TC3, AASHTO Build Online Learning Management System for Technical Workforce Training

AASHTO Journal, 5 June 2015

The Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council, or TC3, will be moving its online training curriculum this year to an AASHTO-based learning management system from one that had been hosted by the National Highway Institute since 2008.

“This is an exciting year for us, as we continue to expand our base of resources and transition toward a self-sustaining program,” said TC3 Vice Chair Mark Chaput, who is also deputy director, bureau of field services, for the Michigan Department of Transportation.

The transition plan includes moving the TC3 curriculum to a rebranded, AASHTO-supported site and learning management system that is expected to be activated late this summer, said Keith Platte, program manager.

TC3 joined AASHTO as a technical service program in May 2013. Since then, the council has reorganized its leadership structure and developed a new strategic vision.

TC3’s training library currently contains more than 90 training modules covering technical subjects in the areas of construction, maintenance and materials. All 50 state departments of transportation, plus a number of other agencies and contractors, have used the TC3 web-based resources.

The group plans to announce more information in coming weeks about its launch plans, as it completes the migration of its products. Chaput also said: “We will continue to explore various technology options for the benefit of those taking our courses, as well as those who want to be involved in and grow TC3’s training program.” ​

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