Adv. Transportation Worker

Advanced Transportation Service Worker

Potential earnings range:
Per year after graduation

Do you like to travel? Interested in learning about all the different types of transportation that exist? 

Then you may be a good fit for Job Corps’ TCU IAM Advanced Training – Transportation Service Worker training program. 

In this program you will ...

Complete the core curriculum and choose a minimum of one Specialty Module: 

  • Safety
  • Employability Skills
  • Customer Service
  • Keyboarding Basics
  • Mathematics (Personal Finance)
  • Green Initiatives in Transportation 
  • Certifications in at least one Specialty Module:
    • Airline Service
    • Inland Waterway Service
    • Mass Transit/Highway Service
    • Rail Freight Service
    • Rail Mechanical Service/Carman
    • Rail Passenger Service

Some of the career options you will have ... 

Graduates of this Advanced Training area go on to work for railroads, mass transit and airline companies as:

  • Airline and Railroad Ticket Agents 
  • Airline Ramp Workers
  • Barge Deck Hands
  • Mass Transit Bus Drivers
  • Passenger and Freight Railroad Conductors
  • Passenger Rail Baggage Handlers
  • Rail Car Repairers
  • Railroad Brake, Signal and Switch Operators
  • Railroad Coach Cleaners
  • Railroad Crew Dispatchers 
  • Railroad Line Installers and Repairers
  • Railroad Machinists
  • Railroad On Board Service Attendants/Chefs
  • Railroad Track Workers
  • And many more.

The credentials you will earn ... 

This is the first level of Advanced Training offered in the Transportation Service Worker series. Students who complete a Job Corps Advanced Transportation training program are eligible to attain the following credentials: 

  • OSHA 10-Hour certification 
  • Office Skills, Clerical Skills and Software Skills (OPAC) certification 
  • Driver’s license (fi you don't already have one)

What you’ll need to start training ... 

  • High school diploma or the equivalent (can be earned at all Job Corps centers) 
  • Complete a Job Corps basic training program 
  • Meet academic (math and reading) requirements 
  • At least 17½ years old 
  • Positive attendance and progress record  
  • Written recommendation from Job Corps center personnel  
  • Health clearance at current center  
  • Strong work ethic and determination to succeed 
  • Complete a successful phone, in-person or videoconference interview 
* Salary information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Program and is provided for planning purposes only. Actual salary will depend on student skill level, credentials earned, experience level and location.