About Us

What We Do

We specialize in providing clients in the railroad industry with comprehensive, customized training services to comply with regulatory training requirements and grow organizational potential.

​As the industry becomes more competitive and regulated, the need for effective employee training increases. Spark Training Solutions has been at the forefront of creating a consistent instructional design approach to meet and exceed the upcoming regulatory training requirements. We help clients prepare for industry-wide changes and other organizational training needs from onboarding to leadership development.

Regardless of the size of the project, we work with clients to determine learning objectives and provide tools and support to make the desired outcomes achievable. Pairing our expertise in training with your expertise in business produces learning experiences that truly spark results.



Our founder and CEO, Katie Inouye, can appreciate the complexity of changes the railroad industry is facing. She worked at Class 1 railroad to create industry training standards and led Class 1 subcommittees for the Federal Railroad Administration’s Training Standard Rule in 49 CFR Part 243.


She has a proven record of working with Class 1 railroads, short line railroads, and contractors to help them flip their training from a burden to an organizational asset.


We have had the privilege of serving several Class 1 railroads, short line railroads, and railroad contractors, including: