The Southwest Transportation Workforce Center (SWTWC), housed at CITT, hosted a webinar on September 7, 2017, titled, “Cultivating Talent: Bridging the Gap between Classrooms and Workplaces.” SWTWC conducted the webinar in partnership with the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Standing Committee on Education and Training. CITT Director of Research and SWTWC Associate Director Tyler Reeb moderated the discussion featuring the following panelists:
- Jason A. Tyszko, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, discussed the employer-driven Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) Academy;
- Kevin Nunes, Kuehne + Nagel Inc., discussed his firm’s innovative private-sector apprenticeship program; and
- Mandy Wolff, Rock Hills (SC) School District 3, discussed her innovative workplace learning initiatives to infuse career pathway awareness and training for students in grades 8-12.
“Transportation employers across all sectors are increasingly responding to workforce challenges by investing more time and resources into developing skilled transportation professionals,” Reeb said. “The panelists on this webinar present three exemplary programs to successfully bridge the skills gaps that exist between the classroom and the workplace.”
You can find a YouTube recording of the webinar here.