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Georgia Tech to offer free online classes 100 seeking logistics jobs

On Common Ground News: The Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL) annoucement to partner with the City of Covington, Newton County and the surrounding counties to bring the LEAP online courses.

The City of Covington and Newton County are partnering with the Georgia Institute of Technology to provide a pilot program to help spur growth in the field of logistics.

Residents of Newton, Rockdale, Walton, Jasper, DeKalb and Morgan counties are invited to register for the Logistics Education And Pathways (LEAP) program. Tuition is free for the first 100 participants.

“The Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL) is pleased to partner with the City of Covington, Newton County and the surrounding counties to bring the LEAP online courses in a pilot program to those who are eager to increase their knowledge of the logistics industry,” said Carole Bennett, director of Program Development and Marketing at Georgia Tech. “These students will learn the fundamentals needed to help prepare them for entry-level positions in this quickly growing industry.”

The four online courses consist of Supply Chain Management Principles, Warehousing Operations, Transportation Operations, and Customer Service Operations. After completing each class, students will receive a Georgia Tech Certificate.

“As demand for qualified job applicants increase, this certificate will only become more valuable,” said Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston. “This is truly a life- changing opportunity that is being made available.”

According to Fortune magazine, industries and businesses in logistics will be looking to fill roughly 1.4 million jobs by 2018. The increase in jobs, combined with a shortage of qualified candidates, means one thing – an exciting opportunity for those willing to meet the requirements, officials say.

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