The West Region Transportation Workforce Center is based at the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University.  




In addition to working with regional stakeholders, the WRTWC will take the lead to develop and disseminate resources specific to key national issues: rural and tribal transportation, transportation safety, mobility and livability issues, and transportation on federal lands. The Center works with the following partner organizations to share and disseminate expertise in these areas:

National Center for Rural Road Safety  

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Small Urban and Rural Livibility Center

Small Urban, Rural and Tribal Center on Mobility

Stakeholder Engagement Group 

To guide the strategic direction of the Center, the WRTWC formed a Stakeholder Engagement Group with representation from industry and industry associations across modes, as well as representatives from labor, workforce, and education entities. Members of the stakeholder group work in an advisory capacity to share their experience and insight at the state and local levels. 

Stakeholder Group Members: 





 Bob Anderson Montana State University-Northern  MT  Education (community college) 
 Connie Ashbrook Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc.  OR  Labor (apprenticeship); non-profit 
 Byron Bluehorse Alaska Tribal Technical Assistance Program Center AK  Education (professional development/training) 
 Tony Glenn Nebraska Department of Education NE Education  (CTE/K-12)
 Amanda Holland Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities, Administrative Services Division AK Industry
 Jana Jarvis Oregon Trucking Association OR Industry
 Joel Jundt South Dakota Department of Transportation, Deputy Secretary SD Industry
 Justin Leighton Washington State Transit Association WA Industry
 Jason Sutheimer North Dakota Department of Transportation, Recruiter ND Industry
 Larry Williams Bureau of Labor and Industries, Apprenticeship and Training Division OR Labor

The Stakeholder Group advises the Center on a variety of issues, including: