North Lake shares course and program offerings
IRVING, Texas- North Lake College’s Logistics Technology program will host its first Logistics Information Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on November 7-8, 2012. An additional evening session will be held Thursday, Nov. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
New to Coppell, North Lake’s Logistics Technology program grew enrollment by 61 percent last year. Faculty member Jeffrey Wendt hopes the upcoming fair will continue this growth. “We want to get our name out there so people know where we’re at and what we’re doing,” explains Wendt. “The Logistics Information Fair is a doorway for students and local businesses.”
From meeting faculty members to entering textbook raffles, fair attendees will learn about North Lake’s continuing education classes as well as certificate and degree offerings. “I had a student in one class who took the course simply because it sounded interesting,” says Wendt. “The classroom actually changed that woman’s life. She’s gone from not even knowing what logistics is to becoming a Logistics Analyst in the field.”
Beginning January 2013, NLC’s Logistics Technology program will offer night classes to accommodate working students. The first of these is a Wednesday evening ‘Introduction to Business Logistics’ course— an overview of supply chain and logistics processes. Students who lack the time or transportation to attend classes on campus may instead earn their certificate or a degree online. “We have truck drivers taking the classes online while sitting in their cab,” explains Wendt. “That’s pretty amazing.”
According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, material handling and logistics is one of America's largest and fastest growing industries, employing more than 700,000 workers. The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council expects the field to continue growing 15 percent annually.
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