SC4 awarded $2 million federal grant to train workers for high demand jobs in southeast Michigan
In March 2008, St. Clair County Community College was awarded a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor for program development and job training in the areas of transportation, distribution and logistics.
The three-year, Community-Based Job Training Grant will provide the program and equipment to train more than 400 workers in the tracking and movement of goods, including:
Existing workers in skills needed for career advancement.
Unemployed workers in skills needed to get them back into the work force.
New employees needing specialized training for their jobs.
High school students who then would continue their training after graduation.
PHOTO ABOVE: St. Clair County Community College and Mott Community College employees receive training Wednesday, July 22, 2009, on new radio frequency identification equipment for students in the Acheson Technology Center on the college's Port Huron campus.
“Today, consumer goods manufacturers are implementing or evaluating RFID to track assets, gain better visibility of manufacturing and supply chain operations, and improve product and service quality.” Lora Cecere, Vice President of Consumer Products, AMR Research.
“RFID’s return on investment in closed-loop applications typically stems from reduced labor time and costs, reduced loss and theft, and improved accuracy, efficiency and productivity." Steve Park, Vice President and General Manager of RFID Operations, Zebra Technologies.
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