In an effort to address the growing issue of finding qualified supply chain technicians, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has just launched an apprentice program to train and certify technicians to work in the logistics and warehousing space.
The initiative was officially announced on April 18 in Camp Hill and is aimed at training apprentices in forklift certification, truck driving, fleet maintenance, warehouse safety, and electronic warehouse management systems. Apprentices will also receive access to related technical instruction from classroom and e-learning through two community colleges.
The program is a part of a bigger project started by Governor Tom Wolf, called ‘PAsmart’ to invest in job training, and science and technology education for Pennsylvanians. Wolf has suggested $10 million this year for ‘PAsmart’ in a bid to strengthen career and technical education for adults and to enhance the overall skill-sets of Pennsylvania workers.