Analysis of the Causes of Workforce Shortages: Create Guidelines for Education and Workforce Development in Transportation to Generate Future Careers for the Navajo Nation

This study aims to investigate the sources of workforce scarcities and create guidelines to address those scarcities as it relates to transportation-related careers inside the Navajo Nation. Specifically, this study has four main components: (1) deliver summer internship opportunities to interested Navajo students in the transportation field at Tran-SET-affiliated universities, (2) support interested Navajo students to attend transportation-related seminars and workshops at Tran-SET-affiliated universities, (3) analyze the root cause of workforce deficiencies in the transportation industry inside the Navajo Nation, and (4) design and begin preparing a transportation-related certificate program at the Navajo Technical University.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $20000
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Transportation Consortium of South-Central States (Tran-SET)

    Louisiana State University
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70803
  • Project Managers:

    Melson, Christopher

  • Performing Organizations:

    Navajo Technical University

    Lowerpoint Rd State Hwy 371
    Crownpoint, NM  United States  87313
  • Principal Investigators:

    Ehteshami, Gholam

  • Start Date: 20190815
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210215
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01713221
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Consortium of South-Central States (Tran-SET)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747106
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 5 2019 5:14PM