From truck, train, and bus drivers and mechanics, to electrical technicians and vehicle inspectors, apprenticeship programs are training thousands of workers in America's transportation, logistics and distribution industry. Apprenticeship training helps companies innovate and stay competitive in the global economy, and ensures transportation workers have the knowledge and skills needed for today and tomorrow.
"Werner Enterprises is proud to be a pioneer of Apprenticeship in the trucking industry. Werner's apprenticeship programs are a testimony to our commitment to Veteran Friendly and Veteran Ready."
Jim Morbach, Associate Vice President, Student and Government Recruiting, Werner Enterprises
High-Demand Apprenticeship Occupations:
UPS is committed to ensuring its workers have the skills needed to excel on the job. To accomplish this, they invest in comprehensive training. Apprenticeship programs are a key component of the company's commitment to quality skills training. The UPS delivery driver apprenticeship program is a strong recruiting tool to attract new employees. The apprenticeship program is particularly beneficial for veterans, who may receive G.I. Bill educational support. The training model has helped to bolster recruitment of veterans and promotes their retention on the job. UPS has committed to hiring 50,000 veterans by 2018 and the apprenticeship program is helping them achieve that goal.
These resources provide the information and building blocks you need to start designing your apprenticeship program.
For more resources, program examples, and marketing materials, go to the Transportation, Logistics & Distribution Community of Practice page.
TransPORTs, a program of South Central Louisiana Technical College, is leading the development of apprenticeship programs in transportation, distribution and logistics (TDL) with a special focus on companies, organizations and unions working with our nation's ports. TransPORTs provides:
On July 13, 2017, TransPORTS hosted Port of Houston Commissioner Clyde Fitzgerald and Alan Robb, President of International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) South Atlantic and Gulf Coast region, and representatives from more than 30 leading TDL industry employers and colleges at the Apprenticeship Accelerator in Houston, TX.
FASTPORT, Inc. is an employment software development company that builds products to help all members of the military community find meaningful employment. Using its proprietary technology, FASTPORT is committed to matching military job seekers to employers actively hiring from the military community. FASTPORT partners with employers that lead their industry and are willing to devote resources to take an active role in military recruiting to help change the way service members, veterans and spouses transition into civilian employment. As a Transportation & Logistics industry intermediary, FASTPORT helps companies build and sustain vibrant apprenticeship programs by signing apprentices under a current, approved National Standard. To accomplish that goal for the industry, FASTPORT works with companies individually to create, improve, and fill their program with the best candidates available, particularly veterans, transitioning service members, and members of the Guard and Reserve.
On March 23, 2017, FASTPORT hosted the Apprenticeship Accelerator for Transportation & Logistics Sector employers, training curriculum providers, and associations. This accelerator provided an opportunity for companies at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, KY to quickly learn about how to develop and register apprenticeship programs.