National Transportation Workforce Summit
Posted by Chad Aleshire - On September 20, 2011 (EST)
The Council of University Transportation Centers, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor and other organizations, will hold a National Transportation Workforce Summit in Washington, DC in April 2012. The Summit will foster a cross-cutting dialogue on the transportation workforce of the future. Summit objectives include:
- To foster a national dialog on the needs and solutions for and development of the transportation workforce in the U.S.
- To promote greater visibility for transportation careers in industry, government, and academia.
- To address key workforce challenges: recruit and retain qualified personnel; fill current and future workforce shortages; define competencies for a high-performing workforce now and for the future; identify and close gaps in workforce training and education.
- To identify administrative and legislative actions required at Federal and State levels to institutionalize effective workforce policies and programs.
The National Transportation Workforce Summit has issued a call for abstracts from educators, researchers, practitioners, and organizations on any discipline related to the transportation workforce. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to prepare a full paper or video, which will be published as part of the Summit Proceedings, and may be invited to make a presentation. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is October 17, 2011. Enter Your Submission Today!