APTA is seeking candidates through March 28 for its Early Career Program (ECP) Class of 2015. The year-long national program, launched last year, is dedicated to providing public and private sector public transportation professionals, early in their careers, with the skills, knowledge, insights, and networks they will need to grow and succeed.
Under the leadership of the ECP co-chairs—Rich Andreski, New Jersey Transit Corporation, and Jill Stober, KFH Group Inc.—the program aims to jumpstart the process for talented and motivated public transit professionals who have recently changed careers to public transportation, or individuals with three to five years of work experience including one-to-two years of responsibility for staff, programs, or projects.
Members of the ECP Class of 2014 have been actively engaged with industry leaders dedicated to serving as their local and national mentors. The “mentor” experience is a hallmark of the ECP through virtual and in-person meetings.
Class participants have learned about a broad range of issues, challenges, and solutions that face the public transit industry. Members of the current class represent a tremendous diversity of backgrounds, experiences, responsibilities, and career aspirations.
The incoming ECP Class of 2015 will meet prior to the 2014 APTA Rail Conference in Montreal for its initial workshops, briefings, site visits, and discussions. Class members will begin a 10-month intensive mentor program including monthly virtual meetings with industry mentors and conclude their program in May 2015 in conjunction with the APTA Bus & Paratransit Conference in Fort Worth, TX.
More information is available here or from Rachelle Jezbera.