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"By working closely with local industry, we were able to get their guidance
on how the facility should be laid out,
as well as secure the types of equipment
our students need to be familiar with in
order to be as productive as possible from
day one on the job," Alfano continues.
Specifically, with the help of his advisory
committee, the facility now sports lift
truck simulators for training and certification on a variety of forklift types and a
robotics system in use at a local employer.
In 2015, the program graduated 29
students; this year it will be 55. And, now
that the facility is open and has more
capacity, Alfano anticipates as many as
80 graduates annually. That success rate
was something he was able to share at the
Workforce Summit last July.
"It's so important that businesses and
government take a deeper, more critical
look at what our workforce is, and that we
have skilled, trained people here to staff
new facilities," he adds. "Shortly after
the Summit, I was asked to sit in on a site
selection meeting with a company that
was considering locating a new facility
in our county to share what we've been
doing from a training perspective."
A four-hour drive south of Patterson,
in Bakersfield, CA, Brian Miller, supervising administrator of career technical education for the Kern High School
District, agrees that forging connections with industry and other educators

(including Alfano) has been key as he's
worked to develop his school's new supply chain curricula.
"Early in 2015, we were approached by
some of the local operations asking for
our assistance in developing career and
technical education programs to help fill
their labor gap in logistics and supply
chain," he recalls, noting that there are
40 major distribution centers in Kern
County. Among them are facilities
owned by Frito-Lay, Bolthouse Farms,
Grimway Farms, Ross, Target, Sears,
IKEA and Famous Footwear.
While researching potential curricula,
Miller discovered MHI's CTE program,
and invited us to participate in a Supply
Chain Logistics Business/Education
Luncheon that April. "The Summit
specifically sought to bring representatives from local business, economic
development programs, schools, community colleges and universities to talk
about how we might form a partnership,"
he recalls. "There was great discussion
about how the employers could help
educators meet their needs by helping
us tailor our instruction to the jobs they
have available."
Shortly after, under the guidance
of local industry, Miller's school created a six-week program called "21st
Century Careers in Logistics" to introduce students to career opportunities in warehousing and distribution.

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In it, 20 students spend 4.5 hours a
day learning about the field and getting hands-on experience, including
forklift certification.
Since then, the class has been repeated
twice, hosting guest speakers from the
field and touring local distribution centers-thanks to the guidance of an informal advisory committee that grew out of
the Summit, says Miller, who notes he's
been keeping an eye out for potential
instructors from the industry side for
when the school's full program rolls out.
"We're currently working with
architects to design a new career technical education training facility in
Southwest Bakersfield that includes a
20,000-square-foot, standalone warehouse on the site for our supply chain
programming," he explains. "Students
will be processing all of the deliveries
that come in and go out of the school
through that warehouse, which is slated
to open August 2019."
Until then, Miller has been maintaining his connections with MHI, other
educators nationwide and local industry, reaching out for input and feedback
as his program develops. "MHI was just
great about helping us get our program
up and going, particularly with their
resources and guidance in outlining what
we should have in our program. I fully
expect to lean on them for more help as
we get our program up and going."
Last fall, Laraine Kautz, executive director of the Dutchess County
Workforce Investment Board in New
York, connected with MHI while planning the Hudson Valley Supply Chain
Education Summit. "In our area, there
has historically been a focus on manufacturing, so to be able to tap into MHI's
wealth of knowledge about the supply
chain career path was very valuable,"
she explains. "Also, I was very focused
on collecting local employment and
workforce data; to get a broader, national
perspective really helped put that information into better context."
Working with local industry (including a board member who is also active in
MHI), Kautz invited participants from
businesses as well as educators, training
providers and non-traditional audiences
who run youth programs, including after


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of MHI Solutions - Volume 4, Issue 3

CEO Update
Intelligent Robots Offer a Competitive Edge
3D Printing Will Disrupt Manufacturing as Adoption Rates Rise
Predictive Analytics
Sensors and the Industrial Internet of Things
Industry Focus: Consumer Electronics
Industry Report Released
2016 MHI Innovation Awards
The New Face of the Supply Chain?
2016 MHI Annual Conference Preview
Regional Supply Chain Education and Workforce Summits Raise Awareness of Industry, Opportunities
Economic Market Analysis
Safer Handling
Solutions Group Update
Fulfillment Update
Solutions Spotlight
Scholarship Winners: Where Are They Now?
MHI News
Calendar
Index of Advertisers
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MHI Solutions - Volume 4, Issue 3 - CEO Update
MHI Solutions - Volume 4, Issue 3 - Intelligent Robots Offer a Competitive Edge
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MHI Solutions - Volume 4, Issue 3 - 3D Printing Will Disrupt Manufacturing as Adoption Rates Rise
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MHI Solutions - Volume 4, Issue 3 - Predictive Analytics
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MHI Solutions - Volume 4, Issue 3 - Sensors and the Industrial Internet of Things
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MHI Solutions - Volume 4, Issue 3 - Industry Focus: Consumer Electronics
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MHI Solutions - Volume 4, Issue 3 - Industry Report Released
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MHI Solutions - Volume 4, Issue 3 - 2016 MHI Innovation Awards
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MHI Solutions - Volume 4, Issue 3 - Regional Supply Chain Education and Workforce Summits Raise Awareness of Industry, Opportunities
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MHI Solutions - Volume 4, Issue 3 - Economic Market Analysis
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MHI Solutions - Volume 4, Issue 3 - Safer Handling
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MHI Solutions - Volume 4, Issue 3 - Solutions Group Update
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MHI Solutions - Volume 4, Issue 3 - Fulfillment Update
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MHI Solutions - Volume 4, Issue 3 - Solutions Spotlight
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MHI Solutions - Volume 4, Issue 3 - Scholarship Winners: Where Are They Now?
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MHI Solutions - Volume 4, Issue 3 - MHI News
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