Strengthening Skills Training and Career Pathways Across the Transportation Industry: Data Report on Future Transportation Workforce Needs (2015)

Resource Summary: The report, by the  U.S. Departments of Transportation, Education, and Labor, details important future employment areas in transportation by industry sub-sectors, occupations, career areas, and geographic areas. It 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. The report concludes that there will be more job opportunities in the near future due to expected growth, retirements, and turnover in the transportation industry.

Change Forces
  • Changing Demographics
  • Competition for Specialized Skills
  • Customer Focus
  • Efficient Use of Existing Capacity
  • Experience Gap
  • Multi-Modal Emphasis
  • O&M Focus
  • Public Expectations
  • Shift in Role and Focus
  • Workforce Evolution
  • Agility and Resilience
  • Aligning Skills to Needs
  • Attracting and Retaining
  • Data
  • Efficiency and Decision Support
  • Federal Rules and Regulations
  • New Candidate Pools
  • New Generation of Workers
  • New Skills
  • New Technologies
  • Operations Focus
  • Project Management
  • Response to Changes
  • Shifting Responsibilities
  • Systems Engineering
  • Technology Adoption
  • Younger Employees
  • Workforce Planning
  • Workforce Management
  • Succession Planning
  • Shifts in Labor
  • Recruiting and Retention
  • Professional Development
  • Performance and Change Management
  • Organizational Structure
  • Organizational Management