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July 28, 2022 – Georgia Tech Institute of Supply Chain and Logistics (GT-SCL) residing and supported by the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE)in coordination with Georgia Tech Professional Education (WGPE), is exwhile his Logistics Training and Pathway Program (LEAP) with Georgian Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Reintegration program implement services for eligible participants inChatam, Bibb and Muscogee Education Transition Centers (ETC).
The goal ETCs is to reduce recidivism and allow attendees with the tools, coaching, and opportunities for Advance as a productive member of society with sustainable employment and a rewarding career.LEAP is a fast certification program that prepares secondary education students to compete for high growth success works in the field of supply chain and logisticsa result that is a natural component of the mission of ETCs.
“I I want to thank Georgia Tech for being a great business partner in rehabilitating our youth involved in the justice system,” said Tyrone Oliver, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice. “The LEAP program will helping our young people learn valuable skills to help them towards a better future.”
Initially, eis Partnership starts with a pilot program in July 2019and culminated when DJJ’s Chatham ETC hosted thego Prize-giving ceremony on the Savannah Campus of Georgia Tech.Develop this program in 2022 will equip students not only in Chatham Countybut now in Bibb and Muscogee VSonties with the knowledge, skills and qualifications necessary for a career in therapid growth Supply chain and logistics industry. All funding for the LEAP program comes from industry partners such as the GA Power Foundation, the Schneider Foundation and JP Morgan Chase & Co.In addition, DJJ also contributed to the financing of this successful partnership with ETCs.
The LEAP program initially covers agreement with theSsupply VShate Mmanagement Principles course and theAnd the various areas of the supply chain through three other optional courses (that’s to say, VScustomer Sservice, Ohousing Ooperations, and Jtransportation Ooperations). This also explore with students how the supply chain supports organizations’ strategic and financial goalsand current events through conferences on the subject and simulation exercises.
After completing the program, sstudents receive an official GTPE Certificate of VScompletion for each completed pass/fail LEAP course (Supply chain management PrinciplesCustomer service Operations, Transport operations and warehouse operations), these are all sanctioned by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.Typically, their end-of-pprogramthere is a price vsceremony where they receive their professional education certificate from Georgia Tech Vocational Training (GTPE).
“While earning GT vocational training credentials, attending field trips to Gulfstream, GA Ports Authority, Amazon or Dynacraft and enhancing their potential for employment in the booming chain industry savannah supply, may have served as the initial motivation to try the program, the impact has been immeasurable. Our students grew up in areas that boosted their self-confidence, work ethics, and intrinsic motivation. As a result, our students see themselves as productive citizens with credentials for quality jobs or careers in their future,” said ArtLisa Alston-Cone, Head Teacher, DJJ Chatham ETC.
Students have a working knowledge of supply chain and logistics fundamentals and will be immediately prepared for internships and job opportunities.Two students completed more than one course, indicating their interest and aptitude in this area. A student who was already working in a distribution company actually took four courses, earning a Certificate of the Fundamentals of Logistics program. Anear the program december of 2019 with the DJ’s Chatham ETC, Seven of the Eleven graduates received job offers, and aotherNope were scheduled for interviews, making the program a great success. ETC students have met all the requirements of the juvenile system. They are in transition to become productive members of society. At this point, many students meet the requirements to graduate from high school or graduate from high school. They usually live with their family, a guardian or in a halfway house
“We’ve all had times in our liyou when someone has reduced us, intentionally or not. There will be still be that student in the corner that you think he doesn’t care aboutbut with proper attention and care they can become a star. It’s easy to predetermine what someone is capable of doing; but when these students Take itis program, the light bulb goes out, and they become interested and develop a passion and confidence because of this course“, said Charles Easley Jr., GT-SCL Project manager and trainer.
The program is delivered in a cohort format so that students always feel supported not only by the instructors but also by their classmates. Students receive educational content but also learn to integrate their training into reality world, so that they are ready to perform in the workplace. Students are taken on field trips with the support of community partners for therna how to apply their knowledge and see how the supply chain works. In previous years, students have been taken to the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta to explore the Ferst Center for the Arts, the Supply Chain and Logistics Institute, and The H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) so they can see what options are available to them for future work careers. During these visits, they were able to participate in student information sessions, To see the innovative technology in ISyE’s physical internet lab and interact with professors like Benoit Montreuil, Tim Brown, GJ-SCL, and role models like General Ron Johnsonprofessor of practice and student ambassadors of the ISyE. Students were also taken to Gulfstream in Savannah and The Georgia Fair where they participated in a hands-on project to map the food supply chain process.