Engaging Multidisciplinary Student Talent to Meet Agency Needs Webinar

West Region Transportation Workforce Center

Cost:  Free

Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Time:  11am – 12pm Mountain Time

Host:  West Region Transportation Center (WRTWC) 



Webinar Description: With a shrinking tax base, fewer resources, and the urgency of meeting public needs during the COVID crisis, many local agencies are overwhelmed. And while efforts to attract and develop the future workforce may be set aside for now, they don’t have to be.  This webinar showcases a model for university/public agency partnerships that can both augment agency capacity and provide opportunities for student professional development and career exposure.

Webinar attendees will hear faculty, student, and public agency perspectives on university/agency course-based project partnership benefits from participants in Montana State University’s Community-engaged And Transformational Scholarship (CATS) initiative. 

Featured speakers:

  • Susan Gallagher, Director, West Region Transportation Workforce Center
  • Susanne Cowan, Associate Professor, MSU School of Architecture
  • Larissa Morales, Graduate Student, MSU School of Architecture
  • Danielle Hess, City of Bozeman, Neighborhoods Coordinator

Webinar recording: https://wtimeeting.adobeconnect.com/pa7a4ql6n0ry/

Presentation slides: CATS Webinar Presentation

This webinar is the first of a 4-part webinar series, Empowering the New Mobility Workforceorganized by the National Network for the Transportation Workforce. The webinars focus on initiatives that demonstrate effective workforce development during the pandemic and over the long term.  

To learn more about NNTW’s Fall Webinar Series, visit: https://www.nntw.org/nntw-fall-2020-webinar-series-empowering-the-new-mobility-workforce/

NNTW Web Series Poster