TRB Webinar: Highway Maintenance Goes to College

November 07, 2018 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.5 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.0 hour(s)
AICP: 0.0 hour(s)
CLE: 0.0 hour(s)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET that will discuss highway maintenance education programs at the associate degree level. This webinar will identify the most important training needs in the highway maintenance industry, discuss how to meet these needs, and describe innovative agency and industry solutions.  Presenters will provide case examples for achieving the solution, focusing on an associate degree pilot program in highway maintenance management.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Maintenance and Operations Personnel.

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinarSign into to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Nancy Laffey, Applied Pavement Technology, Inc.
  • Kyle Lester, Colorado Department of Transportation
  • Nicholas Spezza, Front Range Community College
  • Bitsy Cohn, Council for Adult and Experiential Learning

Moderated by:  Renee Railsback, Colorado Local Technical Assistance Program

Webinar Outline

  1. Gaps in workforce competencies and education programs in highway maintenance
  2. Ways to address gaps, both nationally and at the agency level
  3. Model of a highway maintenance management associate degree program
  4. Description of a prior learning assessment (PLA) college degree program
    1. Definition of PLA
    2. Evaluating PLAs at the college level
  5. Role and participation of industry partners in an associate degree in highway maintenance management
  6. Question and answer session

The first 60 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 the training gaps in highway maintenance education and solutions to address the gaps
  • Explain the benefits of an associate degree in highway maintenance management
  • Describe how highway maintenance industry partnerships can contribute to the development of an associate degree in highway maintenance management
  • Describe a program for evaluating prior learning experiences in maintenance for college credit

 Professional Development Hour Information

 A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to Professional Engineers (PEs) who register and attend the webinar as an individual. For groups, only the person that registers and attends the session will receive a PDH certificate. Certificates of Completion will be issued only to individuals who register for and attend the entire webinar session.

Individuals registered as Florida PEs are no longer required to email TRB with your license number to report your attendance. Instead, please use your certificate that TRB provides through as verification of your attendance to the Florida Board of Professional Engineers.

Please check with your licensing board to ensure that TRB webinar PDHs are approved by your board.

This webinar was developed in March 2018. TRB has met the standards and requirements of the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to RCEP by TRB. Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20005. Website:

Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum at