Department of Labor Awards Grant to LINC SCM Consortium for Supply Chain Management Training

NUTC is a contributing member of the Leveraging, Integrating, Networking, Coordinating Supplies (LINCS) in Supply Chain Management (SCM) consortium that was selected as a grant awardee for the Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant program.  TAACCCT is a multiyear, nearly $2 billion initiative to expand targeted training programs for unemployed workers. 

The LINCS SCM consortium, led by Broward College in Florida, is developing a set of eight stackable and latticed credentials that will provide workers with skills suitable for entry and middle-level employment in supply chain management. Program content will be delivered through traditional, hybrid and online instruction. NUTC will provide guidance on developing curriculum that can lead to advanced degrees and access to the supply chain industry through our Business Advisory Council. 

The eight newly created industry-recognized certifications will be based on an evidence-based design endorsed by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), a member of the NUTC Business Advisory Council.  Other consortium members include Columbus State Community College, Essex County College, Florida State College at Jacksonville, Georgia Institute of Technology, Harper College (Illinois), Long Beach City College, Rutgers University, San Jacinto Community College, St. Petersburg College, and Union County College.

The Department of Labor’s announcement can be found at:


Senator Dick Durbin, NUTC Associate Director Bret Johnson, Dr. Kenneth Ender, President, Harper College, and Karen Norrington-Reaves, CEO, Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, announce the grant award at UPS.