“We are pleased to have been selected to be a leader in the development of
supply chain management and logistics training,” said Broward College President
J. David Armstrong, Jr. “With this grant we can deliver high quality education
consistently across the United States with industry-recognized credentials to
ensure the future and a competitive edge for the supply chain management and
College will lead the “Leveraging, Integrating, Networking, Coordinating
Supplies” consortium and coordinate efforts with partnering colleges on developing a set
of eight stackable and latticed credentials that will provide workers with
skills suitable for entry and middle-level employment in supply chain
management. Program content will be developed by the consortium’s university
partners and delivered by consortium colleges through traditional, hybrid and
on-line instruction. Industry-approved internships, apprenticeships and
on-the-job training are part of the program as well.
"Florida's workforce must be
armed with the skills necessary to succeed in the 21st century economy,"
said Florida College System Chancellor Randy Hanna. "Broward College is
leading an effort to train workers to be successful in supply chain
management. The $24.5 million awarded to the consortium will go a long way
in helping students and businesses succeed."
members include St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg, FL; Florida State
College at Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL; Northwestern University, Chicago,
IL; Long Beach Community College, Long Beach, CA; Georgia Institute of
Technology, Atlanta, GA; Harper College, Palatine, IL; Rutgers University,
Newark, NJ; Essex County College, Newark, NJ; Union Community College,
Cranford, NJ; Columbus State Community College, Columbus, OH; and San Jacinto
Community College, Pasadena, TX.
newly created industry recognized certifications will be based on an evidenced
based design endorsed by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
(CSCMP). CSCMP has a leadership role in SCM, and the increase in domestic
distribution and exports of U.S. manufactured goods.
worker training will improve our nation’s competitive advantage in import and
export of goods and services,” said
CEO Rick Blasgen.
more information on the grant, contact Ellyn Drotzer, associate vice president
resource development at 954-201-7493, or Merrie Meyers, grants development
manager at Broward College, at 954-201-7484 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Broward College is ranked as one of the top ten community colleges in the
nation by the Aspen Institute. Serving more than 68,000 students annually,
Broward College provides residents with certificate programs, two-year
university-transfer degrees, two-year career degrees and baccalaureate degrees
in selected programs. The mission of the college is to provide high-quality
educational programs and services that are affordable and accessible to a
diverse community of learners. For more information, visit www.broward.edu.