Hit the Ground Running: Choosing and Navigating a Successful Career Path—A Workshop for Young and New Transportation Professionals


Sunday, January 08, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC

Sponsored by Young Members Council (YMC); and Subcommittee on Design and Construction Group Young Member

This workshop is part of the Transportation Research Board 96th Annual Meeting.

This workshop provides a candid examination and discussion of the career paths of assorted professionals at various stages in their journey. The speakers will discuss the career choices they have made and provide some insight into what it is like to work in their respective sectors. The workshop concludes with interaction in which the audience engages the speakers and other sector representatives in an entertaining and useful question and answer session and open discussion.

WORKSHOP – Supply Chain Management and Logistics: How to Develop and Sustain a Successful Program

Indianapolis, Indiana | 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | October 5


Presenter: Dr. Fran Beauman

Supply Chain Management and Logistics is an important career field both in the U.S. and around the world. Attend this pre-conference workshop at the National Career Pathways Network annual conference to learn how to:

  • find data needed to justify a program
  • identify and approach industry partners
  • market the program to students, parents and the community
  • develop a program that includes dual enrollment classes with the potential of continuing on to a BA program
  • find the resources that you need to start and sustain your program
  • determine which certifications are best for your students

Participate in two industry tours. First, tour the new 1.2 million square foot state of the art Walmart e-commerce fulfillment center in Plainfield, Indiana now serving consumers throughout the U.S. Walmart built the new e-commerce fulfillment center to handle its rapidly growing online business. The massive building is dedicated to fulfilling e-commerce orders, and is able to house millions of items and ship them to customers or stores for free pickup. The Plainfield facility is the latest addition to Walmart’s next-generation fulfillment network that consists of additional e-commerce fulfillment centers, then tour the Vincennes University’s Logistics Training and Education Center (VU LTEC) which features a one-of-a-kind experience, combining classroom instruction with hands-on learning in the 40,000 square foot warehouse. Students put into action what they have learned using the latest equipment and technology. VU LTEC offers both short-term training (Fork-Lift, CDL Class A, GLA, Team Lead) and credit-bearing academic programs (Supply Chain Logistics Management AS).