Transit Career Ladders Training Program

training program

We are proud to announce BART was selected as one of 19 out of the 50 competing agencies to receive a Ladder of Opportunity Grant from the FTA.

The District is moving forward with our Transit Career Ladders Training program to promote transportation careers in low-income, unemployed and underemployed communities, and among minorities, veterans and women through participant enrollment in colleges programs to help fill future positions such as Electricians, Transit Vehicle Electronic Technicians (TVET) and Transit Communication Electronic Technicians (TCET).

The project funding requested for the TCLT Program will help to support creation of new and enhanced recruitment efforts for new transit entrants in Electronics and Electrical classifications for up to 85 participants.


May 16, 2016: The application period was March 29, 2016 to April 29, 2016 and is now CLOSED. Invitations to testing for eligible applicants were emailed May 13 -16, 2016. Applicants not selected to move forward in the TCLT program can still enroll at any of the participating colleges through their regular programs. For more information and to contact the college directly, see Partnering Colleges section below.

More Information

Download the Transit Career Ladders Training Program Brochure

Read our Frequently Asked Questions document about the program

Read the press releases "BART launches innovative tech training program partnership" and "BART receives $750,000 DOT grant for workforce development"  

Program and grant overview

Learn more about Transit Related Positions

Read our profile on Train Control Electronic Technicians 

Read our profile on Transit Vehicle Electronic Technicians

View all job descriptions at BART

Train control electronic technician


Contact Us:

To reach us, please email assistance with the online application, please call our hotline at 510-464-6112 from Monday to Friday 8:30-5:00 p.m.





Chabot (Hayward)

Gwendolyn McClain


Darvin Huang

CSM (San Mateo)

David Chin

DVC (Pleasant Hill)

Allison Albright

LMC (Pittsburg)

David Wahl

Partnering Workforce Investment Boards Locations

For resources such as use of computer, supportive services assistance, case management and job placement assistance, find your local career center for assistance at one of the locations websites below.  

  • East Bay Works is partnered with the following Workforce Investment Boards: Oakland Workforce Investment Board, Alameda County Workforce Investment Board, Richmond Workforce Investment Board, Contra Costa County Workforce Development Board. If you reside in any of these cities or counties, please go to the Eastbay Works website for information about Career Centers near you.
  • NOVA is directed by the NOVA Workforce Board, which works on behalf of an eight-jurisdiction consortium composed of Cupertino, Los Altos, Milpitas, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, and Sunnyvale, as well the entirety of San Mateo County.
  • San Francisco Workforce Investment Board offers Career Center services for the City and County of San Francisco, through its website
  • San Mateo County Investment Board offers Career Center services through its website: The Peninsula Works website partners with Career Centers in Daly City, San Mateo, Menlo Park and Sunnyvale. If you reside in or near any of these cities or counties, please go to the website for information about Career Centers near you.

Other Bay Area Workforce Investment Board Locations

Transit Vehicle Electronic Tech