Implementing Industry-Supported and Demand-Driven Talent Pipelines for the Trade and Transportation Sector

The primary deliverable for this project is a Talent Pipeline Blueprint report that identifies the necessary steps required to build cross-campus CSU talent pipelines that target the most in-demand trade and transportation occupations requiring specific degrees, certificates, and non-credit professional development. Developing talent pipelines will empower trade and transportation employers to play a more central role in addressing skills gaps and other critical workforce development needs in working partnerships with postsecondary education and training providers.

To develop a Talent Pipeline Blueprint for trade and transportation occupations in Greater Los Angeles that documents the steps required to build cross-campus CSU talent pipelines that target the most in-demand trade and transportation occupations requiring specific degrees, certificates, and non-credit professional development. The blueprint will be developed in partnership with career and workforce development leadership at other CSU campuses and leading trade and transportation employers to identify, train for, and recruit for the most in-demand occupations in the region.

Principal Investigator: 

Tyler Reeb

PI Contact Information: 

tyler.reeb@csulb.edu

California State University, Long Beach

Total Project Cost: 

2144

Dates: 

January 2021 to December 2021

Impacts/Benefits of Implementation: 

Each of the talent pipeline deployments called for in the Blueprint will be guided by priorities that align with the broad range of goals outlined in CSUTC Objective 4—all of which can be addressed through workforce development innovations. Indeed, developing industry-supported and data-driven talent pipelines will empower emerging transportation professionals to design, develop, operate, and maintain mobility systems that create what is called for in Objective 4: “safer communities, increased access to transit, and greater opportunities for use of active transportation modes (i.e., biking and walking) through complete streets and innovative land use planning so that people of all abilities and socioeconomic levels enjoy the same opportunities for learning, living, labor, and leisure.”

Project Number: 

2144