Ben Bhojedat reenters workforce after completion of WDI program
Monday, Oct 14, 2019

Ben Bhojedat speaking at a panel for WDI event

(Photo Caption: Ben Bhojedat, as featured in our Transportation, Logistics and Distribution video.) 

For most people, job security is an important factor when considering a career. However, with downsizing, outsourcing, recessions and natural disasters, job security is no longer a given in the modern workplace. For Ben Bhojedat, that reality hit close to home when he was laid off due to the relocation of his former employer. 

Ben was referred to RCBC’s Supply Chain Management program from the N.J. Department of Labor and Workforce Development for options in employment and getting back into the workforce. To be honest, he was reluctant to begin the program. To be brutally honest, he wasn’t sure it would yield any prospects with regard to employment opportunities.

“After starting the program, my perspective changed. It opened my eyes to another side of logistics, and as the program progressed, it built a sense of ownership in that the additional knowledge I gained helped me in so many ways,” Ben said. 

Ben found that he was able to directly apply what he learned at RCBC to his future career at Cargo Solutions Express, a 3PL (third-party logistics) company that has multiple locations throughout the U.S.

“When you start to get into 3PL services, it's a different ball game altogether from brokering LTL /TL (less than truckload/truckload) shipments from weight to space, mileage calculations and different factors involved in coming up with a final figure for tendering a shipment. I love working in logistics, one reason being every day offers something different; no two days are ever the same,” Ben said.

Ben holds a Communications degree from Iona College in New Rochelle, New York. He now works as Lead Operations Support at Cargo Solutions Express. During his free time, he enjoys working on his car and spending time with his family. 

For more information about RCBC’s Workforce Development Institute, visit rcbc.edu/workforce. To view our Transportation, Logistics and Distribution video, click here. 

Ben’s story is part of RCBC’s 50 stories for 50 years. In honor of the college’s 50th anniversary, RCBC is profiling students, faculty, administrators, alumni and the college community. Anyone interested in being featured can contact rcbcnews@rcbc.edu. To follow along on social media, use #RCBC50Stories.