Maritime Workforce Reports and Studies and Related Documents
STRENGTHENING SKILLS TRAINING AND CAREER PATHWAYS ACROSS THE TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY: Data Report on Future Transportation Workforce Needs
The U.S. Departments of Education, Transportation, and Labor have worked together and with industry stakeholders to project the employment and skill needs of the transportation industry over the next 10 years, and to ensure that America has job-driven education and workforce development systems in place that can provide students, job seekers, and workers with the skills needed for these careers.
At an October 2014 convening, the Departments presented and discussed a draft of these projections with industry, education, and workforce stakeholders. The collection and analysis of employment and skills data highlights the future growth areas and employment “hot spots” in transportation by industry sub-sectors, occupations, career areas, and geographic areas. It also emphasizes the need for skills training and
Career Pathways across the transportation industry. The report identifies high-demand jobs with good wages, and analyzes the patterns in the education and work experience required for entry, as well as on-the-job training required for new entrants to gain full competency.
NOAA Report on the U.S. Ocean and Great Lakes Economy
This report provides insights into the benefits derived from the oceans and Great Lakes that result in jobs and wages and that contribute directly to the nation’s gross domestic product.
The ocean economy, includes six economic sectors that depend in various ways on the oceans and Lakes:
• living resources
• marine construction
• marine transportation
• offshore mineral extraction
• ship and boat building
• tourism and recreation
A review of this list underscores the complexity and importance of effective use, management, and governance of the oceans and Great Lakes.