ERIC Number: ED312468
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Transportation Education and Training. Meeting the Challenge. Proceedings of the Conference on Surface Transportation Education and Training (Williamsburg, Virginia, October 28-31, 1984). Special Report 210.
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Transportation Research Board.
This report contains the findings of a conference held to define the skills and educational background needed by new transportation professionals at all levels, to review the education and training currently being offered in this field, and to recommend other concepts and actions that will enhance transportation education and training. The proceedings are organized in three parts. Part 1 introduces the conference and contains the following: "Summary and Recommendations"; "Transportation Education and Meeting the Challenge" (Richard S. Page); and "Future Demand for Transportation Professionals" (Damian J. Kulash and William A. Hyman). Part 2 features the following workshop reports: "Transportation Engineers for Local, State, and Federal Government"; "Transportation Planners and Demand by Government Agencies and Their Consultants"; "Operations and Management Personnel for Transit Companies"; "Transportation Technicians: Who Are They and What Are Their Training Requirements?"; and "Carrier Management and Physical Distribution Personnel." Part 3 contains these 14 resource papers, each presented as a focus of discussion: "Demand for Transportation Education" (Louis J. Pignataro); "Transportation Education" (Michael D. Meyer); "Educating Tomorrow's Transportation Engineers" (Thomas D. Larson and Harvey Haack); "Training Requirements for Transportation Technicians and Technologists" (Donald L. Woods, A. Nelson Evans, Charley V. Wootan); "Education Requirements for Transportation Consultants" (Wilbur S. Smith); "What Are Shippers and Carriers Looking For?" (Gayton E. Germane); "Training Requirements for Transportation Operations Personnel" (James E. Reading, Barbara A. England, James W. Strecker); "Supplying Transportation Education" (Lester A. Hoel); "Transportation Education: University Degree Programs" (Edward Beimborn); "Transportation Education: Technical Training and Continuing Education" (David J. Cyra); "Efficient Utilization of Transportation Research and Educational Resources" (William M. Spreitzer); "Transportation Research and Its Link to Education" (Robert E. Paaswell); "Education and Training Needs of Women in Transportation" (Lillian C. Liburdi); and "Transportation Careers for Minorities" (Katie G. Dorsett and Julian M. Benjamin). (KC)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Trends, Employment Opportunities, Engineers, Futures (of Society), Highway Engineering Aides, Job Training, Motor Vehicles, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Public Facilities, Road Construction, Traffic Control, Transportation, Travel, Vehicular Traffic
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Federal Highway Administration (DOT), Washington, DC. Bureau of Public Roads.; Urban Mass Transportation Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Transportation Research Board.