TRC's Glenn McRae facilitated the National Transportation Training Directors Annual Conference, Transforming Transportation Training, last week, examining emerging technologies in transportation and in the training field as we work to support the current workforce and prepare future workers.

From key note speakers, to workshops and presentation on training and new technology, to working sessions for joint problem solving and innovative brainstorming this venue provided a rich and productive professional exchange and opportunity for development for all involved. The conference timing was quite appropriate as it immediately followed the election of Utah DOT Executive Director Carlos Braceras as the new President of AASHTO, who opened his term by stating that “State DOTs are facing new challenges on several fronts,” he said. “Attracting and keeping a highly skilled workforce is critical.” The NTTD conference took up that challenge and produced an energized network to respond to it.

PUBLISHED 10-25-2018