Establishing a National Transit Industry Rail Vehicle Technician Qualification Program—Building for Success

This report describes a system of qualification that has been developed for rail vehicle technicians that 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. This qualification system is available for implementation through the Transportation Learning Center (


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 71p
  • Serial:
    • TCRP Report
    • Issue Number: 170
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 1073-4872
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01532824
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309284196
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Project E-07
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 6 2014 10:07AM