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Transit Virtual Career Network

Friday, September 5, 2014

The Heldrich Center is leading a multi-partner effort to develop a national Transit Virtual Career Network funded with a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Innovative Transit Workforce Development Program. The TVCN website, to be launched in 2015, will highlight up-to-date information on jobs, career paths, and education in the transit industry, providing the nation’s public transportation operators with a dynamic new resource to attract and prepare the skilled workforce needed to operate and maintain a 21st-century system. TVCN leverages the expertise of key national organizations, as well as prior FTA investments. The TVCN system will include content on transit careers created by the Heldrich Center under an FTA grant awarded to Rutgers’ National Transit Institute in 2009. The Heldrich Center and the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation, a designated DOT-Research and Innovation Technology Administration Tier I University Transportation Center, are working with the American Public Transportation Association and its member agencies to lead and inform the development of TVCN. The American Association of Community Colleges, the XPand Corp., and the National Association of Workforce Boards, also Rutgers’ partners in this effort, are leading the technical development of TVCN and will assist with dissemination after the website is launched.

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Funded By: 
A grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration