Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Workforce Partnership

Report
Transportation, Distribution and
Logistics Workforce Partnership
Workforce Solutions Collaborative of Metro Hartford and
CBIA Education Foundation
CBIA Education Foundation
•Nonprofit affiliate of CBIA
•Largest and most representative business
organization in CT
• Mission is to help develop a skilled,
knowledgeable workforce to meet the
needs of CT employers
Workforce Solutions Collaborative
of Metro Hartford
•Serves 57 towns in the greater Hartford region
•Regional funders include the American Savings
Foundation, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving,
Nutmeg Foundation, Prudential Foundation,
United Way of Central and Northeastern
Connecticut
Workforce Solutions Partnerships
•Target industries that have potential for
growth and career advancement for low wage
workers
•Employer led and managed by trusted
organizations
•Energy/Utilities, Healthcare,
Manufacturing and TDL sectors
Why focus on the TDL sector?
•Commercial drivers are in high demand by wide
variety of industries
•CDL A and B are stackable credentials for entry-level
jobs
•Wide range of jobs and career pathways, across
industry sectors. Jobs include
material handlers, dispatchers, logistics
and logistics personnel
What is TDL?
T = Transportation
D = Distribution
L = Logistics
The planning, management, and movement of
people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air,
rail and water and related professional and
technical support services such as transportation
infrastructure, planning and management,
logistics services, mobile equipment and facility
maintenance.
What’s the difference?
Transportation – Physically moving people & things.
Distribution – Process of moving product to final
consumers, including storing, selling, shipping, and
advertising (Supply Chain).
Logistics – Planning, execution and control of the
movement and placement of people and/or goods.
CT Labor Market Data
•Nine transportation and material moving occupations
requiring short-term to moderate work experience or
training, with no more than a high school education.
•In-demand openings, in-demand growth, or hot job
(top occupations by openings and growth.)
2010 – 2020 CT Occupational Projections from the Office of Research at the CTDOL
CT Labor Market Data
•Average salaries range from low of $12.07 hourly for hand
packers to a high of $25.02 for first line supervisors of
helpers, laborers, and material movers.
•Heavy tractor trailer drivers average $42,529 annually.
•Light truck or delivery services drivers average $34,797
annually.
•Fastest growing occupations in this group are bus drivers
and truck drivers.
Sources for job listings and
potential employer partners
Transit and Travel Job Insider
Connecticut Job Department
Statewide Trade Associations
CT Department of Labor
Business Services Weekly
Indeed Company Alerts
Simply Hired Alerts
TDL Employer Partners
•Guida’s Dairy
•FreshPoint
•Lily Transportation
•CT Department of Transportation
•FedEx Ground
•CT Transit
•United Parcel Service
•Evo Aero, Inc.
•Bob’s Discount Furniture
•McKesson
•Sandair Systems, dba Mainfreight
•Stericycle
•Martin Brower
For more information on the Connecticut
Transportation, Distribution and Logistics
(TDL) Workforce Partnership contact:
Deb Presbie, Program Manager
CBIA Education Foundation
350 Church Street
Hartford, CT 06103
860.244.1932
[email protected]
• 20-year old non-profit
• Helps people access,
and advance in, Portrelated employment
and career paths
• Port of Seattle is key
funder/partner
• At Sea-Tac Airport
since 2000
Airport Jobs
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High volume
employment center at
Sea-Tac Airport
In 2013:
6,704 job seekers
assisted
 1,402 positions filled
 72 airport companies
served
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Airport University
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Credit-bearing college
courses for airport
workers
Taught onsite at the
airport
Topics: Computer skills,
customer service,
leadership
College partners: Highline Community College,
South Seattle College
Increased focus on Int’l Trade/
Transportation/ Logistics (ITTL)
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40% of all jobs in Washington are tied to the
import/export of goods and services.
Roughly 50,000 people work in the ITTL sector
across Puget Sound.
Three previous ITTL studies (employment, training
programs, short haul truck drivers)
“On the Move” study in 2013; deepen
understanding of ITTL employment pathways and
inform Port Jobs’ next steps
Key Findings
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Recruitment draws heavily from employee referrals and
word of mouth.
Computer, customer service skills, among the most
important for entry. Basic industry knowledge helps.
Prior industry experience is valued.
Peak season workforce ramp-up offers opportunities for
temporary work and career exposure.
Employers suggest that turnover is low once workers are
established in jobs.
Type of Job
Sample ITTL career tracks and job titles
Warehouse /
Freight
Handling
Import/
Export
Cargo Handler
Air Export
Agent
Sample Job Titles
Ramp Agent
Dockworker
Material
Handler
Customs
House
Brokerage
Agent
Forklift Driver
Air Import
Breakbulk
Agent
Warehouse
Associate
Ocean Import
Agent
Customer
Service /
Administrative
Inventory/
Shipping/
Receiving
Transportation
/Warehouse
Management
Logistics
Support
Specialist
Return to
Vendor (RTV)
Clerk
Dock
`
Supervisor
Customer
Service Agent
Shipping and
Receiving
Specialist
Customer
Service Rep Ocean Export
Receiving
Appointment
Clerk
Logistics
Supervisor
Ramp
Supervisor
Warehouse
Manager
Truck Driving
Maintenance /
Repair
Over-the-Road
Driver
Fueler
CDL Class A
Driver
Delivery Driver
Security /
Cargo
Screening
Lead Fueler
Cargo Aircraft
Screener
Ground Service
Equipment
Mechanic
Security
Coordinator
An
increasing
number of
local
colleges are
offering ITTL
certificates
and degree
programs
Next Steps/Results
Air Cargo
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More deliberate focus on air cargo jobs (e.g.,
warehouse agents, office agents)
Relationship with the Port of Seattle’s Air Cargo
Operations Manager, who has connected us with
cargo companies
Included on standing agenda of quarterly Air
Cargo Stakeholders meeting
New connections with air cargo-related companies
outside of airport
Airport University
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Introduced a 2-part “Introduction to International
Trade, Transportation and Logistics” course
Introduced First aid/CPR/Blood borne
Pathogens/OSHA 10 class
Creating a customized “Customer Service”15credit certificate with Highline College
Working with college partners to outline
educational pathways.
Sample
educational
pathway

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