MTWC Director Presents Job Needs and Priorities at 2016 TRB Annual Meeting

The five regional transportation workforce center directors–including MTWC Director Teresa Adams–convened at the 94th annual Transportation Research Board (TRB) meeting in Washington, DC on January 13, 2016 to present the findings of each region’s Job Needs and Priorities Report.


The presentation began with an overview of the National Network for the Transportation Workforce’s (NNTW) three-phase research methodology used by each center to generate and analyze historic, current, and future occupational estimates for all priority transportation occupations identified. After this overview, each center director gave an individual assessment of their region’s unique characteristics and challenges, top priority occupations, and strategies to address those workforce gaps.

The presentation concluded with a side-by-side analysis of each state’s priority occupations, allowing the viewer to compare and contrast regions’ needs against one another.