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1 Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Workforce Development Initiative In coordination with the DOT National Transportation Workforce Development Strategy Initiative Ms. Monique Stewart FRA Office of Research & Development October 24, 2012

2 Agenda FRA Workforce Development Initiative Railroad Industry Workforce Issues FRA Workforce Development Conceptual Approach Railroad Industry Modal Profile Annual Update Approach Questions/Comments Presentation Title: Federal Railroad Administration Workforce Development Initiative 2

3 FRA Workforce Development Initiative Presentation Title: Federal Railroad Administration Workforce Development Initiative Background: The FRA-WDT was organized by the Office of Research & Development in response to the DOT National Transportation Workforce Development Strategy Initiative and consists of representatives of FRA and academia, as well as Workforce Development consultants. Approach: 1.Serve as the FRA delegate to the DOT Education and Workforce Development Group 2.Develop a Railroad Industry Modal Profile and facilitate annual republications 3.Increase awareness of current rail workforce challenges and initiatives 4.Assist in developing a comprehensive strategy to address workforce challenges, as appropriate 5.Respond to workforce-related requests provided by DOT and industry stakeholders, as required FRA Workforce Development Team (FRA-WDT): Lead: Ms. Monique Stewart Champions: Dr. John Tunna (Director, FRA Office of Research & Development) Mr. Kevin Kesler (Division Chief, FRA Office of Research & Development) Members: Ms. Debra Chappell (FRA Office of Railroad Safety) Dr. Pasi Lautala (Michigan Technological University) Mr. Lloyd Parker (T. White Parker) 3

4 Railroad Industry Workforce Issues Presentation Title: Federal Railroad Administration Workforce Development Initiative 4 Data gathered through interviews with industry representatives

5 Railroad Industry Workforce Issues: Aging Workforce Presentation Title: Federal Railroad Administration Workforce Development Initiative 5 Railroad Workforce Population by Age 1997, 2004, 2008 * SOURCE: RRB Annual Railroad Retirement Act and Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act data, statistical tables, section D: employment and compensation statistics, Table D-11, n.d.).

6 FRA Workforce Development Conceptual Approach Presentation Title: Federal Railroad Administration Workforce Development Initiative 6

7 Railroad Industry Modal Profile Annual Update Approach Presentation Title: Federal Railroad Administration Workforce Development Initiative 7 Monitor and Maintain Industry Data Emerging Railroad Topics Industry Facts and Figures Analyze industry trends regarding railroad employee populations, operating revenues, and average population ages in order to gauge the health of the industry Evaluate Trending Railroad Topics Assess the impacts of emerging railroad factors such as STEM Programs and High Speed Rail as they pertain to the railroad workforce

8 Presentation Title: Federal Railroad Administration Workforce Development Initiative 8 For Additional Information, Please Contact Ms. Monique Stewart (202) To View the Railroad Industry Modal Profile, Visit dal_Profile_Final_Release_v3.pdf


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