The Hudson County Community College Center for Business & Industry to Celebrate Students Completing Supply Chain Management Program

Posted: 3/17/2017
Jennifer Christopher, 201-360-4061, jchristopher@hccc.edu or Roger Jones, 201-200-1080, rj@jonesandassociatescommunications.com

March 15, 2017, Jersey City, NJ – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Center for Business & Industry (CBI) will hold a graduation breakfast for the students who are completing the first Supply Chain Management certification courses. The event will take place on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the College’s Culinary Conference Center, located at 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City.

The Supply Chain Management training was made possible through the Ready to Work New Jersey (RTWNJ) grant. The RTWNJ program is administered by the New Jersey Community College Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development and is funded with state and federal grants. RTWNJ provides training and job development services, as well as on-the-job training primarily for the long-term unemployed and underemployed, with preference being given to unemployed military veterans. The program is also designed to help incumbent workers who seek training to advance their careers with their current employers.

The curriculum and materials for the Supply Chain Management program offered at HCCC CBI were developed through LINCS (Leveraging, Integrating, Networking, Coordinating Supplies), a national supply chain management education and certification program which is administered by a consortium of nine colleges and universities and led by a national team from Broward College in Florida.

The LINCS program consists of eight 40-hour certification modules, each of which focuses on a specific skill set: Supply Chain Management Principles; Warehousing Operations; Customer Service Operations; Transportation Operations; Demand Planning; Manufacturing & Service Operations; Inventory Management; and Supply Management & Procurement. 

After completing a module, students take the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals credentialing exam.

Supply chain management – which is sometimes confused with logistics – involves the planning and management of all activities in sourcing, procurement, conversion and logistics management. The need for supply chain management professionals has grown – and will continue to grow – as the needs of the expanding global supply chain continues to evolve.

Of the 16 students participating in the HCCC CBI Supply Chain Management program, all have passed their exams, and six have successfully acquired positions in supply chain management.

A second Supply Chain Management training cycle will be offered by the College’s Center for Business & Industry in partnership with Union County College’s Talent Development Center for Transportation, Logistics and Distribution. Individuals who are displaced or unemployed are eligible to participate. Employed individuals may enroll in classes with employer sponsorship to enhance career skills and knowledge.

More information on eligibility criteria and on the HCCC CBI Supply Chain Management training program may be obtained by emailing Aileen Vega at avega@hccc.edu or Aycha Edwards at aedwards@hccc.edu, or by phoning (201) 360-4247.