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1 08, 2017

TWI Hosts Passenger Railway Engineering Education Symposium
(p-REES)

The Transportation Workforce Institute (TWI) hosted the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) biennial Passenger Railway Engineering Education Symposium (p-REES), Monday, July 10 – Wednesday, July 12th.  P-REES is part of the hugely successful REES program sponsored by the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) where faculty attend to learn about current research and development in

25 07, 2017

CRRC Event

TWI and LATTC recently hosted one of the largest rail conglomerates in the world. CRRC has expressed interest in partnering with Los Angeles Trade-Technical College and TWI (the only U.S. federal transportation institute, based at a community college). CRRC demonstrated an Energy Transfer Unit, which will be donated to the college and will

10 02, 2017

TWI and LATTC create Rail Systems Technology Program

TWI has partnered with Los Angeles Trade Technical College to create a Rail Systems Technology Program. The two-year program offers both certificates and degrees that help students aboard the fast track to becoming rail vehicle technicians. The project is funded in part by the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Innovative Public Transportation Workforce Development Grant.

9 09, 2016

Summer Youth Academy Launched

The Transportation Workforce Institute (TWI) and Advanced Transportation and Manufacturing Pathway at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College (LATTC) piloted a five-week program with 32 high school students (grades 9-12) who explored the transportation industry and participated in real-world transportation projects. Academy activities and projects were developed to be replicable and incorporated engaging videos, content, and

25 07, 2016
  • Director Guerra speaking on panel at APTA conference

TWI Director, Jess Guerra, Participates as Panelist at American Public Transportation Association Rail Conference 2016

The 2016 American Public Transportation Association Rail Conference was held June 19-22, in Phoenix, AZ and attracted hundreds of experts in the transportation industry who shared effective strategies, experiences, and solutions.  TWI Director, Jess Guerra, participated in a panel discussion titled “Maximizing the Multigenerational Workforce”. Today’s transit industry includes three generations of workers, with Generation

7 07, 2016

TWI Hosts Regional Transportation & Warehousing Educators Meeting

TWI hosted the Greater Los Angeles Transportation and Warehousing Sector Educators Meeting on June 29th. Community college, university, and workforce development practitioners from Los Angeles and Orange counties participated. In addition to identifying challenges, opportunities, and resources that exist for the transportation and warehousing industry sectors, participants began drafting a regional, workforce development framework for

15 03, 2016

TWI Partner LA Trade-Tech Hosts Successful Transportation Pathway Open House

LATTC Advanced Transportation and Manufacturing Open House The Advanced Transportation and Manufacturing (ATM) Pathway at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College held a successful open house on Wednesday, March 9. Hundreds of attendees, including local high school students, visited the ATM shop to explore potential careers in the Transportation and Manufacturing fields. Demonstrations of automobile hydraulics, custom painting,

11 02, 2016

Phillip A. Washington of LA Metro Named TWI Chair

TWI would like to welcome Phil Washington as the inaugural Chairperson of the Transportation Workforce Institute. Bio… Mr. Washington is the CEO of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), which transports 1.4 million passengers in an average workday, operates a fleet of 2,000 clean-air buses and six rail lines. Los Angeles Trade-Tech College

10 02, 2016

JAC Program 2016 Launches!

The 2016 JAC course is officially underway! On February 1, 10 Metro employee became Trade-Tech students, as they began their orientation week, designed ensure a successful transition from the workplace to the college classroom. From there, they dive straight into the 5-month long JAC Training program on February 8. We wish them great success!  

31 01, 2016

Transit & Transportation Industries Experience Significant Growth and Needs

The formation of the Institute and its workforce development strategies is based on the stated needs of the transit industry for qualified workers and for more successful models for pre-employment training that will maximize readiness and retention of workers once hired. The Institute will also provide training opportunities for incumbent workers seeking industry skill-maintenance and/or