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Registered Apprenticeship Programs now at GovState

A man and woman wearing safety gear in a warehouse

Registered Apprenticeships for the Supply Chain Industry are now offered at Governors State University (GovState), thanks to the efforts of the School of Extended Learning (SXL) and the Supply Chain Innovation Center and Business Incubator (SCICBI).

These apprenticeship programs combine on-the-job training with related classroom instruction. At the core of each program is hands-on learning in the workplace under the guidance of experienced mentors. This is complemented by classroom training that provides theoretical knowledge and helps apprentices understand the underlying concepts of their work, said Craig Schmidt, Executive Director, School of Extended Learning.

With the start of National Apprenticeship Week on Nov. 13, SXL and SCICBI are hosting a ceremony on Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. in the lobby outside the Center for Performing Arts to share how registered apprenticeships can bring value to hiring, upskilling, and retention challenges. Dr. Tricia Kerns will share her experience and insights in training, consulting, and collaborating with companies as they build supply chain resilience.

GovState is currently sponsoring three programs: Supply Chain Logistics Management, Industrial Production Management and Production, Planning and Expediting Clerk. Each program takes a year and a half to complete and upon completion, apprentices receive nationally recognized credentials that validate their skills and qualifications. 

The apprenticeship programs at GovState create a new opportunity for us to provide value to a growing number of manufacturing and logistics companies with whom we are working,” said Reggie Greenwood, Director of SCICBI.

For more information on these Registered Apprenticeship Programs, click here.

To RSVP for the event, click here. For those who cannot attend, meetings can be scheduled with Craig Schmidt,, and Reggie Greenwood,