Diversity in the Transportation Industry: Attracting and Engaging Diverse Groups
The APTA Human Resources Committee, the TRB Standing Committee on Education and Training, and the National Network for the Transportation Workforce developed and presented a webinar forum, Diversity in the Transportation Industry, on October 13, 2016. This forum has been recorded and is now available.
Diversity of people, minds and thought unlocks great potential for the transportation industry. Breaking down barriers, diversity creates an environment of inclusion and ceaseless knowledge sharing among communities, organizations, and individuals. This webinar’s (connect to recording and resources here) objective was to explore and celebrate diversity through its many forms, voices, and audiences. The forum opened a discussion on how to examine diversity as a significant cultural value, rather than a set of baseline numbers. The participants through conversation and stories expanded the definition of diversity as they looked into a range of topics, including careers and opportunities, serving underrepresented populations, and organizational transformations.
Thought Leader: Mr. Doran J. Barnes, APTA Chair; Executive Director, Foothill Transit, West Convina, California
Moderator and Facilitator: Ms. Lydia C. Grose
- Mr. Todd Macalady, Director, Mountain West Region Tribal Technical Assistance Program;
- Ms. Leticia Barajas, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Workforce, Los Angeles Trade Technical College;
- Mr. Grailing Jones, Development Director, Schneider Employment Network; and
- Ms. Lydia C. Grose, Director, Engineering and Design Civil Engineering, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA); immediate past Chair, APTA Human Resources Committee
Additional Resources: “Transportation: A Natural Vehicle for Integrated STEM Learning” (Co-sponsored with NETWC).