In a collaborating partnership with the University of Los Angeles, California School (UCLA) of Public Affairs, SWTWC seeks to relate the themes of next generation logistics technologies, workforce development needs, and development of methods that meet statewide economic, sustainability, and freight efficiency standards to a targeted audience of graduate students; i.e. future leaders in transportation.
Anticipated Partnership Duration: December 2015 – Ended April 2016
Timeline and Overview
Geotz Wolff, a Lecturer for Urban Planning at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs contacted SWTWC Associate Director Tyler Reeb to participate in the UCLA Urban Planning program as a resource for graduate students in the program. This is due to Reeb’s work in the area transportation workforce development for SWTWC, and sustainable transportation and logistics systems through the Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT).
On April 13, 2016, Reeb co-presented with the Director of Golden State Logistics/Express Inc. and Chairman of the Harbor Trucking Association Fred Johring to provide graduate students with the workforce development perspective on goods movement through the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles Contact. Furthermore, due to SWTWC’s close contacts with the Port of Long Beach, Reeb was able to present upcoming projects and research developments the Port is implementing, and discuss its effects on workforce development.
Following the event, Johring agreed to be a subject specialist for Phase 2 of the Center’s labor market analyses. Johring provided valuable insight on the Center’s Workforce Initiatives and Action Plans as an industry expert, and qualitative data on the transportation labor market in the interview conducted on August 2, 2016.
In addition, Johring will also be featured on SWTWC’s “Ask the Expert” section on SWTWC.org. This feature will be launched in 2017.
- An informative presentation for graduate students in UCLA’s Urban Planning program
- Collaborating partnership with Fred Johring, Director of Golden State Logistics/Express Inc. and Chairman of Harbor Trucking
- Qualitative data for Phase 2 of SWTWC’s labor market analyses
- Refinement for Phase 2 of SWTWC’s Job Needs and Priorities Report
- Industry expert insight for SWTWC.org’s “Ask the Expert”
The partnership contributed to increased knowledge and awareness for graduate students of new technologies developing in trade and transportation within the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and its impact on workforce development. SWTWC’s goal in delivering the presentation was to give graduate students in UCLA’s Urban Planning program a fresh perspective on transportation workforce development, and prioritize the development of education and training programs in their future work.
In addition, the partnership with UCLA resulted in increased visibility for SWTWC and a collaborating partnership with Fred Johring from Golden State Logistics/Express Inc. who will act as a Subject Specialist and industry expert on workforce development for the Center.
- SWTWC Associate Tyler Reeb served as a speaker for UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs Urban Planning Graduate Program.
- SWTWC connected emerging technologies in goods movement to workforce development needs for graduate students.
- SWTWC formed a collaborating partnership with Fred Johring.
- SWTWC invited Fred Johring to be the Center’s Subject Specialist, and provide SWTWC with the private industry’s perspective on workforce development.
- SWTWC conducted an in-depth interview with Johring for SWTWC’s Job Needs and Priorities
- SWTWC is developing “Ask the Experts” feature on the Center’s website that may be useful for students, industry professionals, and researchers.
SWTWC. (2016). Job needs and priorities: Southwest phase 2. Retrieved from https://www.swtwc.org/labor-market-analysis/.