Lawson State to offer free training in supply chain management, logistics

Published: Nov. 19, 2021 at 6:42 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 21, 2021 at 7:42 PM CST
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Lawson State Community College is looking to train people to deal with today’s issues with supply chains, both domestically and globally.

“It could be a forklift driver. It could be a truck driver. It could be someone who is in dispatching for a trucking company. It could be someone who works in a distribution center,” Dr. James Gray with Lawson said.

Lawson State Community College will offer free training for a career in Supply Chain Management and Logistics. The training is an eight-week class that is completely virtual/online. Additionally, there will be a $300 completer stipend, employment assistance upon completion, and other incentives to eliminate barriers that may deter new students.

“We also offer a stipend where we can pay for daycare assistance up to $750. We can also provide technology assistance,” Gray explained.

Gray says salaries can reach into the six-figure range.

“Logistics plays a huge role in our economy. Each year you have over 18,000,000,000 tons of goods that are transported throughout just the United States. Each year that number increases and with that continued swale of good, the job outlook in this particular field is very promising,” Gray said.

An informational program session will be held on November 22 at 5:30 p.m. in the Jess Lanier Building on Lawson State’s Bessemer Campus. To participate, RSVP to:

For more information, contact Dr. James Gray at or (205) 929-3527.


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