TIA and UTC Center for Professional Education Join Forces to Offer Local Freight Broker Professional Program
Employment Opportunities Available Post-Course
Alexandria, VA (November 8, 2022)—The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), the leading association representing the third-party logistics industry, is pleased to announce its collaboration with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Center for Professional Education in creating a new workforce development program aimed at accelerating freight brokers’ career paths.
The course, Freight Broker Professional Program, will allow students to learn the fundamentals of the job such as logistics, sales and customer retention skills that will specifically assist them in Chattanooga’s lucrative freight industry. Students will also learn professional and executive skill sets, such as communication and relationship management, that will provide a competitive advantage beginning on day one.
“These are good jobs in a growing, thriving, and exciting industry with a well-designed career path,” said TIA President and CEO Anne Reinke. With hard work, relationship building and time management—there is often uncapped earning potential for individuals in this role. We are excited to be working with UTC and establishing this amazing opportunity for all those interested.”
“Logistics companies are often looking to reduce turnover and training costs, improve productivity and ramp up new employees who are green in the logistics industry more quickly,” said CPE Director John Freeze. “Our goal is to help individuals advance their skill sets as they prepare to start a fast-paced, in-demand freight broker career.”
The course will be offered in the evenings of spring 2023 to allow individuals in full-time jobs the opportunity to participate while transitioning into their new career. Students will have access to tuition reimbursement, sign-on bonuses, and post-course job opportunities.
Individuals interested in learning more about the Freight Broker Professional Program are encouraged to attend UTC’s Virtual Preview Event today. Individuals and companies can also learn more about the program on UTC’s website.
About Transportation Intermediaries Association
The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) is the professional organization of the $214 billion third-party logistics industry. TIA is the only organization exclusively representing transportation intermediaries of all disciplines doing business in domestic and international commerce. TIA is the voice of transportation intermediaries to shippers, carriers, government officials, and international organizations. Learn more about TIA at www.tianet.org.
About UTC Center for Professional Education:
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Center for Professional Education (UTC CPE) plays a strategic role in strengthening the local economy by providing professional, corporate and workforce development training programs across the greater Chattanooga region. The offerings are designed to help individuals and teams acquire the skills and credentials needed for success in a rapidly changing workforce.
For more information, visit UTC CPE’s website.
OnWrd & UpWrd, on behalf of TIA
Communications Specialist, TIA