College of the Canyons is partnering with AMS Fulfillment to offer 30 pre-apprenticeships in the logistics field—one of the fastest growing industries in Los Angeles County—to individuals who need job readiness skills to gain employment.
The 8-week intensive training program, which is launching in August, will provide students with training in soft skills, Excel, warehouse safety and operations through job shadowing, on-the-job training, and COC coursework.
“We are very proud to offer this accelerated job training alternative to students,” said Jeffrey Forrest, Vice President of Economic and Workforce Development at the college. “Unlike an apprenticeship, a pre-apprenticeship provides students with the tools they need to enter the workforce a lot faster where they will continue to sharpen their skills while on the job.”
“This program is designed for entry-level employees and those struggling to get themselves established in the job market,” said Ken Wiseman, CEO and managing partner of AMS Fulfillment. “We are trying to help these pre-apprentice candidates get their hands firmly around the first rung of the employment ladder and empower them to start their climb.”
Administered by the Strong Workforce Apprenticeship Group (SWAG), participants who complete the program will receive a national credential from the U.S. Department of Labor and become eligible for the AMS apprenticeship program that is registered with the Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) and the US Department of Labor (US DOL).
“We look forward to creating pre-apprenticeship programs with other local companies and businesses that wish to attract and train skilled employees,” said Forrest.
Located in Santa Clarita, AMS Fulfillment is a full-service order fulfillment company that provides third-party warehouse management, fulfillment services, and order management resources.
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