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Summit Sequels: People Powered Infrastructure

June 07, 2022

Last year, the federal government made a nearly trillion-dollar investment in physical infrastructure including roads, bridges and transit. This investment is projected to create millions of new jobs. How do we make sure that workers most impacted by the pandemic have access to those jobs? And how can workforce strategies ensure that infrastructure jobs and related career advancement opportunities are available to people of color and women who are underrepresented in the field? In this Summit Sequel, you will learn about federal workforce policy and funding opportunities connected to recent investments in transportation infrastructure. You will also hear how perspectives on how training investments can drive more equitable access to infrastructure careers.

Moderator: Brooke DeRenzis, Chief Strategy Officer, National Skills Coalition

Featuring:
-Molly Bashay, Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of Labor

-Paige Shevlin, Strategic Advisor for Infrastructure Workforce Development, U.S. Department of Transportation

Panelists:
-H├ęctor Huezo, California Director, Jobs to Move America

-Randy Stamper, Associate Vice Chancellor for Career Education and Workforce Programs, Virginia Community College System

-Xinge Wang, Deputy Director, International Transportation Learning Center

NSC Resources:

Megan Evan’s Blog on the transportation provisions

Publication on career pathways

People Powered Infrastructure landing page

Other Resources:

DOT’s page on implementing the bipartisan infrastructure law

CRISI funding

NGA factsheet

DOL News Release

Provisions in the infrastructure bill

Past grantees of CRISI funding

Technical assistance and community of practice in CA:

https://cows.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/1368/2018/08/Case_Study_3.pdf

https://www.transportcenter.org/zeb/detail_view/question-6

Jobs to Move America’s US Employment plan

Work on community benefits agreements with bus and rail car manufacturers:

CWIT/TLC piece on recruiting women in to transit jobs:

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 3:30 pm EDT

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