Transportation careers group names president

The Southern California Leadership Council, the California Community Colleges, and the California State University System along with the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) have announced that Al Shepetuk will serve as the first staff member and president of the newly formed California Transportation and Logistics Institute (CTLI).

The Southern California Leadership Council, the California Community Colleges, and the California State University System along with the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) have announced that Al Shepetuk will serve as the first staff member and president of the newly formed California Transportation and Logistics Institute (CTLI).

The mission of CTLI is to promote the growth of careers in the transportation and logistics industry in California by working with employers to continuously identify and meet industry workforce and training needs; working with educational institutions to offer appropriate programs; working with public stakeholders to align public interest with industry demands; and finally by serving as an information clearinghouse for careers and educational opportunities related to the transportation and logistics industries.

There are more than 400,000 jobs in transportation and logistics in California today. This sector is expected to increase by 348,479 jobs by 2030, about 12% of the total new jobs in the area. In Los Angeles County, most entry-level jobs in this sector provide workers with a livable wage and an opportunity for advancement, according to LADEC (www.ladec.org). Nevertheless there is still a short supply of skilled workers emerging to fill them.

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