Rep. Thompson introduces Transportation Workforce Centers of Excellence Act

U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA), co-chair of the Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus, introduced last week legislation aimed at boosting transportation workforce training opportunities at nationwide community and technical colleges…

The Transportation Workforce Centers of Excellence Act would provide $50 million in competitive grants, which would be disbursed to Centers of Excellence in Transportation Workforce Training, consisting of a consortium of high-performing two-year colleges. The grant funds are to be used for the strengthening of education and training programs directly related to targeted transportation industries, including, but not limited to, manufacturing, operation, design, and infrastructure engineering.

Thompson introduced the legislation with U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI), who said that investing in institutions that offer such training and education is a direct investment in America’s future.