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July 6, 2009

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APTA HR Committee Launches 9000 in 09 Student Outreach

The APTA Human Resources (HR) Committee, in collaboration with APTA’s Workforce Development Blue Ribbon Panel, recently launched its “9000 in ’09” student outreach initiative. The goal of this effort is to communicate personally job and career opportunities available in public transportation to 9,000 students of all ages during calendar year 2009.

“Over the past several years, APTA’s HR Committee has implemented industry programs and services to address workforce development issues,” said committee Chair Mary Ann Collier. “The ‘9000 in ’09’ initiative aims to strengthen the image of public transportation and communicate and establish relationships with various educational institutions—such as schools, universities, employer associations, and community organizations—to effectively educate tomorrow’s workforce about career opportunities within the industry.”

APTA created a “9000 in ’09” web site—www.apta.com/9000in09/—to keep track of the numerous outreach efforts of either its members or such partner organizations as the Council of Minority Transportation Officials and WTS.  Visit there often to monitor how APTA is progressing toward its goal of reaching 9,000 students or providing information about specific student outreach events with schools and/or other organizations.

More information is available from Jason Schiedel, secretary of the APTA HR Committee.

 

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