The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Professional Capacity Building (PCB) Academic Program will host a virtual session on current ITS-related workforce development activities, including a discussion on topic areas in need of additional resources.
Title: ITS Workforce Development Efforts & Identifying the Gaps
Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2022 Time: 1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. ET
Emily Lawless, Technology Policy Analyst, USDOT Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
Adam Hopps, National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE)
The USDOT ITS PCB Academic Program will host a virtual seminar on ITS-related workforce development activities, with a focus on the current efforts of the National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE).
This seminar will feature a presentation from NOCoE on outcomes from its Workforce Summit in September 2021 and its Workforce Peer Exchange in May 2022. The session will include discussion of specific examples of relevant actions state and local agencies are taking and finding successful, as well as discussion on existing gaps that would benefit from additional investigation and/or resources.
The target audience includes Federal, State, and local agency professionals, consultants, transportation educators, students, and employers.
The objectives of the panel are for participants to:
Gain an understanding of NOCoE’s mission and current ITS-related workforce development efforts.
Understand the challenges of developing and supporting the ITS-related workforce.
Expand knowledge of strategies that can be used to address ITS-related workforce needs.
Examine topic areas that warrant additional study to support ITS-related workforce development activities.
About the National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE)
NOCoE provides services to the transportation systems management and operations (TSMO) community to saves lives, improve travel times, and enhance economic vitality. With an emphasis on workforce development, NOCoE aims to assist in the deployment of technologies and the mainstreaming of TSMO solutions by fostering education, networking, communication, and knowledge transfer.