Mark Your Calendar:
Join the Tennessee Chapter of WTS International for a
Professional Development Luncheon on September, 22, 2016!
We are excited to announce that our speaker will be Donna D. Lemm, Vice President of Global Sales, Mallory Alexander International Logisitcs! The event will take place 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the University Center on the University of Memphis campus. More information, including the specific room location in the University Center, will be announced mid-August. Please add this event to your calendar, you won't want to miss Donna's insight regarding government relations in the transportation industry and hearing about her experience speaking before Congress. For more information email Meredith.Powers@memphis.edu.
Job Needs and Priorities Report
The SETWC is pleased to announce the release of the both the Phase I and Phase II Job Needs and Priorities Reports for our region. SETWC staff convened numerous focus groups, interviews, and discussions to obtain feedback from regional stakeholders and develop the Phase II report outlining prioritized action items for the region. Please click here to view/ download the reports and provide your feedback! If you would like to be included on one of the Strategic Action Plan Teams, please contact Dr. Stephanie Ivey.
Southeast Transportation Workforce Center
Who We Are
The University of Memphis (UofM) is the home of the Southeast Transportation Workforce Center (SETWC) and is part of the National Network for Transportation Workforce. The national network includes 5 regional centers hosted at the UofM, the University of Vermont, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Montana State University and California State University- Long Beach. The network structure allows sharing of best practices and leveraging of resources across the nation to improve transportation workforce outcomes. The national network is funded by the US Department of Transportation (US DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
Vision, Mission & Goals
The vision of SETWC is that the work of the center in concert with regional partners will lead to a right-sized, career-ready transportation workforce being produced in the southeast region.
The mission of SETWC is to coordinate existing regionally based programs, plans, and processes and to strategically create partnerships to ensure that students and persons seeking workforce reentry, career transition, or career advancement are aware of opportunities, required education, skills, training, and ladders to success within the regional transportation workforce.
The goals of SETWC include:
- Identify regional transportation job needs and priorities;
- Catalog existing training programs from K-12 through professional development;
- Evaluate existing programs for scale and replication;
- Identify education and training gaps;
- Develop resources to bridge identified gaps; and
- Fully engage in the national network to showcase successful programs and practices and to increase impact in the southeast region
Broad Regional Scope, Unique National Expertise
SETWC serves a 12-state region in the southeastern United States as well as Puerto Rico. While the center addresses the broad goals of transportation workforce development throughout the region, it also focuses on the following areas of national expertise:
- Women in transportation
- Freight (including rail, truck, warehousing and logistics)
- Military/veteran transition into the transportation workforce.
For a printable version of our fact sheet, please click here.