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.
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 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.
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.
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)
HOW MANY MONTHS
IT TAKES TO COMPLETE
FOR THIS CAREER
While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times: