Workforce Development and Job Training Pilot

The 2012 National Transportation Workforce Development Summit (http://netwc.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/NTWS_Summary_of_Results1.pdf) identified the challenges involved in developing and maintaining the transportation workforce for the future. However, there is still a general lack of awareness of opportunities in the transportation field, and Delaware faces significant shortages in the construction industry. Furthermore, many of the communities with high proportions of underrepresented minorities are even less aware of the opportunities. Building on University of Delaware’s relatively new Construction Engineering and Management program, we are proposing to develop and pilot a 20-hour training course on “Blueprint Reading and Basic CAD Skills in Transportation Construction and Renewal” that provides 20 hours of online instruction and could serve as the basis for further courses. The proposed course addresses CIAMTIS’s goal of Improving the Durability and Extending the Life of Transportation Infrastructure, and the Center’s mission of improving integrated asset management requires a knowledgeable workforce to implement the relevant technologies. This knowledge is critical for implementation of technologies in all three thrust areas. This course is a first step. The course is aimed at new employees and potential employees from the City of Wilmington, as the community has chronic unemployment issues and a high proportion of underrepresented minorities.

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    • Accession Number: 01766869
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Center for Integrated Asset Management for Multimodal Transportation Infrastructure Systems (CIAMTIS)
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Mar 12 2021 11:16AM