News Article | 6/9/2009

Alliance Hub to offer national logistics training program

A new national training program funded by a U.S. Department of Labor grant will use the Alliance Global Logistics Hub in Fort Worth to train professionals in the logistics industry.

Hillwood, the developer of Alliance Global Logistics Hub, said Tuesday that the Washington, D.C.-based Manufacturing Skills Standards Council will be offering training, evaluations and certificate programs at the hub to enhance and promote training for supply chain logistics workers.

The training program, which will be managed through the Tarrant County College-Corporate Services campus at Alliance, will offer a Certified Logistics Associate certificate and a mid-technical level Certified Logistics Technician certificate to workers seeking gainful employment in the logistics sector.

“These training programs and certifications are the collective efforts of our industry partners, MSSC and Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas, which was generously supported by the funding of the U.S. Department of Labor,” said David Setzer, director of Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas.

Several companies operating in the Alliance Global Logistics Hub supported the creation of the program. Participants included Americold Logistics, Andersen Logistics, Behr, Bridgestone/Firestone, DSC Logistics, Exel Logistics, J.C. Penney Co., Motorola, Patterson Dental, Premium Waters and W.W. Grainger.