Identifying the Key Attributes of Mentoring in the Transportation Industry


In the coming years, there is potential for a significant loss of institutional knowledge in the transportation industry stemming from the retirements of the baby boomer generation. As a part of the efforts to mitigate this loss and increase the stream of a competent transportation workforce, many transportation organizations have attempted to capture this knowledge through the use of mentoring. This research details a survey that will be distributed to transportation professionals regarding the effectiveness of mentoring programs in their field. The research focuses on both formal mentoring programs and informal mentoring activities. It is funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Transportation Education Development Pilot Program (TEDPP). Gap analysis will be used to identify areas that are not well served by current efforts. Results of this research will provide the transportation manager with a framework for creating more effective mentoring programs.

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Annual International Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management (2011: Oct. 19-22, Lubock, TX)


Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

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Knowledge Management; Knowledge Transfer; Mentoring; Transportation Workforce; Institutional Knowledge; Transportation Industry; Transportation Managers; Transportation Professionals; U.S. Department Of Transportation; Knowledge Managemen; TResearch

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