TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 170: Establishing a National Transit Industry Rail Vehicle Technician Qualification Program—Building for Success describes a system of qualification that has been developed for rail vehicle technicians. This qualification system is available for implementation through the Transportation Learning Center.
The program integrates national training standards, progressive classroom curricula and introductory courseware, on-the-job learning modules, an apprenticeship framework that combines well-designed sequences of learning, mentoring to support learners, and coordination of classroom and on-the-job learning. The qualification system also includes written and hands-on certification assessments to confirm that technicians have the practical knowledge and skills required to perform their jobs at the highest level of expertise.
Supplemental information to the report is found in Appendices A-D and Appendices E-P.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2014. Establishing a National Transit Industry Rail Vehicle Technician Qualification Program— Building for Success. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/22346.
|Chapter 1 - Introduction and Overview||7-17|
|Chapter 2 - The Framework of Effective Rail Car Technician Training||18-31|
|Chapter 3 - Qualification System Design, Program Rules, and Management of Training and Qualification Information||32-45|
|Chapter 4 - Current Local Practices in Rail Car Training and Qualification and National Program Piloting Experience||46-54|
|Chapter 5 - Moving Forward Implementing Systems of Qualification||55-58|
|List of Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Initialisms||60-61|
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