FreightCenter and SPC Partner to Recruit Talent

April 14, 2017 by FreightCenter Team
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Freightcenter and SPC Interview with Beasley Media Group

FreightCenter once again takes to radio for an interview with Beasley Media Group to discuss their partnership with St. Petersburg College (SPC). FreightCenter and SPC have teamed up to offer current students and soon to be graduates an easier way to transition into the work force.

For current students, FreightCenter can accommodate your schedule by offering extended weekday hours or even weekend hours, so you can find time to both work and attend classes. For soon to be graduates, FreightCenter gives preference to SPC grads with experience in the logistics and supply chain industry who apply to FreightCenter online.

The Interview

FreightCenter’s Senior Marketing Manager Terese Kerrigan, and Manager of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, Bill Baratta, sat down with Marta Przyborowski, the academic chair of the College of Business at SPC to discuss with Roxanne Wilder of Beasley Media Group, their plans for recruiting both students and employees.

By working around student’s academic schedule, FreightCenter hopes to recruit talented students with a drive for acquiring real-life work experience before graduation approaches. Rather than bogging students down with irrelevant skills and classes, SPC prepares students for the work force by teaching them tangible and useful skills pertaining to their career.

Together, both FreightCenter and SPC hope they can acquire talent seeking a career in a fast-paced and stimulating field that is incredibly crucial to the functionality of not only a company but the universe and its entirety.

FreightCenter Culture

In the interview, Kerrigan went on the explain the relaxed culture that FreightCenter adheres to. It’s corporate, it’s bustling and it’s exciting, but somehow amidst that equation, FreightCenter still manages to keep things casual with a relaxed business casual dress code, pin ball machines in the break room and popcorn three times a week with a smell that wafts right on over to your desk every time without fail. Who can really say no to popcorn made in a movie theatre style machine?

St. Petersburg College

Founded in 1927, St. Petersburg College alumni currently rank 1st in the state of Florida for possessing the most valuable job skills. SPC focuses their curriculum on career-building skills; created with input from industry experts to provide graduates with the real-life skills they need to meet the needs and standards of today’s employers.

SPC LINCS Supply Chain Management

St. Petersburg College defines supply chain management as involving all activities that bring products and services to market; a critical function within any company.

By signing up for a certification course at SPC, you will have an opportunity to continue your training and earn additional SCPro™ Fundamentals certifications that will enhance your knowledge of the ever-changing supply chain world.

Earn the following entry to mid-level SCPro™ Fundamentals certifications:

  • Inventory Management
  • Demand Planning
  • Warehousing Operations
  • Transportation Operations
  • Supply Chain Management Principles
  • Customer Service Operations
  • Supply Management & Procurement
  • Manufacturing & Service Operations

Each non-credit earning class can be completed in only six weeks or less. Once you complete each course, you will have the opportunity to sit for a certification exam offered and certified by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). Students who achieve a passing score will earn a national SCPro™ Fundamentals CSCMP industry certification in the respective discipline.

What is LINCS?

LINCS (Leveraging, Integrating, Networking, Coordinating Supplies) is a national supply chain management education and training program funded by a $24.5 million U.S. Department of Labor TAACCCT grant. The Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant program is a multiyear, nearly $2 billion initiative to expand targeted training programs for unemployed workers, especially those impacted by foreign trade.

The Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) is the official LINCS industry partner and certifying body for the certifications.

How Can I Apply?

Those interested in jump-starting their career by adding the recognition of professional achievement to your existing resume should contact Marta at SPC at LINCS@spcollege.edu or call 727-341-7973.

SPC offers 10 campuses as well as online courses, those interested can visit SPC’s website for more information.

If you’re interested in working at FreightCenter as a current student or recent graduate, you can check out our open positions and apply for a FreightCenter career today.

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