STATE OF ILLINOIS AND ASCM LAUNCH FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND TRAINING PROGRAM TO PREPARE RESIDENTS FOR JOBS FUELED BY GROWING E-COMMERCE INDUSTRY
Illinois Supply Chain Management Training Program to Provide Employment Opportunities While Addressing Growing Demand for Talent
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 — Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
CHICAGO — The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) today announced a new training program designed to prepare more residents for roles in Illinois’ growing supply chain management industry. In partnership with the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM), the Illinois Supply Chain Management Training Program seeks to match residents who have become unemployed or underemployed during the COVID-19 pandemic with training for careers in supply chain management—one of the fastest growing fields in the state.
DCEO’s Office of Employment and Training is providing $250,000 for the ASCM pilots through federal funds to support dislocated workers under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The pilots are targeting dislocated workers who have been impacted by COVID-19 and will help Illinois residents across the state seize on the growth of e-commerce, shipping and logistics and transportation industries in Illinois.