The Management Development Program is designed to introduce new professionals to the world of transit. Recent college graduates are offered a 25-month rotation through different departments of Greater Cleveland RTA. After their rotation, many of these graduates go on to work for GCRTA or other transit agencies around the country. 6 classes have passed through the program so far, with 4-5 students in each class. While there is always some difficulty in identifying who truly wants to work in the transit industry long-term, many of the program’s graduates have gone on to become staple employees of GCRTA and other agencies. The program also helps “de-silo” the agency by providing the employees who have gone through this training with a comprehensive perspective beyond the department where they happen to work.
Mr. George F. Fields, SPHR, Director, Training & Employee Development