$11 Million Department of Labor Grant to Fund Amtrak and DelDOT Railroad Worker Training Program

In partnership with Amtrak, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), is being awarded $11 million to fund a new “Railroading 101” program. The training course is funded by a U.S. Department of Labor grant.

Delaware Secretary of Transportation Nicole Majeski added, “DelDOT and Amtrak continue to work collaboratively on projects such as the new Claymont Train Station that will open in late 2023, and this grant allows Amtrak to continue to invest in the workforce and ensure Delawareans have the skills needed to fill critical roles locally throughout their organization in the years ahead.”

Amtrak and DelDOT will help workers develop various railroad-related skills to pursue well-paid, meaningful jobs that contribute to the success of America’s infrastructure and transportation sectors in the future.

“Railroading 101” will:

  • Improve job opportunities in Delaware
  • Build a more diverse railroad workforce
  • Enrich the lives of its participants by providing the tools needed for successful railroad careers

The total cost of the “Railroading 101” program is $11,025,885 with $11,025,885 (100%) funded by the U.S. Department of Labor.

-via Press Release

This article was posted on: October 6, 2022