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Transportation, Logistics, and Distribution training coming to Rowan College at Burlington County

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People seeking a new rewarding career in the growing Transportation, Logistics, Distribution and Supply Chain sector may be eligible for free training and interviews with prospective employers through Rowan College at Burlington County’s (RCBC) Workforce Development Institute, in partnership with Union County College and funded by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. 

This field is responsible for more than one out of 10 jobs in New Jersey and averages a salary of $59,000 in Burlington County. Free information sessions are starting soon.

“Rowan College at Burlington County’s Workforce Development Institute continues to provide opportunities for relevant training in growing fields,” said Burlington County Freeholder Mary Ann O’Brien. “I encourage people to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to enter or advance in the Transportation, Logistics, Distribution and Supply Chain sector.”

RCBC is part of a regional Transportation, Logistics, Distribution and Supply Chain Industry Talent Development Center. The designation, which is in partnership with Union County College, comes with a state grant to establish a Center for Excellence to equip the workforce with the latest skills, technologies, certifications as well as connections to find jobs.

“This is another example of the Workforce Development Institute earning statewide recognition for its ability to create pathways for people entering into great careers,” said Rowan College at Burlington County President, Paul Drayton. “The Workforce Development Institute has been supplying the community with excellent training opportunities and I hope as many people take advantage of these as possible.”

RCBC will be offering free information sessions. Training is free for eligible candidates.

Wednesday, June 8, 7 p.m.
Rowan College at Burlington County, Mount Laurel Campus, Laurel Hall, Room 134. 
900 College Circle, Mt. Laurel.

Monday, June 13, 2 p.m.
Rowan College at Burlington County, Willingboro Center, room 216.
200 Campbell Drive Suite 210 on US Rt. 130 between Levitt and VanSciver Parkways in Willingboro

Tuesday, June 21, 2 p.m.
Rowan College at Burlington County, Willingboro Center, room 216.
200 Campbell Drive Suite 210 on US Rt. 130 between Levitt and VanSciver Parkways in Willingboro

Tuesday, June 28, 7 p.m.
Rowan College at Burlington County, Mount Laurel Campus, Laurel Hall, Room 303. 
900 College Circle, Mt. Laurel.

To attend, you must meet eligibility requirements which are: You must be actively collecting unemployment insurance, or recently exhausted benefits (in the last 52 weeks), and meet certain federal guidelines. Requirements for participation in the training class are: You must be a resident of New Jersey; be able to work immediately upon completion of training; have reliable transportation; submit required documentation; hold a high school diploma or GED; satisfactorily pass a background/drug screening for employment; and attend the information session and employer recruitment session.

To register for any of the information sessions or learn if you are eligible, interested jobseekers should contact Janissa Lovelace, Burlington County Workforce Development Board, at (609) 265-5865 or jlovelace@co.burlington.nj.us.

The majority of the occupations within the industry require a high school education and many require specific licensing, background checks or additional screenings. The industry within the cluster that is expected to add the largest amount of jobs from 2012 to 2022 is merchant wholesalers and durable goods. The fastest growing industry through the year 2022 is expected to be truck transportation with a projected growth rate of 17.9 percent, according the N.J. Department of Labor and Workforce Development.