Fast Forward recently published a feature on the National Network for the Transportation Workforce (NNTW), the network of five regional workforce centers that includes the Midwest Transportation Workforce Center (MTWC).

Just last year, the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced five newly-established Centers designated to lead and coordinate transportation workforce development efforts in and across each of the country’s five major geographic regions. This was the latest—and perhaps most monumental—move by the FHWA as part of a historic push to enrich and vitalize the U.S. transportation workforce. The Regional Surface Transportation Workforce Development Centers will be one-stop-shops for transportation workforce development in their respective regions, with each Center supplying the people, planning, resources, and coordination necessary to address priorities unique to its region; together, the Centers will work as a coordinated, national network to achieve workforce-related objectives that impact the country as a whole.

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About the NNTW

The MTWC is led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The other centers are led by Montana State University (West), California State University, Long Beach (Southwest), University of Vermont (Northeast), and The University of Memphis (Southeast).


Spring 2015 CFIRE Rail Short Course Scholarships

February 20, 2015

The National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE) has teamed up with the University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Engineering Professional Development to offer scholarships for rail-related short courses. In the Spring 0f 2015, there are two courses eligible for CFIRE scholarships. Fundamentals of Traction Power Systems and Overhead Contact Systems (April 28-29, 2015 […]

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Save the Date: 2015 Conference on Freight

February 18, 2015

The Mid-America Freight Coalition and the Ohio Conference on Freight are combining forces in 2015 to host the 2015 Conference on Freight–Breaking Boundaries: Building a Future Together. For more information about this conference, visit  

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Spring 2015 Transportation Teacher Workshops

February 18, 2015

This exciting series of three workshops will focus on different modes of transportation, how to integrate into core curriculum, and enhance students’ awareness of career opportunities in transportation. All are 6-hour workshops on Saturdays and include field trips to cool places!  March 21, 2015: Urban Transportation. Tom Bruff, Transportation Planning Engineer, SE Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG). A look […]

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Spring 2015 TLGC Program

February 4, 2015

The Transportation Leadership Graduate Certificate (TLGC) program is offering a variety of transportation graduate-level course online for transportation professionals during the spring 2015 semester. This is the fourth year that TLGC has offered courses taught by graduate-level faculty who teach and conduct research at top accredited US universities. Courses offered for the spring 2015 semester […]

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Transportation & Civil Engineering (TRAC) Educator Workshop

February 2, 2015

Michigan Technological University (MTU) Houghton, Michigan 8:00am – 3:30pm, March 5, 2015 Room 104, Great Lakes Research Center Note: This program is free, but spaced is limited to 15 attendees.  TO REGISTER: Contact Loret Roberts, CCISD, Tel: 906-482-0331 Email: What is TRAC? TRAC provides teachers with  hands-on tools for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and […]

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2015 Future City Competition

January 30, 2015

On Saturday, January 24th, 54 middle school teams from 25 Wisconsin schools participated in the 2015 Future City Wisconsin Regional Competition held at Milwaukee School of Engineering’s Kern Center.  This competition, sponsored by STEM Forward and National Engineers Week, introduces middle school students to engineering while they create a city of the future. Teams are […]

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