Pam / Wednesday, January 6, 2021 / Categories: ATSSA, Convention & Expo, Training Bring your recruitment challenges to ATSSA's Open Forum on Workforce Development Be part of the conversation at the 51st Annual Convention & Traffic Expo in February Attend the Open Forum on Workforce Development at ATSSA’s 51st Annual Convention & Traffic Expo to be part of the dialogue among key stakeholders on the challenges facing roadway safety infrastructure industry in hiring and retaining a viable workforce. Hear from experts during a two-hour session on Feb. 10 and engage in the discussion to help identify partners and resources. Jeffrey Zaharewicz (left), acting director of the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Center for Accelerating Innovation and Office of Innovative Program Delivery, will serve as facilitator and will be joined by Karen Bobo (right), director of the Center for Transportation Workforce Development at FHWA. Zaharewicz is responsible for providing support, guidance, and policy direction for FHWA's strategic innovation deployment programs including Every Day Counts (EDC), State Transportation Innovation Councils, Accelerated Innovation Deployment Demonstration, and Accelerating Market Readiness. Bobo is a three-decade veteran of FHWA and has been involved in FHWA's EDC and highway Worker Safety programs. Recruiting and retaining the top talent in the roadway safety infrastructure industry is every company’s priority. Take part in this forum to develop a new model for identifying, placing and training individuals for industry jobs. Take home lessons learned and gather details on new industry- and administration-supported initiatives and resources. “This forum provides the opportunity not only to hear from experts on personnel issues but also to share your experiences and challenges during a live event,” said ATSSA Vice President of Education and Technical Services Donna Clark. “Every company involves people so everyone can benefit from the issues discussed at this Open Forum on Workforce Development. Let’s pull together and pave the way to a stronger industry workforce.” The Open Forum runs from 10 a.m. to noon on Feb. 10 and is free with full registration. Previous Article Apply now for a Foundation scholarship to help achieve academic goals Next Article FHWA issues MUTCD ruling on ‘Uses of and Nonstandard Syntax on Changeable Message Signs’ Print 401 Rate this article: No rating Tags: FHWA 51st Annual Convention & Traffic Expo EDC-6 EDC Sarah Sladek Karen Bobo Center for Transportation Workforce Development XYZ University Please login or register to post comments.