Employers prompt new course at LMC

Published 10:40 pm Sunday, November 21, 2010

In response to requests from local employers, Lake Michigan College is offering a new credit course in logistics during the upcoming winter semester that begins Jan. 10. “Introduction to Logistics” will be offered at the Bertrand Crossing Campus in Niles on Mondays from 6 to 9 p.m.

An information session for individuals interested in learning about local careers in logistics and the college’s training opportunities in this field will be held Thursday, Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bertrand Crossing Campus. Spanish-speaking, bilingual individuals are strongly encouraged to attend.

Due to the transportation requirements of many companies in Michiana, the college is developing classes to fill this geographic need. Area companies are looking for employees who have been trained in the basics of logistics, ready to join their companies in entry-level positions and move into company-specific training for a variety of jobs.

Logistics is the management of the flow of goods, information and other resources between the point of origin and point of consumption in order to meet the requirements of customers. It is getting the right thing to the right place at the right time. From receiving raw materials, to warehousing and distribution, to setting down product on customers’ doorstep, logistics work is fast paced and requires attention to detail.  An logistics positions includes cargo and freight agents; freight forwarders; ship and receiving traffic clerks; logistics analysts; warehouse employees; customer support; and facility load planners.

Those interested in attending the free information session can pre-register at www.lakemichigancollege.edu/logistics or call (269) 926-6832.

The college’s winter semester begins Jan. 10. A full schedule of classes is available at www.lakemichigancollege.edu/winter.