FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 6, 2022
Contact: Jonna Huseman, firstname.lastname@example.org
WASHINGTON – The Transport Workers Union of America is proudly partnering with our national passenger railroad, Amtrak, to create an Apprenticeship Pilot Program for frontline workers. The first-of-its-kind program at Amtrak is designed to create formal paths for Amtrak employees to learn on the job and grow skills so they can forge professional careers.
The program is open to new hires and existing employees with diverse backgrounds, who will begin training in the classroom, then move to hands-on work in a specific trade. Funding for the program is made possible through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
“Working people aren’t just looking for jobs – they want meaningful careers they can raise families on, in positions where they feel seen, heard, and invested in. Apprenticeship and effective training programs, just like this one, are proven ways to grow workforces, attract and retain the right talent, and help working people expand their skillsets,” said John Feltz, Director of the Transport Workers Union Rail Division. “We are working with Congress to ensure Amtrak and the FRA have the necessary funding to develop more trainings like this one that provide well paid, meaningful jobs for generations to come. We are proud to support Amtrak in this endeavor.”
Whether starting a career, looking for new opportunities or an experienced career professional, Amtrak and TWU are committed to connecting talented people to career opportunities at our national passenger railroad.