Technical educators learn how to start up materials handling & logistics training programs

More than 50 educators and administrators from technical high schools, colleges and community colleges around the country will attend Wednesday’s day-long Technical Career Education Conference.

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More than 50 educators and administrators from technical high schools, colleges and community colleges around the country will attend Wednesday’s day-long Technical Career Education Conference. The participants will learn how to establish a materials handling and logistics instruction program at their schools.

“The goal of the conference is to expose these program leaders to our industry and offer them an opportunity to partner with MHI as they educate and develop tomorrow’s workforce,” explained Ray Niemeyer, MHI’s education services director. “We make a significant investment in our Technical Career Education Program (TCEP), including developing classroom materials, establishing networking opportunities within the industry, instructor education, and supporting academic programs. We hope more schools will leverage these resources to help them deliver trained individuals to enter our industry.” 

Acknowledging the differing educational needs of high school versus college level students, the conference will offer both joint and separate sessions on a variety of topics. Led by administrators and programs already in existence, presentations include how to build a program from the ground up, the importance of hands-on learning and training within a working warehouse lab, and how to secure quality educational resources and certifications.

Participants will also take a special tour of the show floor to specifically visit the key technologies needed in a live working warehouse lab. More information about the TCEP program can be found at http://www.mhi.org/tcep.

MHI is also announcing the publication of Fundamentals of Warehousing & Distribution, Volume 3: Warehouse & Personal Performance. This textbook was designed to build on the knowledge of warehouse equipment, processes and operations introduced in volumes 1 and 2. Volume 3 focuses on how the performance of equipment, processes and employees come together in different types of warehouses.

The goal of Volume 3, written by industry professionals, is to broaden the student’s understanding of why a warehouse uses certain types of equipment and how those choices impact the performance of that facility. It also focuses on personal performance and the metrics placed on the employees

The book will be available for purchase in MHI’s booth (Booth 3355).

ProMat 2013 is scheduled to be held January 21-24, 2013 in Chicago’s McCormick Place South. The tradeshow will showcase the latest manufacturing, distribution and supply chain solutions in the material handling and logistics industry. Modern’s complete ProMat 2013 coverage.


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