Train

ADVANCED TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION
People with careers in this vital industry work to ensure our freight and passenger railroads, airlines, barge lines and ground transportation systems are running as safely and efficiently as possible.

Career Details

Skills

Students in Advanced Transportation are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Transportation Service Worker—Emphasizing freight and passenger railroads, airlines, barge lines, and ground transportation systems
  • Computer Operations—Keyboarding skill development, word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications
  • Office Communications—Filing, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Access, office etiquette
  • Business/Consumer Math—Microsoft Excel and 10-key calculator
  • Job Search Skills—Resume and interview preparation

Career Options

Career choices can vary from selling tickets for the airlines and railroads to working on a train as a conductor or attendant. You may also pursue opportunities such as airline flight attendant, railroad car and track repair, or even a deckhand on a Mississippi River barge. The career opportunities in this industry are plentiful and in high demand.

Requirements

Before entering the Advanced Transportation program, students must:

  • Be at least 17½ years old.
  • Complete a Job Corps basic career technical training program.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have a positive attendance and progress record.
  • Have a positive behavior record with no major incidents in the past 90 days.
  • Have health clearance from the Job Corps center where they received basic training.
  • Pass an entrance exam.
  • Complete a successful phone, in-person, or video-conference interview.

Credentials

As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Students who complete the Job Corps Advanced Transportation Service Worker training program are eligible to attain the following credentials: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Office Proficiency Assessment and Certification (OPAC)

Advanced Transportation

NUMBERS

TO KNOW

8-12

HOW MANY MONTHS

IT TAKES TO COMPLETE

THIS PROGRAM

$43K

NATIONAL AVERAGE

EARNING POTENTIAL

FOR THIS CAREER

Expectations

While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:


Attention to detail

Commitment to safety

Communication skills

Concern for rules

Organizational skills

Professionalism


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