• Local Company Offers Full-Time Positions to Certified Logistics Specialists

    Employment Signing Day for Prince George County High School Graduates
    ~Local company offers full-time positions to certified logistics specialists
    Prince George, VA – Three 2019 graduates of Prince George County High School, offered full- time employment with Standard Motor Products, Inc., were honored at a “Signing Day” ceremony at the Hopewell/Prince George Chamber of Commerce, June 11, 2019.  The students, who have also earned the Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) credential from the Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA), will sign their Letter-of-Intent to accept entry- level employment as order fillers with Standard Motor Products, Inc. in Disputanta.
    “The CLA provides candidates with a broader understanding of a significant portion of our   business as well as the world economy,” said Mark  Hanlon,  Human Resource  Manager at Standard Motor Products.  “More importantly, we utilize the CLA training as a development tool  for our team leaders - the first level of leadership within our facility. Candidates with the certification have a ‘leg up’ if they are looking for long-term career opportunities with us.”

    Standard Motor Products, the Community College Workforce Alliance, and Prince George County Public Schools partnered to provide a credentialing program in warehousing and distribution logistics during the academic school year. The program provided participants with a workplace readiness skills certification, the CLA credential, employment with Standard Motor Products, and served as a sustaining a workforce development program for the company.

    Hanlon added, “Our partnership with CCWA began as a method of providing internal training. As our relationship has grown, our desire to make an impact on the local community grew and CCWA has been an integral part of our outreach efforts. Recently, we partnered with the CCWA, Crater Workforce Development Board, the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry, and Prince George County Public Schools to create a taskforce that led to this pilot workforce development program in warehousing and distribution.”