This report contains the results of a pilot demonstration for the Transit Basic Skills Development Training Program for which UMTA provided funding. Planning and preparation phases for the program commenced September, 1983. Actual participant training began February, 1984 and ended September, 1984. During that time, which covered approximately seven (7) months, two hundred-fifty (250) Regional Transit Authority participants from four (4) local League affiliate areas enrolled in and met requirements for completion of the program. The primary objective of the program was to address the basic skill needs of trainees and workers seeking employment advancement within the transit industry. Further, it was to offer program participants an opportunity to achieve competitive capability for mass transportation jobs that are rapidly moving into areas of high technology. In this capacity, the program provided remedial training to improve basic skills in the areas of reading and math to those individuals wishing to increase their critical basic skills at least four (4) grade levels. The average learner received between eighty (80) and one hundred-twenty (120) hours of instruction in Reading Comprehension and Math Computation. Of the two hundred-fifty (250) participants, approximately twenty applied for and were accepted at the High School Equivalency examination (GED) and more than seventy-five (75) were scheduled for promotional exams within their respective transit authorities.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Urban League, Incorporated

    500 East 62nd Street
    New York, NY  United States  10021

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Johnson II, N B
  • Publication Date: 1985-11

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  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00455149
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-NY-06-2001-85-1
  • Contract Numbers: UMTA-NY-06-0110/2001
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 31 1988 12:00AM