Workforce Development News

Workforce Development News


  • by HAUL
  • Monday, March 07, 2016

San Jacinto College and the Houston Area Urban League (HAUL) presented “Developing a Sustainable Supply Chain Workforce for America’s Next Distribution Hub” at the Federal Reserve Bank Dallas, Houston Branch on February 23, 2016. Margaret Kidd, Project Director TAACCCT LINCS Grant-San Jacinto College North stated, “It was not by chance that the evening of empowerment was held at this location—with downtown Houston as a backdrop, the Banks magnificent architecture as venue, and the role this location plays in the regional economy.”

The evening featured keynote speaker, Rick Blasgen, President & CEO, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, a presentation by the John Mosley, Sr. Director of Trade Development, Port of Houston Authority and remarks by Judson W. Robinson III, President & CEO, HAUL. The event was moderated by Eric Goodie, Director, HAUL, gathered, academia, IBUS advisory board members, non-profit social service agencies, industry and Program students who have completed the LINCS SCM program to obtain their SCPro certification.

Leslie Backus, National Principal Investigator, TAACCCT LINCS Grant, Broward College was on hand to acknowledge the program’s success as part of the national consortium. The program is funded by a $24.5 Million grant awarded by the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration to the LINCS Supply Chain management consortium consisting of Broward College, Columbus State Community College, Essex County College, Florida State College, San Jacinto College, St. Petersburg College, Union County College, Georgia Institute of Technology, Northwestern University and Rutgers University.


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