PHOTO CUTLINE: Professionals from international business, logistics, and maritime recently attended a reception and panel discussion at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Houston Branch. (left to right) Rommell Williams, Houston Area Urban League; Rick Blasgen, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals; Leslie Backus, Broward College; Judson Robinson III, Houston Area Urban League; John Moseley, Port of Houston Authority; Margaret Kidd, San Jacinto College; James Blount, San Jacinto College; Eric Goodie, Houston Area Urban League; and Dan Cassler, University of Houston. Submitted photo

San Jacinto College and the Houston Area Urban League recently hosted a networking reception and panel discussion at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Houston Branch, for students and leaders from international business, logistics, and maritime.

"Developing a Sustainable Supply Chain Workforce for America's Distribution Hub for the Next Generation" served as the evening’s panel theme, with Rick Blasgen, president and CEO of the Council of Supply Chain Management, as keynote speaker.

San Jacinto College students from the LINCS Supply Chain Management Program were in attendance and recognized for being among the first in Texas to earn all eight SCPro™ Fundamentals certifications awarded by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).

LINCS stands for Leveraging, Integrating, Networking, and Coordinating Supplies and is funded by a $24.5 million U.S. Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant. San Jacinto College is partnered with the University of Houston, College of Technology, Supply Chain Program to offer a pathway for students interested in receiving a four-year degree in logistics. 

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Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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