The supply-chain shocks and many challenges facing public transportation during the COVID-19 pandemic have emphasized the essential value of our nation’s mobility systems and the professionals who design, develop, operate, and maintain them. It is therefore incumbent upon policymakers to empower this essential workforce. Future transportation professionals will need to adopt new standards for resilience and efficiency that draw from expertise in healthcare, safety, information technology, and strategic communications to ensure the integrity of our nation’s mobility systems. This webinar will provide an overview of key benchmarks for gauging the preparedness and resilience of the transportation and mobility workforce. The webinar will also address ways that transportation access can affect the ability to recruit and retain logistics workers, as well as discuss career pathway solutions that policymakers can support to recruit and empower future transportation professionals.
Tyler Reeb, Director of Research and Workforce Development at the Center for International Trade and Transportation at the California State University of Long Beach & Editor of Empowering the New Mobility Workforce: Educating, Training, and Inspiring Future Transportation Professionals
Paul Lewis, Vice President of Policy and Finance, Eno Center for Transportation
Brian Cronin, Vice President of Human Capital for ICF International
Genevieve Giuliano, Professor Margaret and John Ferraro Chair in Effective Local Government, Director, METRANS Transportation Center
Stephanie Ivey, Associate Dean for Research, Professor, Herff College of Engineering, The University of Memphis, and Director of the Southeast Transportation Workforce Center
Lischa Brooks, Executive Principal of the East High School T-STEM Academy