Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The U. of San Francisco Goes Green with Online Course

To meet the growing demands for workers with experience in the new green jobs, the U. of San Francisco has created an online Green Supply Chain Management course.

"Funding for green jobs training in the U.S. is on the rise and for those interested in pursuing a green career, there's never been a better time," said Neil O’Connell, USF online faculty member and supply chain expert. "Companies nationwide now recognize the major importance of their green supply chain, and find themselves competing for a very limited number of qualified supply chain specialists. Eager professionals who invest in themselves with a university-backed, expert-led supply chain training program will reap the rewards throughout their career."

The USF course runs eight weeks and leads to an advanced specialized certificate aimed at “preparing professionals to successfully implement a green supply chain in any industry.” Students learn how to “leverage eco-friendly practices to reduce costs and comply with environmental legislation.”

According to USF, a Jesuit Catholic university founded in 1855, some of the positions in green supply chain management include industrial engineers, logistics specialists, energy efficiency consultants, sustainability officers, environmental auditors and recycling managers.

For more details on USF's online green supply chain training and its Master Certificate in Supply Chain Management program visit .