The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program said Tuesday it received approval from the U.S. Department of Labor to offer the registered logistics technician apprenticeship program through the Pro-Action Education Network.
Apprentices in the logistics technician apprenticeship program will earn money while learning. They will perform 2,000 hours of paid, on-the-job training and classroom training based on the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council Logistics Technician Certification.
They will learn about supply chain logistics, material handling, equipment operations, quality control, order processing, inventory control and safety measurement.
“The new registered apprenticeship program complements our existing suite of apprenticeships in industrial manufacturing production technician, technical sales representative, IMPT [Industrial Manufacturing Production Technician] Food, and IMPT CNC [Computer Numerical Control],” NJMEP Director of Apprenticeships Patricia Moran said. “Throughout the industry, there is a shortage of apprentices and so we are continuing to make a significant investment in growing skilled technicians who can be the future of our businesses.”
NJMEP President John Kennedy says the registered apprenticeship program provides employees with a comprehensive overview and introduction to logistics and the necessary skills required to contribute more to their employers.