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WEBINAR: Empowering the New Mobility Workforce

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

10:00 AM

WEBINAR: Empowering the New Mobilty Workforce
Learning from Past Transformations

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 10:00 to 11:00 AM PDT

Register Online Here


Speakers:
Tyler Reeb, Ph.D.

Director of Research and Workforce Development
Center for International Trade & Transportation

Austin Brown
Executive Director
Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy
UC Davis

Guest Respondent
Carol Zabin
Director
Green Economy Program
UC Berkeley

New transportation technologies will change the way we travel, live, and work. In many ways these changes – such as vehicle automation and new mobility services – are new, but this is far from the first time that automation and new technology have changed a sector of the economy. The webinar will explore recent research exploring past technological transformations and what they can teach us to expect for the next one.

This webinar is partly based on a sneak peak of research from the forthcoming book,
Empowering the New Mobility Workforce:

https://www.elsevier.com/books/empowering-the-new-mobility-workforce/reeb/978-0-12-816088-6

About the book:

Empowering the New Mobility Workforce: Educating, Training, and Inspiring Future Transportation Professionals enlists a multidisciplinary roster of subject matter specialists who identify the priorities and strategies for cultivating a skilled workforce for the rapidly changing transportation landscape. Transportation employers will need to hire 4.6 million workers—1.2 times the current transportation workforce—in the next decade. The book explores how leaders in education, industry and government can work together to create an ecosystem that facilitates learning and upskilling for emerging and incumbent transportation workers. Readers will learn how to conduct labor market analyses and develop competency models to adapt their workforce.