About the Safety Workforce Development Program
The influences of the global market economy, emerging technologies, and other complex challenges make for an uncertain future for transportation safety. Part of LCTS’s vision is to positively shape this future by elevating highway safety as a recognized professional field through innovation and education.
LCTS conceptualizes workforce development as a holistic approach to enhancing the progression and growth of individuals within and collective capacity of a professional field. LCTS’s workforce development program will create effective and well-educated highway safety professionals through multi-modal academic training, workforce training, professional development, technical assistance, and knowledge transfer opportunities. The methods of training and development may consist of new or improved academic courses, areas of study, and degree programs offered through institutions of higher education; knowledge and skills-building training sessions, workshops, webinars, videos, and researcher-and-practitioner-supported demonstration projects; non-degree, credentialing program through professional associations; and technical assistance, knowledge transfer support, technology transfer aids, peer exchanges, and other practice-oriented materials and dissemination strategies.
Workforce Development Program Goals
Workforce Development Content Areas
LCTS’s workforce development content areas are aligned with the Emphasis Areas identified in the Louisiana Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP). The SHSP is reviewed regularly to identify additional emphasis areas and priorities. Currently, the four Emphasis Areas are: