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Building Bridges of Trust: An Approach to Cultural Transformation

The skill of improvisation is increasingly valued by top executives today because they see in it a tool that enables their companies to be more nimble, flexible, and responsive. Join CEO John Hanson, Director of Strategic Initiatives Christina Maroney, and improvisor Nick Gillette to learn how introducing these essential skills changed the company from the top down. Check out the webinar below!

Read the story from the Philadelphia Inquirer on Improv theater training is helping a once hidebound transit agency learn to work smarter. It’s a trend that’s catching on

Hosted by the Northeast Transportation Workforce Center

Sponsored by the National Network for the Transportation Workforce & The National Transportation Training Directors

Highway Maintenance Degree Program

Front Range Community College (FRCC), in collaboration with highway contractors and state/local agencies including the Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), and National Highway Institute (NHI), have established the nation’s first ever on-line Highway Maintenance Associates Degree. This 2-year program (60 credits across 4 semesters) prepares students for management positions in Highway Maintenance within federal, state, county, and municipal agencies, and highway contractors. Program graduates receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Highway Maintenance Management.

Hosted in cooperation with the Southwest Transportation Workforce Center and California LTAP, this hour-long webinar offers a closer look at FRCC’s HMM degree program from a panel of contributing experts that include:

  • Dr. Nicholas Spezza, Dean of Instruction, FRCC
  • Susan Baillargeon, HMM Degree Program Director, FRCC
  • Heather Carlson, Director of the Colorado LTAP
  • Robert McArthur, Adjunct Instructor, FRCC and LTAP
  • Shawn Severin, General Manager & Owner of Loveland Barricade
  • Kevin McVittie, Statewide Technical Training Programs Manager for Colorado DOT
  • Don Strange, Manager, Streets & Code Enforcement Divisions for the City of Highland Village, Colorado

Webinar Date/Time: Thursday April 28th, 2022, 2-3pm Eastern

Registration is Free: Register here

For More Information: Webinar FlyerAPWA Reporter ArticleHMM Curriculum Summary

Webinar Recording: Watch on Youtube

Growing the Highway Workforce

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and the Indiana Construction Roundtable Foundation recently launched a cost-free training program that prepares individuals for careers in the highway and roads construction industry. The 11-week BY Roads program utilizes a nationally recognized construction curriculum and provides students with an opportunity to learn directly from industry professionals and to be placed into high-paying jobs in highway construction. Students completing BY Roads earn certifications in NCCER Core and OSHA-10 while receiving hands-on training in highway construction safety, heavy equipment identification, excavation math, crane safety, and emergency procedures.

INDOT is offering BY Roads free to eligible students and is working to eliminate traditional barriers to attendance like childcare and transportation as a way of attracting a more diverse group of students. BY Roads completed its first class this summer and plans to expand the program for the fall.


David Dalton, Director Workforce Development, Indiana Department of Transportation
Chris Price, President, Indiana Construction Roundtable Foundation

Presentation Download

Check out the flyer for the rest of the webinars in the series below: [pdf-embedder url=”http://netwc.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/NNTW-2021-Web-Series-Poster-final.pdf” title=”NNTW 2021 Web Series Poster (final)”]