Professional Development Training Courses
|The Workforce Development Branch (WDB) provides information and guidance to planning staff in order to enhance and encourage career development and upward mobility.|
The Workforce Development Branch (WDB) offers quality training to Transportation Planners, Planning Staff, and Partner Agencies. The training provides opportunities to Planning Staff to excel and achieve their personal goals, as well as the goals of Caltrans. OWD is responsible for registration, instructor, and classroom costs; the attendees’ District or Program is responsible for any travel and per diem costs.
WDB coordinates with
other districts and divisions with the help of Professional Development
Liaisons (PDLs), who act as a conduit
between Planning staff, management, and OWD. PDLs mentor employees, disseminate
information on training, rotations, and other development opportunities. They
assist in identifying future training needs for the district, and facilitate
and/or conduct college recruitment. Each district/division PDL is the single
point of contact for communication from WDB to the district/division, and is
the person to contact for additional training information.
Training Coordinators and PDLs work hand in hand with one another to provide information and guidance to planning staff to enhance and encourage career development and upward mobility. In smaller districts, one person may act as both PDL and Training Coordinator. In larger districts a PDL and a Training Coordinator may be two separate individuals.
For more information, please contact Alison Grimes.