Virginia Maritime Association charting course for workforce development
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
“I want them to know they don’t have to have a four-year degree,” McLeod said of high schoolers.
In the supply chain and logistics field, “it used to be that accounting was our No. 1 concentration because everybody wants to be a CPA because they make a lot of money,” but now, students who are studying supply chain logistics have surpassed those in accounting, said Paul Ewell, chairman of Virginia Wesleyan’s management, business and economics department.
“There aren’t many weeks that go by that I don’t get numerous phone calls from employers saying, ‘We need somebody in this field,’ ” Ewell said.
“A lot of our folks who are currently in the workforce are 55 and over,” McLeod said. “We’re recognizing we need to replenish that workforce and get them prepared and teed up.”
Registration for the event is encouraged at www.vamaritime.com.