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Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Using a Competency-Based Approach to Prepare Public Transportation Workers -
The Transportation Learning Center (TLC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving public transportation by making a committed investment at the national and local levels in frontline technical workers.  TLC served as one of five industry champions for the recent update of the U.S. Department of Labor's Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Competency Model.  As such, the organization is well-positioned to demonstrate the value of the competency-based approach for preparing individuals for occupations in the transportation sector.  TLC is also working with several cities and states in implementing a competency-based career pathways approach to prepare young people for careers in public transit occupations.  To read the full case summary, visit:
(Case Summary PDF, 299 KB)

Retail Industry Association Aligns Certificate Program with Retail Competencies California
The Western Association of Food Chains, a non-profit business organization representing the retail and wholesale food industry, has established the Retail Management Certificate (RMC) program.  The RMC aligns with the competencies in ETA's Retail Competency Model.  It correlates core competencies for supervisory and management positions within the retail sector with corresponding education and career pathways.  To read the full case summary, click here:
(Case Summary PDF, 484KB)

Date:  June, 2015
Construction: Residential Career and Technical Education Institute Develops Construction Technologies Career Pathway Ohio
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the largest national education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for careers. The Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development, a four campus ACTE institution, has developed a Construction Technologies Career Pathway and program of study that prepares junior- and senior-level secondary school students for gainful employment and/or postsecondary education.
(Case Summary PDF, 201 KB)

Date:  April, 2015
Health: Allied Health Health Professions Academy Prepares Students for Allied Health Occupations -
Austin Community College has developed the Health Professions Academy to deliver individualized, computer-based education to improve the prerequisite completion rate for students pursuing a healthcare career.  The programs of study, complemented by clinical curricula at partnering area hospitals, align with national healthcare occupational standards and the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration's (ETA's) Allied Health Competency Model. To read the full case summary, click here:
(Case Summary PDF, 134 KB)

Date:  November, 2014
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Denver Project Uses Career Pathways to Prepare Workers for Transportation and Construction Sectors Colorado
Denver Project Uses Career Pathways to Prepare Workers for Transportation and Construction Sectors:
The Regional Workforce initiative Now (WIN) project is an innovative partnership led by Denver's Regional Transportation District in collaboration with the Community College of Denver, Denver Transit Partners and the Urban League of Metropolitan Denver. WIN utilizes ETA's Transportation, Distribution and Logistics and Commercial Construction Competency Models, along with resources from the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, to implement a series of career pathways in the transportation and infrastructure construction industries.

Since its inception in 2011, WIN has achieved significant accomplishments including:
  • Family sustaining wages: Average starting hourly wage for WIN placements is $16.25 ($32,300 annually)
  • Increased retention: 93% of individuals placed by WIN are employed at the same company 90 days later
  • Skills development: Nearly 70% of WIN participants complete at least one industry-endorsed course or attain at least one industry-endorsed certification
  • Career advancement: On average, 15% of WIN participants advance to new positions within one year
To read the entire case summary, click here:
(Case Summary PDF, 269 KB)

Date:  September, 2014
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