Education and Workforce Development
The Future of Transportation Workforce
It is anticipated that transportation agencies and private industry will be increasingly challenged to find highly-qualified and technically-trained employees in the coming years due to increased retirement rates, fewer entrants into the transportation field, and increased competition for skilled labor, engineers, and planners. The USDOT-funded 21st Century Workforce Development Summit expressed concern that transportation agencies could face a workforce loss up to 50% by 2020. MarTREC is dedicated to transportation education and workforce development.