The Transportation Systems Institute (TSI) is a program that helps support the development and growth of current employees and attracts new talent to the Department of Transportation through mentoring, succession planning, and continuing education. TSI is working with VT, ME and NH DOT employees on maintaining, motivating, and transferring knowledge within the state DOT workforces. The TRC partnered with the Technology Extension Division (TED) of Vermont Technical College (VTC) to attract new talent and retain current expertise within the state DOTs.
In 2010, 15 transportation employees (five from each state) were selected and successfully completed the program. In 2011 an additional 12 agency employees were nominated and completed the program. Positive feedback was received from all participants. 100% of supervisors noted an increase in knowledge and skill base. All but one supervisor indicated that they would support other managers to participate. Most supervisors indicated an interest in participating themselves.
*This material is based upon work supported by the Federal Highway Administration under Grant No. DTFH61-08-G-00007. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the Authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of the Federal Highway Administration.
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