Prologis, Inc. (NYSE: PLD) is helping to provide rapid skills training for workers in the Chicago region for careers in transportation, distribution, and the logistics sectors by offering a free training program in conjunction with Harper College, a community college in Palatine, Illinois.
Developed in partnership with JFF (Jobs for the Future), a national nonprofit, the new online curriculum will help job candidates learn fundamentals of e-commerce, supply chain and inventory management, safety, and other key skills required for logistics careers.
“At a time when millions of Americans are struggling to find work, the logistics industry can provide a stepping stone to stable employment and long-term career opportunities,” said Steven Hussain, director of community workforce programs at Prologis. “This new initiative is focused on creating an accelerated pathway to careers in logistics while addressing hiring demand for the fastest growing employers in the region,” he added.
The online Prologis Warehousing and Distribution Program provides self-paced, 30- to 45-minute courses that can be taken via a mobile app or on a computer and are designed to be accessible for adults of all ages and education levels.
The Chicago region is one of seven communities selected by Prologis and JFF to offer the online training and connect interested workers with regional employment opportunities in the industry.