Welcome to APTA’s Workforce Clearinghouse. This industry resource provides you with easy access to industry materials, stories, and recommended practices featured in APTA’s six Workforce Mini Guides as well as selected examples from the initial workforce volume – APTA’s Transit Workforce Readiness Guide.  In addition, the Clearinghouse features selected workforce capstone presentations and executive summaries produced by recent Leadership APTA and Emerging Leaders graduates.

Searching the Clearinghouse:

  • Search Bar – Enter a term (e.g., training) to help you locate related resources.
  • Alphabetical listings – Scroll through the various resources referenced in the Mini Guides.
    • Click the ‘learn more’ button under each photo/icon for additional information.
    • Entries are listed alphabetically by resource title.
  • Categories – Clearinghouse resources are grouped by various categories. 
    • Click on the various category terms found under each graphic/photo.
    • Enter a category name in the search box to find resources within that category.
  • Returning to the Clearinghouse main page – To return to the clearinghouse home page, after clicking on a resource,  press the return button on the browser.
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National recruitment campaign resources addressing frontline workforce challenges.

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This study examines the challenges facing the critical infrastructure workforce and investigate the potential risks such challenges pose to U.S. national security.

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Learn about the MBTA’s summer high school internship program, offering vocational training and practical experience for transit careers.

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This Leadership APTA – Class of 2022 project’s strategies focus on expanding opportunities to youth, offering second-chance programs, and expanding workforce benefits to address biggest challenge faced by women, caregiving responsibilities.

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FTA synthesis report providing insights from transit industry andl labor experts discussing frontline worker training needs across the U.S. public transportation industry.

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Highlights of APTA’s premier leadership programs and its scholarship program.

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ATTAIN is a peer network created for transit agencies and labor unions to explore new apprenticeship programs or enhance existing programs for their frontline workforce.

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Clever Devices offers a 12-month professional development program for its recent college graduates hires.

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Cummins TEC program transforms low-income youth into skilled workers with impressive graduation and employment rates.

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Northeastern University’s partnership with The Routing Company provides co-op opportunities that could lead to full-time jobs, benefiting students, and employers.

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Learn how this public-private partnership modernizes the vital Chicago rail hub, supporting both local and national transportation needs.

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CTA’s Second Chance Program transforms lives by offering jobs, training, and hope to over 1,800 Chicago residents re-entering the workforce.

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BART’s partnership with Cypress Mandela Training Center provides training and job placement support to create transit industry career opportunities.

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Discover how this nonprofit empowers Oakland residents with comprehensive, hands-on training and ongoing career support.

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Learn about the impact of the labor force imbalance on women, including vulnerabilities, burnout, and childcare issues.

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This Leadership APTA — Class of 2023 capstone project explores ways that transit organizations can influence the candidate pipeline of tomorrow.

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EARN supports both private and public employers in their efforts to recruit, hire, retain and advance people with disabilities.

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MBTA and MassDOT’s collaborate with vocational schools, transit agencies, employees, unions, communities, and students.

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WSP USA prioritizes inclusion and diversity through initiatives like the GROW series, creating an environment that celebrates diversity and equity.

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Discover inspiring stories of Girl Scouts’ journeys in diverse careers and STEM fields through the Classroom To Career program.

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Discover HDR and the Girl Scouts’ “Transportation Day,” inspiring 1,200+ girls for STEM careers in transportation.

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Chicago Transit Authority internships transform students’ futures and boost summer youth engagement.

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Proterra’s culture, core values, and clear communication have led to significant workforce growth and sustained employee satisfaction.

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Discover how DART overcame workforce challenges in the aftermath of the pandemic.

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