT Programs
      • Global Logistics Specialist Professional Designation / GLS Online
      • Master of Arts in Global Logistics and MAGL Day Program
      • Marine Terminal Operations Professional
      • Caltrans Training
      • Living and Working in a Port City
      • Goods Movement Leadership Academy
    • MTOP
      • University-industry partnership
      • 18-month development
      • 1stclass March 2010
      • 14 students
    • Caltrans Training
      Goods Movement Seminar VI
      January 26-28, 2010
      Held at Port of Oakland
      34 students
      Representatives from Caltrans, CARB, FHWA
    • CITT Research Activities
      • Research Collaborative with Canada/Mexico
      • FHWA Transportation Education Development Pilot Program
      • Workforce Development Summit
      • National Urban Freight Conference
    • TEDPP
      3-year grant
      Strategies for transportation education and training
      K-12, Colleges and Universities, Career Development
      Year 3: Curriculum development and pilot testing
    • CA Workforce Summit
      “Ensuring the Growth of California's Transportation Workforce: Developing the Right Workers for Today's Challenges and Tomorrow's Jobs”
      Partnership of METRANS, Mineta Transportation Institute (SJSU) and LBCC
      February 1-2, 2010 in Long Beach
      150 participants
      Showcase programs and partnerships that demonstrate innovation
    • CA Workforce Summit
    • Key Workforce Challenges
      • 40-50% of the transportation workforce will retire in the next 10 years
      • Fewer people are going into key transportation fields
      • Competition for workers from other industries
      • Challenge of reaching women and minorities