The Freight and Logistics Next Generation Industry Partnership of Southwestern Pennsylvania is made of 16 companies, 3 Workforce Development Boards (the Southwest Corner Workforce Development Board serving as the lead applicant), the PA CareerLink and several other non-profit and educational providers.
The Partnership covers Allegheny, Beaver, Washington, Greene, Westmoreland and Fayette counties. Its day-to-day operations are supervised by an Executive Committee selected by the full membership. The Executive Committee is made of six company representatives and one representative from the PA CareerLink – Beaver County.
The Partnership has moved toward long-term sustainability. Financially, members contribute a 50% cash match to training grants.
The Partnership has also supported the upward career movement of workers in a variety of arenas thanks to courses designed to promote their advancement; it has helped companies increase their profitability and competitiveness; it has developed a career ladder model used to guide training choices; it has established a cooperative relationship with the CareerLink system (particularly in Beaver County) which has resulted in enhanced recruitment.