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Jamaine Gibson named ATU Director of Apprenticeships and Workforce Development

Recognizing the importance of workforce development and apprenticeship programs to the ATU and the transit industry, International President John Costa is pleased to announce Jamaine Gibson will join the International staff and serve in a new role as Director of ATU Apprenticeships and Workforce Development.

“With the changing technology and demands in our industry, it is crucial that our members are trained and prepared to meet the challenges on the job—not only today, but in the future,” said International President Costa. “Jamaine has already been assisting the International and working with Locals across the U.S. and Canada to develop innovative apprenticeship and workforce development programs across all segments of the ATU membership. We look forward to Jamaine continuing this important work especially as many transit systems move towards zero-emission vehicles with the boost in funding for these programs from the bipartisan Infrastructure and Build Back Better Acts.”

Under Jamaine's guidance, Local 265’s Joint Workforce Investment (JWI) program in conjunction with the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) set the standard for workforce development and apprenticeships in the industry. He was both a mentee and mentor in the program before rising to be JWI Apprenticeship Coordinator.

Brother Gibson joined Local 265 as a VTA bus operator in 2011, after working for 10 years as a United Autoworkers (UAW) safety representative at the New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI).