As an initiative of the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness, education and workforce development is a cornerstone of SC Logistics’ mission. We’re dedicated to finding collaborative opportunities to help prepare students for careers in the logistics industry, retrain professionals for the many opportunities within the sector, and recruit new talent to the state.
The Lemonade Game
The Lemonade Supply Chain Game was developed by APICS as part of its Supply Chain STEM Program.
The South Carolina Council on Competitiveness’ SC Logistics initiative has collaborated with APICS to bring the Lemonade Supply Chain Game to South Carolina schools in order to teach elementary grade-level students basic principles behind logistics and supply chains. Learn more about the Lemonade Supply Chain Game by downloading an information sheet HERE.
College and University Programs
The Palmetto State boasts one of the nation’s fastest-growing labor forces over the past decade, which means a growing supply of skilled technical workers. South Carolina is committed to growing and developing its world-class logistics industry workforce. There are many colleges and universities across South Carolina that offer education programs and conduct critical research for the industry.
In addition to the state’s colleges and universities, there are multiple K-12 programs throughout the state that offer programs and resources to prepare students for a career in the logistics industry.
There are several national organizations that offer opportunities that allow logistics professionals to learn new skills and stay on top of industry trends.
Founded in 1957, APICS is the leading provider of research, education, and certification programs in the logistics field and operates four chapters in South Carolina: the Charleston Chapter; the Industrial Crescent Chapter in Greenville; the Mid Carolina Chapter in Columbia; and the Great Pee Dee Area Chapter in Florence. The Mid Carolina Chapter provides ongoing education opportunities, including webinars, industry-focused social events, and professional development sessions. In addition, the Mid Carolina Chapter of APICS offers Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designations set to the industry standard.
Founded as a nonprofit in 1963, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) offers SCPROTM certification and training, as well as meet-ups and continuing training. The South Carolina Roundtable serves as the state’s portal to these opportunities and hosts regular events for industry professionals. Past events have included tours of South Carolina’s inland port and discussions on emergent technology, including blockchain computing.
Maritime transportation and logistics careers pay some of the highest wages in the state. With the rate at which our state’s economic development is advancing, there is a critical need for a workforce in positions that support our supply chain. To see available jobs, click here.