Prologis, Inc. announced that it is partnering with the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) to deliver a new industry certificate that will help develop the next generation of talent for the logistics industry and to address an existing skills gap. The certification is expected to establish a standard for core skills in logistics. The Prologis digital learning and development program enables students to acquire foundational skills and gain an understanding of the logistics sector. Certification will be exam based and completion will result in certificates, digital badges and credentials resumes.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that warehouse employment reached the highest level ever recorded with 1.25 million workers in 2020, and transportation, warehousing and related fields are projected to have 600,000 new openings by 2029.
The first-of-its-kind certificate will be developed with the ASCM Foundation as part of the global Prologis Community Workforce Initiative (CWI). The company pledged to train 25,000 individuals for jobs in transportation, distribution and logistics by the end of 2025.
The program is expected to launch in the third calendar quarter of 2021. For more information about Prologis CWI, please visit https://www.prologis.com/cwi.