Cowlitz warehouse and logistics training available
Free program for those who qualify includes job experience, certifications
LONGVIEW - Informational meetings for a new warehouse and logistics training program will take place Dec. 8 for eligible participants.
The meetings are free and will take place at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Conference Room A in the Student Center at Lower Columbia College, 1600 Maple St., in Longview. For more information, contact Rosalind Mallett, with Longview Goodwill, at 360.425.6929.
The Career Pipeline Project, a partnership of Tacoma Community College and Goodwill and funded through a federal grant, provides the opportunity to receive a Warehouse Clerk Certificate with knowledge of shipping/receiving, packing, assembly and safe-material handling; forklift operator certification; and 15-20 college credits in logistics, math and computer use in a classroom setting. Classes will be held daily Jan. 4-March 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Longview Goodwill office, 1030 15th Ave., Suite 300, in Longview. Space is limited.
Participants must be able move 50 pounds and meet certain income requirements (discussed at the meetings); be at least age 18; unemployed or looking for career advancement; and be able to read at a high school level. Veterans are highly encouraged to attend.
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About the Career Pipeline Project in Warehousing & Logistics
The Career Pipeline Project in Warehousing & Logistics is a partnership of Tacoma Community College, Tacoma Goodwill, Yakima Valley Community College, Lower Columbia College, Tacoma Community House, the Association for Washington Business and Pierce County Careers Connection. The group received a nearly $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor in February 2009 for a three-year program to train workers for the warehousing and distribution industry. The goal of the program is to create a "pipeline" of qualified and skilled workers. For more information, contact Dr. Kathleen L. McDonald, project director, at 253.460.4419 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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