TRB Webinar: On the Road Again--Engaging Students in Road Engineering Careers

September 16, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.50 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.00 hour(s)
AICP: 0.00 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

Sustaining and improving the highway network requires a well-trained and highly skilled workforce. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern that will highlight successful programs and practices that have attracted people to careers in road maintenance, operations, and construction. Presenters will discuss how they have recruited students, women, minorities, veterans, disadvantaged groups, and career-switchers. They will also identify strategies for identifying partners and programs for transportation-related technical occupations with high demand and limited supply.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Maintenance and Operations Management, and Workforce Development and Organizational Excellence. TRB’s video “Your Future in Transportation” can also be shared to engage students in potential transportation careers.

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

Webinar agenda and presenters

  1. Brief introduction to the problems faced in attracting workers to technical occupations: Stephanie Ivey, University of Memphis
  2. City as a model employer: Zakiyyah Ali & Michelle Brisbon: City of Philadelphia
  3. Women of Asphalt: Adriana Clark, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, U.S. Department of Transportation
  4. Construction inspector/Maintenance Technician Training Program: Cheryl Jackson-Darden, Virginia Department of Transportation
  5. Question and answer session: Moderated by Stephanie Ivey, University of Memphis

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify successful strategies for attracting students to technical occupations
  • List key elements of successful programs
  • Identify required partners (and their roles) in developing a successful program

Professional Development Hour Information

Professional engineers (PEs) who register and attend the entire webinar as an individual will be awarded 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). TRB’s webinar program awards PDH credits only to the registered individual, and not to other members of a group that view the webinar together. To be eligible for the credits, individuals must remain signed in for the entire webinar, including for any question and answer session following the presentations.

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

TRB will report credits earned to the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20005.

Pre-registration is required. Once the webinar starts, you will be unable to register. Individuals that are registered for a webinar but do not receive their confirmation emails due to their organization’s internal firewalls should contact the TRB Helpdesk for assistance in signing in.

Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum.