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Consortium member, the Transportation and Logistics Management Research Center at the University of Wisconsin–Superior has hosted its second successful Transportation Day for Girl Scouts. By partnering with a local council of the Girl Scouts, Dr. Richard Stewart, the center’s director, has developed the day-long event that brings elementary and middle-school-aged girls to the UW–Superior campus to explore careers in transportation.

Transportation Day for Girl Scouts

CFIRE Sponsors UW-Superior Transportation Day for Girl Scouts

Stewart together with research associate, Cassie Roemhildt, built on knowledge shared by the Women in Trucking Association and pulled-in support from industry sponsors as well as from the National Center for Freight & Infrastructure Research & Education (CFIRE) to create this event.

This program was featured in the Midwest Transportation Workforce Center’s Success Stories Campaign at www.MTWC.org. The full story can be read here.

The Steering and Program Committees of the CUTC National Transportation Workforce Summit (April 24-26, 2012 in Washington, DC) have issued a call for abstracts from individuals of all disciplines interested in transportation workforce issues.

Abstract submissions may be as text or video. Abstracts should address one or more of the following topics:

  • Transportation workforce needs now and in the future. This topic deals with the demand side of the equation, a practitioner’s view of the needs they see in the transportation workforce, including the changes in skills, knowledge and abilities that they expect to see in the future.
  • Career awareness. This deals with a range of issues related to making people aware of potential careers in transportation, whether in the K-12 setting, older workers, disadvantaged groups, universities, etc.
  • Career preparation and advancement. This topic deals with how people acquire the skills needed to be successful in a transportation career, whether those skills come in a community college or university setting, other training programs or apprenticeships.
  • Transportation professional and continuing education. This topic deals with the broad range of issues related to helping workers maintain and renew their skills, knowledge and abilities.

Abstracts are due November 11, 2011.

For more information, consult the Call for Papers.

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National Transportation Workforce Summit Featured

September 26, 2011

The September 26th issue of Transport Topics includes an article that focuses on national efforts for transportation workforce development: Transportation Officials Urge National Effort To Attract Next Generation of Industry Talent (registration required). This article touches on the CUTC National Transportation Workforce Summit, an effort led in part by CFIRE Director Teresa Adams, who is also […]

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