Guilford Apprenticeship Partners to launch Supply Chain and Logistics track; set to host business recruitment session
Guilford Apprenticeship Partners (GAP), the fastest-growing youth apprenticeship program in North Carolina, is set to launch its sixth industry track this fall — Supply Chain and Logistics.
GAP will host a business recruitment meeting for supply chain and logistics companies on Tuesday, August 6th from 10:00-11:30am at Guilford Technical Community College’s Cameron Campus (7908 Leabourne Road, Colfax).
As with all prior tracks, GAP convenes businesses from various sectors to work with GTCC representatives to develop a curriculum that will best mold the apprentices to become exactly what the partner companies need for their future workforce.
Todd Poteat of Bright Plastics and Chair of Guilford Apprenticeship Partners explains, “This important gathering gives interested companies the environment to ask questions and gather key details.”
Guilford County’s workforce is strongly represented in the supply chain and logistics industry, which has high demand for skilled workers. This sector is exciting and fast-paced; leading the coordination of the planning, procurement, movement and storage of goods across the globe.
Jobs in the field include work in distribution centers, transportation hubs, global corporate supply chain organizations and in logistics and supply chain service providers.
Brent Christensen, President and CEO of the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, said, “Students who complete the supply chain and logistics track will be able to fill vital roles in our local economy. This work spans management, purchasing, inventory control and import and export activities. The opportunities are virtually limitless.”
Tammy Simmons of Machine Specialties, Inc. and founding GAP member states, “GAP is tremendously excited to launch the supply chain logistics track as this is a critical sector for our region.”
Once recruited, supply chain and logistics companies will join the 26 and growing companies that are part of Guilford Apprenticeship Partners. With Guilford County Schools upcoming launch of five signature career academies, one specifically for logistics, GAP is eager to connect businesses with top-notch apprentices.
“The momentum achieved through apprenticeships in addition to GCS’ career academies is a profound launch pad for so many bright futures,” said Patrick Chapin, President and CEO of Business High Point-Chamber of Commerce.
For further information on Guilford Apprenticeship Partners, contact Meridith Berger, Greensboro Chamber at email@example.com or Brian Norris, Business High Point-Chamber of Commerce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Guilford Apprenticeship Partners Guilford Apprenticeship Partners, also known as GAP, uses a proven model to help businesses build their own reliable talent pipeline. Forward-thinking companies are looking for the next generation of leaders to step into key roles and joining GAP to advance their efforts. GAP is the fastest growing youth apprenticeship program in North Carolina with currently five industry sectors: automotive, aviation, advanced manufacturing, IT/cybersecurity, and HVAC. GAP is a business-led partnership in collaboration with the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, Business High Point-Chamber of Commerce, Guilford County Schools, and Guilford Technical Community College.