This report summarizes the meeting of recipients of the FTA’s Innovative Public Transportation Workforce Development grants, who gathered for a one-day event, the Workforce Development Summit: Implementing, Disseminating, and Modeling Ladders of Opportunity, on June 7, 2016. Hosted by FTA and the National Transit Institute, participants shared information about workforce development challenges facing the transit industry. The Innovative Public Transportation Workforce Development Program assists in the development of innovative programs and activities in public transportation that address the human resource needs of public transportation operators and build pathways to long-term careers in the public transportation industry. The event featured presentations from FTA grantees, FTA staff, and FTA partners. Discussions focused on the workforce challenges facing the industry, innovative projects conducted by grant recipients, collaboration opportunities and the importance of partnerships, funding opportunities, and performance measurement. This proceedings report documents the presentations and discussions from the event.
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