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ERIC Number: EJ910141
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
Transportation: Design, Build, and Manage the Future for America
Bertini, Robert
Community College Journal, v81 n3 p33-34 Dec 2010-Jan 2011
A safe, efficient, and effective transportation system is critical to the growth and stability of the U.S. economy, America's ability as a nation to compete in increasingly competitive global markets, and as a commuter network that provides access to jobs and recreational facilities that are important to quality of life for all Americans. The continued effectiveness of the national transportation system depends on the ability to develop and maintain a highly skilled and qualified workforce, now and for the future. More than 13 million Americans are currently employed in transportation-related jobs. That includes civil engineers, architects, plane and ship pilots, transit system managers, transportation planners, and intelligent transportation systems design engineers and technicians. America's community colleges can play a central role in keeping these vital professionals trained, prepared, and up to the task. The author discusses the challenges and opportunities of the transportation workforce and defines the road forward for careers in transportation fields.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A