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  • 1. National Transportation Workforce Development Initiative Council of University Transportation Centers Summer Meeting June 8, 2010
  • 2. National Transportation Workforce Development Strategy Transportation Sectors Highway g y COMMON LINKAGES Transit Pipeline •Data/statistics/analyses •Successful practices •Education engagement Ed ti t National  •Downsized industries Transportation  •New technologies Workforce  •Workplace practices p p Motor  Motor Development  l Aviation A i i •Performance metrics Carriers Strategy Maritime Rail U.S. Department of Transportation Research and Innovative Technology Administration 2
  • 3. National Transportation Workforce Development Strategy Transportation Partners Highway g y Transit Pipeline Unique Modal Workforce Characteristics & Challenges National  PARTNERS Transportation  Workforce  Governments Professional Motor  Motor Federal A i ti Associations Development  l Aviation A i i Carriers State Strategy Regional Industry Local Associations Educators Labor Unions L b U i Universities, Community Maritime Rail Elected Colleges, K-12 Training Providers Officials U.S. Department of Transportation Research and Innovative Technology Administration 3
  • 4. National Transportation Workforce Development: Details of the Strategic Framework VISION + GUIDING PRINCIPLES • Implement Policies, Programs, etc. • Create Measures and Monitor • Gather Data Performance • Develop Modal Profiles • Document and Evaluate Results • Conduct Analyses (Trends, Industry, • Refine Goals and Objectives + Institutional, etc.) Redesign Actions • Identify Primary Factors in Gaps • Identify Next Generation Analyses NATIONAL • Design Actions to Address Gaps STRATEGY TRANSPORTATION RESULTS / • Goals WORKFORCE OUTCOMES • Objectives • Actions ANALYSES - Programs - Policies - Directives - Initiatives U.S. Department of Transportation Research and Innovative Technology Administration 4
  • 5. Response: A National Strategy p gy Partners National Transportation Workforce p Other Federal Agencies A i Development Strategic Framework State/Local Agencies Cross-modal Linkages / Challenges / Opportunities Professional Organizations Retiring & Educating & Recruiting & Developing Attracting Hiring Hi i &R t i i Retraining Succession Industry Planning Organized Labor Analytical Foundation Educational Institutions State Regional Other Modal Policy Profiles TWD Research Summits Partner Others Profiles Input Input U.S. Department of Transportation Research and Innovative Technology Administration 5
  • 6. Response: A National Strategy p gy VISION A highly skilled transportation workforce leading and anticipating innovation • Anticipate trends in science, technology, and policy • Enable competition and strive for excellence • Support the nation to compete in the global economy • Promote innovation in training and educating the transportation workforce • Find convergence of needs and talent (demand and supply) • Be sustainable, comprehensive, continuing, and national • Attract and retain best and brightest to transportation U.S. Department of Transportation Research and Innovative Technology Administration 6
  • 7. Response: A National Strategy p gy Analytical Foundation Regional Other Modal State TWD Policy Summits Stakeholder Profiles Profiles Research Input Input Expected Results > Identification & characterization of Gaps in information needed to design a national strategy Needed research Trends that affect the transportation workforce Effective workforce practices U.S. Department of Transportation Research and Innovative Technology Administration 7
  • 8. 2008 Employment in Transportation & Related Industries Transportation- Government l d related 7% For-hire For hire manufacturing transport & 15% warehousing 34% Related services & i construction 44% 13.2 Million Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics U.S. Department of Transportation Research and Innovative Technology Administration 8
  • 9. Expected Results Product □ Draft Framework of National Transportation Workforce Development Strategy St t Outcomes □ A coordinated, national approach among contributing partners □ N New policy solutions t address workforce i li l ti to dd kf issues and produce a hi h d d high- performing transportation workforce in the next twenty years (now to 2030) □ A framework for addressing the most pressing issues such as: issues, ▪ Recruiting and retaining qualified personnel; ▪ Filling current and future shortages in personnel; ▪ Defining competencies needed for a high-performing workforce; high performing ▪ Identifying and closing gaps in transportation workforce training and education; ▪ Linking workforce planning and career pathways to enhance opportunities that benefit the transportation workforce and the industry U.S. Department of Transportation Research and Innovative Technology Administration 9
  • 10. How can you contribute? Contribute workforce-related information or data Identify workforce-related research that you expect to t conduct d t Let us know about students and research associates who might be interested in workforce-related studies workforce related Thank you! Please send comments, information, and suggestions to □ Lydia Mercado (Lydia.Mercado@dot.gov) □ Sharon Chan Edmiston (Sharon.ChanEdmiston@dot.gov) □ David Damm-Luhr (David Damm-Luhr@dot gov) (David.Damm-Luhr@dot.gov) U.S. Department of Transportation Research and Innovative Technology Administration 10
  • 11. Facilitated Dialogue Question #1 If you could have anybody in the audience at the National Summit who would it be Summit, and what would you want them to hear about transportation workforce development? U.S. Department of Transportation Research and Innovative Technology Administration 11
  • 12. Facilitated Dialogue Question #2 In 2020, what changes would we see in transportation workforce development as a result of the National Transportation Workforce Development Initiative? U.S. Department of Transportation Research and Innovative Technology Administration 12
  • 13. Facilitated Dialogue Question #3 What research gaps in transportation workforce development have you identified that would be important to pursue? U.S. Department of Transportation Research and Innovative Technology Administration 13
  • 14. Facilitated Dialogue Question #4 What doubts, uncertainties or adverse feelings do you have about the transportation workforce development initiative? U.S. Department of Transportation Research and Innovative Technology Administration 14