Radio Show: SETWC + FedEx Freight

The University of Memphis (UofM) is the home of the Southeast Transportation Workforce Center (SETWC) and is part of the National Network for Transportation Workforce. The national network includes 5 regional centers hosted at the UofM, the University of Vermont, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Montana State University and California State University- Long Beach. The network structure allows sharing of best practices and leveraging of resources across the nation to improve transportation workforce outcomes. The national network is funded by the US Department of Transportation (US DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

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FedEx provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. The company offers integrated business applications through operating companies which compete collectively and are managed collaboratively under the respected FedEx brand. FedEx Freight and FedEx Express (specifically its aviation group) currently support SCS in a variety of activities aligned with T-STEM project goals and FedEx workforce needs.

For the economic health of Memphis as a whole as well as Memphis’ transportation sector, it is imperative that Shelby County Schools and other stakeholders in the Memphis area work together to grow the area’s STEM workforce.

Shelby County Schools’ primary partner in this endeavor is the University of Memphis, which is home to the Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute (IFTI) and the Southeast Transportation Workforce Center (SETWC). The SETWC is one of five centers established by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration to lead transportation workforce development efforts across the country’s major physical regions and also coordinate a national network that can impact the country as a whole. SCS’s partnership with the University of Memphis will help ensure program quality and innovation through access to best practices and regional and national expertise.

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