The Transportation, Logistics and Distribution (TLD) Talent Network held its first Industry Summit recently, with the intent of building partnerships within the industry to develop and support TLD in New Jersey and formulate strategies for competing at the regional, national and global levels. The event was led on behalf of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development by Continuing Professional Education at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and Essex County College Training, Inc.
The Industry Summit explored the current state of the TLD industry in the Northeast region of the U.S., specifically New Jersey, and welcomed TLD employers, New Jersey Labor and Workforce Development (LWD) partners, educational institutions, community organizations and other industry stakeholders. Panelists discussed current and future industry trends and how to build workforce capacity and leverage innovation for growth.
Glenn McRae, Ph.D., director of the Northeast Transportation Workforce Center, housed at the University of Vermont, delivered the keynote address, “TLD NJ – Issues, Challenges/Opportunities and Trends.” For more than 30 years, Dr. McRae has been active in national and regional initiatives to build career pathways in TLD, and also has been involved in numerous efforts to develop skilled and sustainable TLD worker pipelines.
For a copy of Dr. McRae’s presentation, click here.
For more information about the TLD Industry summit, you can find the whole program here.