DB Schenker launched a training program for the next generation of logistics professionals, modeled after the German dual training system.
“I am proud that we at DB Schenker have set up a logistics apprenticeship program for young people in the USA modeled on the successful dual training program in Germany. This shows how excellently the cooperation between our teams across the globe works at DB Schenker. The U.S. is an important growth market for us, and this training program can help us attract the best employees to DB Schenker,” says Jochen Thewes, chairman of the Management Board of DB Schenker.
From DB Schenker:
- Beginning in August, 16 students will work toward a degree of Freight Forwarding Coordinator at eight different stations within the company’s Chicago site.
- At the same time, they will complete the theoretical part of their training two days a week at Harper College, just outside of Chicago.
- The training lasts a total of two years, includes a full-time salary and is combined with a benefits package, including health insurance and paid vacation for the trainees.
- DB Schenker also pays the fees for the college.
- The program was designed with the support of DB Schenker's training experts. At the end of their training, the junior employees receive an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Supply Chain Management as well as a Freight Forwarder Apprenticeship Certification from the Department of Labor. The goal of the training is to gain a comprehensive understanding of the freight forwarding industry.