The DoEd, as well as the departments of Transportation and Labor, released a joint report, “Strengthening Skills Training and Career Pathways across the Transportation Industry.”
The new report details future employment hot spots in transportation by industry subsectors, occupations, career areas, and geographic areas. It also identifies good-paying, high-demand transportation jobs and analyzes patterns in the education and work experience required for entry –as well as on-the-job training requirements to help new entrants gain greater competency.
Recruiting and training new and current workers responsible for the operation, maintenance, and construction of America’s transportation infrastructure will be critical to maintaining a system that meets the nation’s needs, said Education Secy. Arne Duncan.
Demand for transportation workers will vary by region, subsector, and occupation, these workforce changes will result in increased job opportunities for skilled and semi-skilled workers across the transportation sector, Duncan said.
“In today’s society, it is important that all of our students are well-equipped with the knowledge and skills to compete in a global economy,” said Duncan. “There are incredible opportunities for Americans in the transportation industry and the department is fully committed to working with leaders in the industry to promote partnerships.”