Accessibility

APTA begins Early Career Program

Posted on February 14, 2013

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) launched its Early Career Program, a brand new national program dedicated to providing public and private sector public transportation professionals early in their careers with the skills, knowledge, insights, and networks needed to grow and succeed.

APTA's President/CEO Michael Melaniphy and Chair Flora Castillo sent out the following letter:

Dear Colleagues:
We are pleased to launch APTA's Early Career Program, an innovative new year-long professional development program for rising public and private sector members of the public transportation industry.

This new program is the direct result of studies identifying this early career population as one of the most vulnerable to leave the industry.
The Early Career program aims to broaden awareness of the breadth and depth of our industry. It is designed for those with three to five years of work experience, including one to two years in management.

Participants will attend customized workshops, site visits, and virtual sessions to sharpen their skills as new managers in areas including communications, budgeting, project and program management, and supervision. A hallmark of the Early Career Program will be an industry mentoring program.

Please give serious thought to nominating your most promising professionals who are early in their transit career. APTA plans to select 25 participants representing the diversity of our industry. The program will have its inaugural session in Philadelphia a few days prior to the 2013 APTA Rail Conference.

The attached flyer provides program summary information. Further details, including planned curricula, sessions, mentor program, fees, application requirements, and the upcoming March 22 application deadline can be found on www.apta.com/early-career-program.

If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact APTA’s Joe Niegoski at [email protected]

We look forward to seeing members of your organizations as applicants for APTA’s Early Career Program.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Q'Straint's automatic rear-facing wheelchair securement station brought to market

Now available for buses and other transportation companies, the Quantum's self-securement process takes less than 25 seconds, and does not require the driver to leave his or her seat to help.

Wisconsin set to vote on transportation network company bill

The bill would create a new license for TNCs, including companies like Uber and Lyft, making it mandatory to pay a $5,000 fee, conduct background checks on drivers and maintain at least $1 million in liability insurance in order to operate in Wisconsin.

Champion Bus, Dallas Smith sign exclusive licensing agreement

Agreement covers use of Dallas Smith's existing and future commercial bus technologies as optional features on the Champion Bus LF Transport™ low-floor model. Dallas Smith’s existing patented technologies include the Equalizer Ramp® and the IntelliSYNC® electronically-controlled “smart” suspension system, with low-speed OverRise™ function.

Pa. transit agency to purchase 12 paratransit vehicles

The Westmoreland County Transit Authority's $600,000 state grant will be used to buy the seven-seat minibuses that can hold up to two wheelchairs. The vehicles will be given to private transportation companies that serve as contractors for the paratransit system.

Report finds N.Y. MTA paratransit taxi program scammed

The agency agreed to implement stronger anti-fraud controls recommended by the inspector general’s office. The report doesn’t identify who carried out the fraud or quantify the cost to the MTA.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)



More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The resource for managers of class 1-7 truck Fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close