What’s Involved in the Amtrak Training/Employee Development (TED) Strategy?

Learning at Amtrak

After reading the recent announcement regarding the Amtrak TED Strategy Project and our journey toward creating a “learning culture,” many may stop and ask what exactly a TED Strategy is…and what it does?

The Amtrak TED Strategy Project does more than just look at what training Amtrak employees need.  In fact, the strategy assesses every aspect of how to run a learning organization like a business and recommends the best path to take in the next three to five years.  In the Amtrak TED Strategy Project, a number of important topics will be addressed to create a learning culture, emulate One Amtrak Way, and benefit your daily life:

  • You’re getting the training you need, at the time you need it.
  • Amtrak employees are receiving the same training on non-job specific topics (for example, one Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course provided for all employees across Amtrak).
  • Amtrak is making the most effective and efficient use of training dollars to ensure employees get the most and best learning opportunities available.
  • Amtrak is providing learning opportunities to “upskill” yourself for future career opportunities.

These are a few of the key topics the strategy will address.  While there is a great deal to consider, and much to accomplish in the coming years, implementation of the strategy will help Amtrak continue to be a place people want to work, learn, grow and be the best they can possibly be.