Other Logistics Programs

Innovative public/private partnerships enable California to close the skills gap of our state’s labor force. As part of Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy framework, Southwestern College is part of the state’s investment in innovation, such as highly specialized industry training, technical consulting and a multitude of services, that solve a complex workforce training need. The end result is the ability for our system of community colleges to better deliver for employers, sectors, and their workers.

Export/Import Compliance and Logistics

The California/Mexico Border Trade Institute will focus primarily on providing training to enhance the skills and productivity of the workforce that supports border trade, including export and import logistics. A skills panel consisting of private sector, education and government will be convened on a regular basis (3 month interval) to assess workforce skills and knowledge sets and help plan and implement training programs to reach the targeted audience.

This project entails workforce training and an assessment of skills both in the international trade and logistics industries. Having information available in both English and Spanish is also important. The needs we aim to address are primarily getting easy access to information (available, affordable, and obtainable regardless of geographic location) on how to export and import between California and Mexico. We want to communicate to industry professionals (students/entrepreneurs and incumbent workers alike) what skills, employment requirements, professional accreditations, and resources correspond with each career track.

Additional Online Training

We also want to offer practical training from industry (pier to pier) to these professionals so that they may advance in their career and meet our workforce needs. The goal is to make data accessible statewide so it benefits all. Information will be housed at www.tradepathways.org. Training, curriculum and information will be available and deliverable in an on-line format.

Training in Baja California, Mexico

Another Logistics and Transportation education program in the region exists at the Universidad Tecnologica de Tijuana. Both UTT and Southwestern College have shared their best practices for involving the business community in their academic programs. In addition, both work to ensure that their programs are meeting the needs of the local workforce.

UTT Técnico Superior Universitario en Desarrollo de Negocios Área Logística y Transporte

El Técnico Superior Universitario en Desarrollo de Negocios área Logística y Transporte cuenta con las competencias profesionales necesarias para su desempeño en el campo laboral, en el ámbito local, regional y nacional.

Competencias Profesionales
Las competencias profesionales son las destrezas y actitudes que permiten al Técnico Superior Universitario, desarrollar actividades en su área profesional, adaptarse a nuevas situaciones, así como transferir, si es necesario, sus conocimientos, habilidades y actitudes a áreas profesionales próximas.
Competencias Genéricas:
Capacidad de análisis y síntesis, habilidades para la investigación básica, las capacidades individuales y las destrezas sociales, habilidades gerenciales y las habilidades para comunicarse en un segundo idioma.

Competencias Específicas:

1. Administrar el proceso de ventas mediante estrategias, técnicas y herramientas adecuadas, para contribuir al desarrollo de la organización.

1.1 Planear el proceso de venta de bienes y servicios considerando estrategias comerciales, indicadores de desempeño internos y externos, recursos disponibles, procedimientos y políticas establecidas; para definir líneas de acción que contribuyan al logro de las metas de la organización.

1.2 Dirigir el proceso de venta de bienes y servicios mediante las estrategias, técnicas y herramientas adecuadas para contribuir a la satisfacción del cliente y a la rentabilidad de la empresa.

1.3 Evaluar el plan de ventas a través del nivel de cumplimiento de las metas; para proponer acciones de mejoras.

2. Administrar el proceso de compras y control de suministros a través de las políticas y procedimientos de la organización y técnicas de control de inventarios y almacenamiento, para asegurar su disponibilidad.

2.1 Gestionar el proceso de compras y suministros de acuerdo a las necesidades, las políticas y procedimientos de la organización para contribuir al abastecimiento oportuno.