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Colorado Department of Transportation Maintenance Training Academy (MTA) Overview. MTA Origin. Established: 1999 Original Objectives: To provide required CDOT training courses to Transportation Maintenance workers

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mta origin
MTA Origin
  • Established: 1999
  • Original Objectives:
    • To provide required CDOT training courses to Transportation Maintenance workers
    • To provide consistent training throughout the state in order to standardize operating procedures
  • Original Funding: Contributions from each Maintenance Section
mta training programs
MTA Training Programs
  • 1,500 employees trained annually over 45 weeks
  • New Hires
  • Transportation Maintenance
  • LTC Ops
  • Specialty
    • Electrician
    • Mechanic
    • Storeroom
    • Structural Trades
    • Traffic
    • Welder
mta courses
MTA Courses
  • Safety
  • Defensive driving
  • CPR & first aid
  • Equipment inspection & maintenance
  • Traffic control
  • Storm management
  • Environmental/water quality
  • National Incident Management System
  • Survival skills
  • Leadership
  • Computer skills
  • Drug and alcohol
  • Diversity
  • Workplace harassment
mta facilities
MTA Facilities
  • Former Colorado Army National Guard base
  • Classroom and office building (classroom capacity: 48, 24, 10)
  • Four dormitories (old mess halls) containing 32 sleeping rooms (15, 6, 6, 5 room dormitories)
  • Meal service through Colorado State Patrol Academy dining hall
mta staffing
MTA Staffing
  • Academy Director
  • Program Assistant
  • Instructors:
    • Selected Maintenance managers and supervisors
    • CDOT subject matter experts
    • External contract trainers
mta budget
MTA Budget
  • Approximately $1 million (annual)
    • Includes:
      • Staff compensation
      • Contract trainers
      • Operating expenses
      • Facilities (e.g., custodial, classrooms, dormitories)
      • Food service
    • Excludes:
      • Employee (attendee) salary & travel
      • CDOT course developer & instructor salaries
curriculum design oversight
Curriculum Design & Oversight
  • 20+ member MTA Curriculum Committee
    • Representatives selected by each Section’s Maintenance Superintendent
    • Membership representative by Maintenance Section, position level (TM I to Superintendent), and specialty areas
maintenance as a family
Maintenance as a “Family”
  • Application of “Family Systems” theory to strengthening work units
    • Similarities of families to work units
    • Use of family counseling strategies
      • Communication & conflict resolution skills
      • Roles, responsibilities, and expectations of members
  • Partnership with Univ. of Denver psychologists
mta contact information
MTA Contact Information
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