TRB Webinar: Workforce of the Future: Educating and Retraining the Freight Industry

August 28, 2018 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern
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TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET that explores the future of freight education. Presenters will focus on how to develop a talent pipeline starting in primary and secondary education (K-12) and continuing through university programs. The webinar will provide information for the K-12, community college, and university communities about how to support the freight industry.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Intermodal Freight Transport.

There is no fee to attend this webinar, and no credits will be providedSign into to register.

Webinar Presenters

  • Margaret Kidd, University of Houston
  • Angeli Logan, California State University at Long Beach
  • Darrin Mellinger, Cummins Sales and Service

Moderated by:  Tom O’Brien, California State University at Long Beach

Webinar Outline

  1. Introduction
  2. Transformational technologies
    • New challenges for the educational sector and practitioners
  3. Creation of small learning communities for freight and logistics at the high school level
  4. Innovations in industry sponsored certification
  5. Reinventing apprenticeships for freight
  6. Question and answer session

The first 90 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions. The Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP) categorizes this webinar activity as relating to health, safety, and welfare including core technical.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify key trends in the current freight and logistics related workforce
  • Understand the role that changing and transformational technology is having and will have on the freight workforce
  • Describe about practices that develop skill sets needed for the freight-related workforce starting in K-12 and continuing through community college and university
  • Identify potential partners and resources from the K-12, Community College and University networks for developing successful partnerships

Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum at