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1 Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Workforce Partnership Workforce Solutions Collaborative of Metro Hartford and CBIA Education Foundation

2 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

3 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

4 Workforce Solutions Partnerships T arget 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

5 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

6 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 is TDL?

7 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.

8 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

9 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.

10 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 Aler ts

11 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

12 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

13 20-year old non-profit Helps people access, and advance in, Port- related employment and career paths Port of Seattle is key funder/partner At Sea-Tac Airport since 2000

14 Airport Jobs  High volume employment center at Sea-Tac Airport  In 2013:  6,704 job seekers assisted  1,402 positions filled  72 airport companies served

15 Airport University  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

16 Increased focus on Int’l Trade/ Transportation/ Logistics (ITTL)  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

17 Key Findings  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.

18 Sample ITTL career tracks and job titles

19 An increasing number of local colleges are offering ITTL certificates and degree programs

20 Next Steps/Results

21 Air Cargo  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

22 Airport University  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”15- credit certificate with Highline College  Working with college partners to outline educational pathways.

23 Sample educational pathway


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