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College launches new fast-track Logistics certificate program

After gathering input and advice from regional businesses, Anoka Technical College is pleased to announce the new Logistics credit certificate beginning fall semester 2014. The certificate is only 16 credits and can be completed in one semester, or two at the choice of the student.

The in-demand nature of the field of logistics has created some buzz around the new Anoka Tech program in the community.

“The world of logistics – moving products from point A to point B, including the production of, packaging and transporting of goods via air, ocean and road – is a dynamic and rewarding career choice,” said Dave Weakly, Business Development, King Solutions, Inc.  “Nearly everything around us all over the world was transported at one point, so supply chain management is here to stay. In fact, the state of logistics is a strong indicator of the strength of our economy. As businesses grow, more companies require logistical expertise to optimize how they manage their supply chains and the movement of their goods.  The logistics industry offers many career opportunities in operations, marketing, information technology, data management, human resources, accounting, and finance. It’s a smart career path for anyone looking to develop a life-long career path where he or she can make a difference in the marketplace.”

The Anoka Tech Logistics certificate courses will be offered in the evening and on Saturdays to target incumbent workers looking to advance in their careers, veterans who often have experience performing similar tasks, as well as graduates wishing to enter the job market for the first time.

“Students will learn to manage the entire life cycle of a product, including acquisitions, distribution, allocation and delivery,” noted Sherry Wickstrom, Anoka Tech Dean of Academic Affairs and one of the program’s primary developers.  “This is an exciting field and one that is growing rapidly.  An employee can enter a logistics career at the ground level and find great opportunity for mobility in the field."

Logistics is the first of several new programs that the college will be rolling out over the next few years.  As the economy recovers and grows, the college is finding new opportunities for innovative career programs to develop.

To assist selected students, Anoka Technical Foundation is offering three $500 scholarships for the new program.

 

For more information about the high-quality programs at Anoka Technical College, visit www.AnokaTech.edu.

 

Logisitics

After gathering input and advice from regional businesses, Anoka Technical College is pleased to announce the new Logistics credit certificate beginning fall semester 2014.