TranZcenter, LLC, changing the Transportation Industry with technology, the need for Transportation Management System (TMS) Training! Our mission is to train individuals on web-based technology that provides a total supply chain solution across all major modes of transportation. Information technology is becoming an important channel for logistics outsourcing. Freight Pricing, Freight Movement, Freight Negotiation and Etc.
According to Milton Collier strategic effort is to prepare workers for new and increasing job opportunities in high-growth, high-demand, and economically vital industry of Transportation.
TranZcenter has been working with different companies in the Transportation industry to determine the key workforce challenges, so we can ensure our trainees are receiving the best training to get good jobs with good wages.
Our online learning strategies can allow adults who are struggling to balance the competing demands of work and family to acquire new skills at a time, place and pace that are convenient for them. For example, our strategies can improve access to quality education for workers and other students in underserved areas. They can learn more in less time than they would with traditional classroom instruction alone.
Statement of Need
The Transportation industry faces an inadequate pipeline of young and/or new workers.
• The industry does not have particularly good access to non-traditional labor pools (e.g., individuals with disabilities, demobilizing military personnel, and women).
• Some entry-level workers lack soft skills and/or other occupational skills (e.g., safety skills, using new technology). Information technology is becoming an important channel for logistics outsourcing and if we do provide New Transportation Technology training, the Transportation Industry will continue to deal with inadequate and untrained workers.
• Training on the Transportation Management System will enable our students to get good jobs with good wages in a high demand industry. Students training with this innovative technology will be able to utilize their training in the real world of transportation. The students will increase their knowledge about transportation, which will help them obtain employment.
• The Transportation Industry has a real need for women, minorities, and veterans to access the world of transportation technology.
The transportation industry is vital to the nation’s economy. The industry employs millions of workers each year, and other industries depend on it to transport the materials and workers on which these industries depend. The transportation industry is projected to experience substantial growth in total employment, providing career opportunities in a range of occupations.
However, the industry also faces a broad array of workforce challenges, from an industry image that could be enhanced, to difficulty recruiting non-traditional labor pools, to obstacles to training both new and incumbent workers. The continued health of the transportation industry will depend on training women, minorities, and veterans to access the world of transportation.
The transportation industry is the second fastest growing industry among all major industries in the United States, with BLS projecting 22 percent growth in employment or 914,000 job increase between 2002 and 2012. Output is projected to increase by 42 percent or $244 billion, which is significantly faster than the economy-wide output growth and the 32 percent growth rate this sector experienced during the last decade.
Projected Transportation Industry and Sector Employment and Output
The transportation industry is in High Growth:
• A substantial number of new jobs will be added in the industry.
• The industry has a significant impact on the overall economy.
• The industry has an impact on the growth of others.
• The technology required in the targeted industry requires workers to have new skill sets.
• The industry includes emerging businesses that are projected to grow.
Overview of Education and Skills in the Transportation Technology Industry
The skills and experience needed by workers in the transportation management technology area differ by occupation. Some jobs may be entered directly from high school, while others require specialized training.
Gaps in Existing Educational and Career Training Programs
The size of the Nation’s transportation workforce increased roughly six fold during the 20th century. (bls.gov) the growth of certificate programs is an important trend, even though the number of certificates earned remains smaller than the number of associate degrees conferred. Most certificates involve specific, work-related training. Many students—especially older and part-time students who hold full-time jobs—neither want nor need to pursue lengthy educational programs.
A growing number of experienced workers who have a bachelor’s degree take certificate courses for transportation management courses, computer classes and other instruction to keep current with new workplace technologies. Our Certificate programs appeal to those who want to upgrade their current skills or acquire new ones, increasing their job opportunities in the marketplace.
Short-term certificates. Short-term certificate programs allow students to train quickly to enter the workforce or to pursue career advancement.
As the economy recovers and begins generating jobs again, it is vital that workers have the skills they need to maximize opportunities in the Transportation Technology Industry. Many newly created jobs will be “middle skill” jobs. These occupations require significant training beyond the high school level but not a four-year degree.
Educating people to plug the gap and fill these middle-skill jobs is critical, especially for low-skill workers to take advantage of emerging job opportunities, and for businesses to grow with the skilled workforce they need.
According to Milton Collier to turn today’s crisis into tomorrow’s opportunity, we must then make sufficient investments in a national skills strategy that brings the federal workforce development system to scale and ensures that all workers have access to the training they need to prosper.
A Middle-Skill Gap in the Transportation Technology Industry
Prior to the recession, the United States was experiencing a shortage of middle-skill workers in the Transportation Technology Industry, but a surplus of low-skill workers. Approximately 52% percent of all jobs in the state were middle-skill jobs, yet only 42% percent of workers had the education and training necessary to fill those positions. While demand may have lessened over the last two years, there is still a persistent skills gap with employers struggling to find qualified employees and a large pool of low-skill workers in search of too few jobs.
Importantly, skill shortages are not waiting for tomorrow —they are happening now. Even in the midst of the recession, employers across a range of industries are having difficulty finding qualified applicants. According to a December 2009 report by Business Roundtable, more than 60 percent of employers report that candidates lack the skills to fill available positions.7 more specifically, the employment research group Manpower Inc. found that the top 10 occupations with the greatest skill shortages for 2009 include middle-skill occupations.
U.S. businesses need access to training programs that can quickly and effectively respond to changes in economic conditions and technology, while allowing them to focus on their core businesses.