Workforce Development

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $979,829 to the University of Vermont's Transportation Research Center (TRC) as part of a $1.01 million workforce development project to help develop innovative programs to attract and retain skilled workers in the transportation sector of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

Given northern New England's demographic changes and the turbulent nature of our 21st-century transportation system, the transportation sector requires a comprehensive workforce development plan. The grant awarded to the TRC is funding five programs to help transportation leaders attract and maintain workers in this challenging environment (see the poster from our 2008 Research Expo).

Our partners include: Maine Department of Transportation, New Hampshire Department of Transportation, Vermont Agency of Transportation, AARP-Vermont, New Hampshire LTAP at UNH, Vermont Local Roads (Vermont LTAP), Vermont Technical College.