The NNTW partners with major associations across the country in order to promote and develop a skilled transportation workforce in the United States. In addition to the many committed partnerships formed by each individual Regional Center, the NNTW as a collective collaborates with national organizations in a common pursuit to promote an increasingly skilled and resilient workforce in sufficient numbers to meet the needs of the transportation, distribution, and logistics sector over the coming decades. To help foster the long-term growth and development of this critical workforce, our partnership network seeks to:
- Identify critical needs and develop strategies to meet the needs.
- Establish and assess regional and national trends, indicators, and forecasts.
- Creating opportunities for under-served populations in the transportation workforce.
- Promote successes and best practices (regional, organizational, individual).
- Track industry growth and trends and assess change patterns.
- Demonstrate benefits of career pathway programs, partnerships, and innovative approaches.
- Work to attract new and existing workers—including youth, veterans, women, and under-served populations—to career opportunities.
- Connect educators and industry leaders across the continuum to introduce and advance program efficacy to fulfill the current and future workforce needs in transportation.
Material Handling Institute (MHI)
MHI, the nation’s largest material handling, logistics and supply chain association, is working to deliver the latest knowledge, the strongest connections, powerful industry leadership, and the best market access for manufacturing and supply chain professionals. Representing over 800 members and 17 Industry Groups, MHI has a long history of initiating and investing in partnerships as a strategy to increase its impact in furthering the warehousing, distribution and logistics industry.
National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE)
The National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) is a consortium of state and local agencies, corporations, and national organizations. Through its four main areas of focus—professional development, technical assistance, research and evaluation, and advocacy—NAPE strives to achieve its mission of building educators’ capacity to implement effective solutions for increasing student access, educational equity, and workforce diversity.
American Public Transportation Association (APTA)
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is a nonprofit international association of more than 1,500 public and private sector member organizations. Benefits to APTA members include advocacy for federal funding and policies, research, technical expertise and consulting services, workforce development programs, educational conferences and seminars, and 135 subject-matter working committees.
APTA is the only association in North America that represents all modes of public transportation, including bus, paratransit, light rail, commuter rail, subways, waterborne services, and intercity and high-speed passenger rail. More than 90 percent of the people using public transportation in the United States and Canada ride APTA member systems.