Case Study: Development of Operator and Maintenance Training Curriculum for a Transportation Equipment Manufacturer

Tuesday August 29th, 2017 at 11:05am
Written by Ken Mall - Consulting Managing Partner

Over the past several years, discussion about alternative transportation options has increased. Alternative transportation refers to commuting in any way other than driving alone, including public transportation.

Speaking of public transit, last year EDSI worked on a significant project with Brookville Equipment Corporation – an American manufacturer of powered transportation solutions who specializes in mining, tunneling, locomotives and streetcars.

Although Brookville excelled at producing quality equipment and systems, they struggled with developing the required transit industry-standard training materials needed for mechanics and maintenance workers. Brookville’s need for professional and detailed training materials was crucial for the streetcar operators and technicians using the equipment. Specifically, they needed to understand how to troubleshoot, repair and maintain their new machines and equipment.

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Workforce Development in the Public Transportation Industry

Wednesday July 13th, 2016 at 12:10pm
Written by Ken Mall - Consulting Managing Partner

Every day millions of people travel from one place to another using buses, trains, subways, ferries or other forms of public transportation. The larger the city or urban area, the more likely that public transportation is a major driver of the economy and the primary way for a significant portion of the population to get to jobs. Most people don’t realize the agencies that run public transit organizations are in desperate need of new workers to operate and maintain the current transit systems and build new systems to meet the growing demand for transportation options.

Over the next decade, it is estimated that more than 1 million workers will be needed just to replace the workers who retire. The transit industry is also experiencing a technological evolution. Buses and rail cars are able to troubleshoot themselves and send messages to technicians to let them know about potential problems. Computers are now the primary tool in a mechanic’s tool box.

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