LIFT the TriState

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LIFT The TriState

On July 24, 2017 the Freestore Foodbank launched LIFT the TriState, a 12-week job training program that teaches essential skills in Logistics, Inventory Management, Facilities Management and Transportation. The goal of the program is to provide job training to unemployed and underemployed adults that will help them find employment in the warehousing or transportation industry.  The program was launched in partnership with Gateway Community and Technical College, Life Learning Center and Belflex Staffing Network.

(Students with Freestore Foodbank’s Freestore Foodbank LIFT the TriState Manager, William McAleenan)

(Students with Freestore Foodbank’s Freestore Foodbank LIFT the TriState Manager, William McAleenan)

The course includes one week of introductory classes in basic math, reading and computer training followed by seven weeks of coursework in forklift operation, OSHA guidelines, Microsoft Office as well as 30 hours of hands-on training. In addition, participants receive four weeks of training in resume building, mock interviews, job fairs, on-site interviews and job searching.

 (L-R Denise Govan, Alicia Webb-Edgington, Robert Venable, Life Learning Center)

(L-R Denise Govan, Alicia Webb-Edgington, Robert Venable, Life Learning Center)

At the end of the program, participants receive their Certified Logistics Associate Certificate, Certificate of Completion from Life Learning Center, Servsafe Food Handler Certification, Forklift Certification, and LIFT the TriState Certification.

(Angie Praiswater, Gateway Community and Technical College)

(Angie Praiswater, Gateway Community and Technical College)

According to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, jobs in the transportation and warehousing industry in Cincinnati are expected to grow by 6.8% by 2022 which will bring roughly 2,700 jobs to our area.

To learn more about how to apply to LIFT the TriState, go to http://bit.ly/2v90S9C