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

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

  1. 1. Universities and Transportation Workforce Development: Challenges and OpportunitiesThomas O’Brien, Ph.D.METRANS Transportation CenterCalifornia State University, Long BeachWidmeyer Research ConferenceNovember 4, 2010<br />
  2. 2. METRANS Partnership<br />CSULB<br />35,000 students (29,000 undergrad and 6,000 grad students)<br />1,114 full-time faculty<br />Students from 56 counties in CA<br />Center for International Trade and Transportation<br />(CITT)<br />USC<br />35,000 students (17,000 undergrad and 18,000 grad students<br />3,200 full-time faculty<br />Largest enrollment of international students in US<br />Policy and Planning, Engineering<br />
  3. 3. CITT Programs<br /><ul><li>Global Logistics Specialist Professional Designation / GLS Online
  4. 4. Master of Arts in Global Logistics and MAGL Day Program
  5. 5. Marine Terminal Operations Professional
  6. 6. Caltrans Training
  7. 7. Living and Working in a Port City
  8. 8. Goods Movement Leadership Academy</li></li></ul><li>MTOP<br /><ul><li>University-industry partnership
  9. 9. 18-month development
  10. 10. 1stclass March 2010
  11. 11. 14 students</li></li></ul><li>Caltrans Training<br />Goods Movement Seminar VI <br />January 26-28, 2010<br />Held at Port of Oakland<br />34 students<br />Representatives from Caltrans, CARB, FHWA<br />
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  14. 14. CITT Research Activities<br /><ul><li>Research Collaborative with Canada/Mexico
  15. 15. FHWA Transportation Education Development Pilot Program
  16. 16. Workforce Development Summit
  17. 17. National Urban Freight Conference</li></li></ul><li>TEDPP<br />3-year grant<br />Strategies for transportation education and training<br />K-12, Colleges and Universities, Career Development<br />Year 3: Curriculum development and pilot testing <br />
  18. 18. CA Workforce Summit<br />“Ensuring the Growth of California's Transportation Workforce: Developing the Right Workers for Today's Challenges and Tomorrow's Jobs”<br />Partnership of METRANS, Mineta Transportation Institute (SJSU) and LBCC<br />February 1-2, 2010 in Long Beach<br />150 participants<br />Showcase programs and partnerships that demonstrate innovation <br />
  19. 19. CA Workforce Summit<br />
  20. 20. Key Workforce Challenges<br /><ul><li>40-50% of the transportation workforce will retire in the next 10 years
  21. 21. Fewer people are going into key transportation fields
  22. 22. Competition for workers from other industries
  23. 23. Challenge of reaching women and minorities</li></li></ul><li>

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