Development of PacTrans Workforce Development Institute - Phase 4

The PacTrans WDI team will design, develop, and deliver three short-term training courses in respond to these training needs. Besides onsite training courses, the team will also provide online course offering to WSDOT’s professionals. In addition, the team will develop training service model that aims to collaborate between WDI and WSDOT to provide demand responsive and flexible training services to address the long-term training needs. The research team is currently in the process of launching the workforce development institute through delivering training courses/programs to working professionals in Region 10. Specifically, the research team will focus on the following tasks: • Adding new courses/certificate programs and improving the existing education platform. The research team will develop an online training platform and include new training courses and certificate programs that cover more topics with critical training needs. In addition, the research team will integrate previous education research products into the education platform and evaluate various methods (on-site, e-learning, hybrid, etc.) for the delivery of training services. • Improving assessment and evaluation processes for training courses and the overall program of the PacTrans WDI. The research team proposes to develop a guidebook including course development processes with carefully designed learning outcomes and associated learning activities, active learning strategies, reliable assessment and evaluation processes of learning, and overall program and course evaluation. • Outreach and marketing plan of the PacTrans WDI. In order to make the institute sustainable, the research team proposes to develop the effective outreach and marketing plan. The plan will help to develop long-term collaboration with existing connections and explore new training opportunities with local DOTs and other transportation.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $350,000
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    United States Department of Transportation - FHWA - LTAP

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC    20590

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Wang, Yinhai

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Washington, Seattle

    433 Brooklyn Ave. NE
    Box 359472
    Seattle, WA  United States  98195-9472

    University of Idaho, Moscow

    Department of Civil Engineering
    P.O. Box 441022
    Moscow, ID  United States  83844-1022

    Oregon State University, Corvallis

    204 Rogers Hall
    Corvallis, OR  United States  97331

    Center for Environmentally Sustainable Transportation in Cold Climates

    University of Alaska Fairbanks
    P.O. Box 755900
    Fairbanks, AK  United States  99775

    Washington State University, Pullman

    Civil & Environmental Engineering Department
    PO Box 642910
    Pullman, WA  United States  99164-2910
  • Principal Investigators:

    Wang, Yinhai

    Hurwitz, David

    Connor, Billy

    Jessup, Eric

    Abdel-Rahim, Ahmed

  • Start Date: 20200901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210831
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01723928
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Nov 27 2019 5:22PM