CTTC Names New Executive Director
Long Beach, CA (June 27, 2022) – California Transit Training Consortium (CTTC) has namedJennifer Carr as the new Executive Director of the nonprofit dedicated to advancing the skills ofthe transit workforce and preparing transit workers for the future.
Carr brings over fifteen years of cross-sector nonprofit leadership and management experienceto CTTC. Dedicated to public service and civic engagement, Carr has also served as the chairof a local Vermont school board for five years and managed a successful political campaign thatresulted in a new member being elected to the Vermont House of Representatives.
“All of us at CTTC are excited to bring on a new Executive Director as our organization seeks tobroaden the reach of our in-person and distance learning classes that provide training in avariety of technical areas necessary for the safe operations of public transit vehicles,” saidCTTC Board President, Jannet Malig. “CTTC’s award-winning learning model increases theprofessional and technical competency of the public transit workforce and we are excited to takethis work to the next level with our new Executive Director.”
In the coming years, CTTC will be emphasizing statewide growth in order to meet the urgentneed for a coordinated workforce development strategy that enables the transit industry toremain current with the pace of emerging and continually advancing technologies, as well as thesubstantial changes to transit fleets and infrastructure that are needed to meet California’smandated climate and zero-emission goals.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to join CTTC during a time when the transit industry ischanging rapidly and the demand for this innovative training model is greater than ever,” saidCarr. “By linking transit and vocational training, CTTC is poised to bring solutions to the industrythat make a tangible impact and I’m excited to be here.”
Carr’s most recent position was as the Chief Operations and Advancement Officer forPhysicians for Social Responsibility Los Angeles. She holds an undergraduate degree fromNorthern Vermont University and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Marlboro CollegeGraduate and Professional Studies. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in BusinessAdministration from California State University, Long Beach.
The California Transit Training Consortium (CTTC) has been a leading provider of technicaltraining for the public transit industry since 2004, when safety and maintenance training for thenew advanced alternative fuel technologies in transit buses and infrastructure was in need of amore integrated and intensive training model.
Founded as the Southern California Regional Transit Training Consortium by transit agencyleaders in the Southern California Region, the Consortium is now comprised of 34 publictransportation agencies and 17 educational institutions across California, and seven privateindustry partners, all leaders in the advanced technology arena. Through these partnerships,CTTC collaborates to design, develop and deliver cost-effective technical training for theimprovement of the transit workforce, increasing efficiency and effectiveness of training whilereducing redundancy, and building training capacity through a state-of-the-art learning model.
Curriculum focuses on safety, operation and maintenance of alternative fuel systems andadvanced vehicle technologies being implemented by California transit agencies in alignmentwith the State’s GHG reduction goals for zero emission heavy-duty fleets by 2045. Additionalcoursework includes project management, regulatory compliance, and a leadership series forassociated industry workforce development. The exceptional execution of this fundamentalCTTC mission has been recognized by the California Transit Association (CTA) through theirLeadership in Workforce Development Award.
CTTC is a California 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, led by a Board of Directors comprised ofpartner representatives from public agencies, academia and private industry, all of whom areleaders in their respective fields and committed to ensuring workforce development is robust,accessible and dynamic, adapting to the changing needs of the transportation industry.