Eighteen transitioning U.S. Army service members recently completed Savannah Tech’s Fast Track Logistics training program through a partnership with Heroes Make America and STC’s Economic Development continuing education division.
This cohort spent eight weeks learning about the logistics industry, including an overview of global supply chain, logistics, material handling, quality control principles, workplace communications, safety, and equipment operation. They also worked on best practices for securing civilian career employment including resume preparation, interviewing skills, salary negation, networking and job searching. The next cohort begins October 16.
Nine have accepted jobs offers with employers including JCB, Georgia Pacific, International Paper, Hyundai Materials, and Niagara Bottling. The other half of the cohort remain on active duty through January 2024 and are activity interviewing in the manufacturing and logistics industry.
Participants earned certifications in forklift safety training, OSHA 30 for general industry, and two nationally recognized credentials — Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) and Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) from the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC). The core competencies as defined by MSSC, cover nationally validated skills standards for higher skilled, frontline material handling workers across all supply chain facilities: factories, warehouses, distribution centers and transporters.
Heroes MAKE America is The Manufacturing Institute’s initiative to build connections between the military community and the manufacturing industry. Its signature program, a DoD-approved Skill-Bridge, provides transitioning service members, veterans, National Guard, reservists and military spouses with the skills and certifications to find and excel in manufacturing careers. Heroes MAKE America offers in-person training at Fort Riley, Kan.; Fort Cavazos, Texas; Fort Liberty, N.C.; Fort Campbell, Ky., Fort Stewart and a 100% virtual training option.
STC’s Professional Continuing Education Department provides short-term classes in both traditional and online classroom settings. Continuing Education classes do not require formal enrollment into the college. Courses cover a variety of skills and workforce development options that match both personal and professional development needs. For more details about other classes visit: https://www.savannahtech. edu/learn-now.