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TAMIU receives $50K to expand TIL certificate program

TAMIU announced it has received a $50,000 grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Accelerating Credentials Planning Grant Program Award that will be used to expand its current A. R. Sanchez Jr. School of Business undergraduate-level certificate in Transportation, International Trade and Logistics.

The TIL certificate program is offered to both community members who are not TAMIU students and to TAMIU students who are working toward a TAMIU Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

TAMIU said that the program is designed for either current or past business majors who would like to secure an easy entry into International Trade and associated careers in Customs Broking, Logistics and Customs and Border Protection service.

Daniel Covarrubias, Texas Center for Economic and Enterprise Development director and the project director, stated that with the expansion of the certificate, it is aimed to “increase the supply of professionals trained in transportation, international trade, logistics and supply chain in our cross-border region and South Texas.”

As it is expanding this certificate, Covarrubias said that it will be able to provide the latest advances in knowledge, skills and practices in transportation, logistics and supply chain. This will give participants turnkey knowledge, methods and tools, which will allow the immediate implementation of dynamic actions to improve the sustainability, agility and resilience of supply chains, he added.

The expansion will result in adding two core courses for the certification: Digital Logistics and Supply Chain Localization and Resilience Analysis.

The Digital Logistics course will consist of students learning about the fourth industrial revolution and how it enables companies to be more productive and efficient by optimizing, monitoring, automating and adapting processes, Covarrubias explained. It will also permit students to identify exponential technologies and understand how they have entirely transformed today’s business world.

In the course covering Supply Chain Localization and Resilience Analysis, students will understand best practices in supply chain management and learn to map resilient strategies for managing increasing volatility, unpredictability, complexity, ambiguity and disruption risks in supply chains, Covarrubias said.

According to Covarrubias, by expanding a TIL undergraduate certificate, business near the US-Mexican border will provide a trained professional in digital logistics and supply chain resilience.

“The recipients of this certificate will be equipped as 21st-century managers, better preparing them to competitively embrace evolving technological and business innovation advancements,” Covarrubias said.

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https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/TAMIU-receives-grant-to-expand-TIL-certificate-17419270.php

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