AACC’s Transportation Security Program Wins National Award

Anne Arundel Community College’s Transportation, Logistics and Cargo Security program was named a National Council for Continuing Education and Training (NCCET) 2010 Mid-Atlantic Region Exemplary Program in the Workforce and Economic Development category at the organization’s national conference in October.

Nominated programs were evaluated on program impact, sustainability, their ability to be replicated and innovative marketing techniques. Between rapidly changing logistics technology and updated security requirements for shipping both domestic and international cargo, transportation workers and those who want to enter the industry need the latest training. Corporate and government partners coordinated with the college to design a curriculum that meets industry needs. AACC has shared the curriculum with 35 institutions.

While originally funded with a $2.1 million Community-Based Job Training Grant from the United States Department of Labor, the program now has been incorporated into AACC’s Business Management department. In just 28 months, the program has enrolled 560 students in credit and noncredit programs. This fall, the college expanded the program, adding a Logistics and Supply Chain Management option to both the Business Management certificate and degree. The new program options provide a broader mix of courses that will prepare students for careers in the distribution and supply chain sector.

The program also won the Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) Economic Development Project of the Year award in June for being a comprehensive training program that meets the needs of the regional transportation industry and was selected as the Maryland Distance Learning Association’s Program of the Year in March.

For program information, contact Kipp Snow at 410-777-2923.

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