On Thursday, April 14, 2016, Union County College (UCC) officials announced a $900,000 grant through which the school will conduct programming for workers in New Jersey’s transportation, logistics, and distribution (TLD) industry.
The grant prepares UCC to develop and deliver training programs for incumbent workers at employers in the state and in training programs that will provide skills to unemployed workers and prepare them for entry into jobs.
Union County College has a campus located in Elizabeth, near the Port of New York and New Jersey and its constituent major transportation highways. Recently, the school has been instrumental in offering industry-specific training in Supply Chain Management as part of a consortium of twelve colleges and universities across the country.
For instance, UCC’s participation in the LINCS Supply Chain Management Program includes curriculum development for a series of eight training modules in Supply Chain Management and strong delivery of these programs to companies at their campuses for the past two years.
UCC also enjoys partnerships with key members of the TLD sector. Support for the new TLD Talent Development Center was contributed by Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, Valcor Engineering, East Coast Warehouse, Atalanta Corp., and other entities that recognized the need for a broader talent pool in the state of New Jersey from which to recruit professionals as the TLD sector continues to grow.