Welcome to the PRO-GTL Consortia landing page where you can find the latest information on consortia activities, outcomes, student learning, and industry participation.
Pro-GTL (Global Trade & Logistics) Regional Consortia is a partnership with private industry and educators across 7 community colleges in Los Angeles and Orange Counties and Community Career Development (CCD) to promote career opportunities in global trade, ecommerce, and logistics, and global entrepreneurship.
The Mission of PRO-GTL is provide access to the next generation of workforce talent in the Global Trade and Logistics sector by promoting partnerships between the education and business communities.
Our Core Values are:
- To responsibly implement transparent processes, methods and tools to inform the region on Global Trade and Logistic opportunities
- To engender an environment of mutual respect and an exchange of ideas among education and industry partners
- To drive continuous improvement of project outcomes that lead to student success in the GTL industry
PRO-GTL is funded by the Career Technical Education Enhancement Fund (CTE-EF) from the California Community College Chancellor’s Office with Rancho Santiago Community College District as the fiscal agent of the grant to develop, enhance, retool and expand quality CTE offerings that build upon existing community college regional capacity to respond to regional labor market needs.
California has become a primary driver of job creation in Global Trade and Logistics in the nation and provides a solid pathway to middle skill jobs in Southern California. With the two largest ports in the country (Los Angeles & Long Beach) and easy access to the east bound rail services of the BNSF and the UP, it is a natural logistics hub for much of the U.S.
California ranks first in the nation for exporting computers, electronic products, food and kindred products, and exports to approximately 225 foreign markets with the top three trading partners - Mexico, Canada, and China. More than 47,000 California firms are connected to logistics/supply chain activities. Together, these firms employ over three million people.
Over the next three years, employment for supply chain-related occupations is expected to grow by 12,900 jobs. Employers across a variety of industries posted over 50,000 online job advertisements for twelve supply chain occupations in 2012. Median hourly wages for supply chain workers range from $14 and $38.
New employment opportunities can be filled by community college graduates for six occupations in Global Trade & Logistics. The most growth in GTL over the next five years is expected in these six occupations:
- Logistics Specialists/Coordinators
- Regulatory/ Compliance Specialists
- Global Sourcing or Procurement Specialists/Coordinators
- Customer Service Representatives
- International Sales Representatives/Associates
- International Marketing Coordinators