About Apprenticeship

What is Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship is an employer-driven on-the-job training (OJT) program. Apprentices work under the supervision of a journey-level professional and receive Related Classroom Instruction in which they learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a skilled occupation. It is not an internship. Apprentices are hired as employees of a company and earn wages working full-time in their occupation.

What is the Supply Chain and Logistics Apprenticeship Program?

The Supply Chain and Logistics Apprenticeship Program (SCLAP) is an apprenticeship program for the Cargo and Freight Agent occupation. The program combines paid on-the-job training with classroom lessons. Apprentices in the program will take courses from Southwestern College’s International Logistics and Transportation Program while working full-time. Additionally, apprentices will have the opportunity to earn industry-recognized certifications in supply chain management through the SCPro Fundamentals certification program, which is backed by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).