Safety and Operations Training

Highlighted Project

NYS Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)

First Line of Defense Training

Willdan and its subcontractor, Archangel Associates Inc., have supported the MTA during Phases I, II, and III of the Security Awareness Training Program. In support of the Phase I curriculum development, the Willan team participated in a series of meetings with MTA agency training stakeholders to conduct a needs assessment of past and current curriculum and to identify core competencies applicable throughout the MTA. The trainings use an advanced, instructor led, decision-based curriculum that incorporates video scenarios to facilitate discussion and create a realistic training environment. For each phase, Willdan’s team led the development of the course content based on previous trainings and created short scripted video segments to facilitate the students’ ability to grasp and demonstrate an understanding of the identified key knowledge, skill and ability areas. The curriculum supporting the Phase III First Line of Defense course received FEMA approval, through the National Training and Education Division, for inclusion in the Approved Sponsored Course Catalog. To date, our instructional staff has delivered over 3,500 courses and trained over 20,840 NYS MTA personnel..