Michelin and CofC to Develop Virtual Logistics Training

Global Carolina Business Journal
May 19, 2011

Michelin has selected the College of Charleston School of Business to deliver a global logistics and transportation professional development program for Michelin employees and the company’s affiliates. The “Michelin North America Logistics Professional Development Online Program” brings together business school faculty and Michelin employees in a virtual training environment.

The program will be developed and evaluated over two years with plans to continually improve the quality and content of the online delivery. The long-term goal is to develop a comprehensive logistics professional development online program for business, education or government entities operating or seeking to operate in South Carolina or use the Port of Charleston for importing and exporting goods.

“The College of Charleston School of Business has built a solid reputation for providing a relevant, rich learning environment for both students and professionals alike,” said Dick Wilkerson, chairman and president of Michelin North America. “We are confident this combination of expertise and education will benefit Michelin employees and College of Charleston’s students.”

The four general training modules or knowledge domains covered in the training are:

* Import/export documentation
* Port of Charleston and U.S. customs
* Regulations and pricing
* Operations

Additional topics will be added to the curriculum as the program expands over the next two years.

“We are grateful for Michelin’s interest in College of Charleston’s strong global logistics program and look forward to a productive and meaningful training relationship with the company, its affiliates, our faculty and students,” says Alan T. Shao, Dean of the School of Business. “Our professional development agreement is an ideal collaboration to help Michelin and other companies train their workforce, improve logistics capabilities and strengthen South Carolina’s position in global logistics.”

Other terms of the partnership include an internship program and post-graduation job placements at Michelin for College of Charleston students studying global logistics.

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