Employees in transportation, logistics and distribution may attend an industry-specific training program, Introduction to Logistics, at Union County College, free of charge, through a grant from the New Jersey Business and Industry Association. This is a 48-hour comprehensive learning experience. This program is valuable to anyone employed in industry that requires increased knowledge of worldwide logistics. Employees in customer service, purchasing, warehousing, logistics, transportation and other multi-functioning departments in manufacturing or distribution are welcome.

The class will be held two evenings per week Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Kellogg Building at 40 W. Jersey Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07202 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Employers are encouraged to offer these classes to their employees as opportunities for professional development. Content includes world geography, industry-specific documentation such as airway bills, export forms and commercial invoices as well as MRP and TMS software. Training in communication skills, customer service, team building and logistics vocabulary is also included. Seating is limited to 16. Registration is required.

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Formers student of the program say, "The topics were informative and relevant, with a lot of real life applications," and "As we work in a support industry to a small section of the logistics chain, seeing the bigger picture is important. We now feel we are more knowledgeable business partners to our clients."

While not specifically directed at preparation for certification, or for taking exams, this course covers some knowledge required for some standard industry examinations.

For more information and registration instructions, please visit the Union County College website at www.ucc.edu/go/ibi, call Nancy Burke at 908-527-7207 or email Burke@ucc.edu.