April 2018 Print

Community Service

About the Program

By 2025, 60 million baby boomers will exit the workforce, leaving a gigantic gap in talent, with only 40 million millennials ready to take their place. Along with this loss of highly skilled individuals, trends of training budget cuts and accelerating technology development are creating a concerning outlook for the future of supply chain talent. With an ambitious introductory goal of reaching more than 100K students through the Supply Chain STEM Education Outreach Program by 2020, APICS, with the help of educators and volunteers, is committed to overcoming the global supply chain talent gap. The Supply Chain STEM Program is a new educational offering from APICS, focused on presenting supply chain management and STEM careers as viable options to today’s K-12 youth and to eliminate the supply chain talent gap. The Supply Chain STEM Program is a new educational offering from APICS, focused on presenting supply chain management and STEM careers as viable options to today’s K-12 youth and to eliminate the supply chain talent gap. Several age appropriate programs are now available: n The Lemonade Career Day Activity (K-12) n The Lemonade Activity (K-12) n The Paper Airplane Activity (Middle School) n The Pizza Activity (Middle School) n The LEGO Booth Activity (Middle & High School) n The Cell Phone Game (High School)

How to Get Involved

Each hands-on, interactive activity teaches students about key science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts and how they factor into the supply chain. APICS provides the tools and resources to deliver the program, but educators and volunteers are the key to the success of the outreach program. The activities will be lead but adults in a variety of settings: schools, social organizations, clubs, and community programs.

Local APICS STEM Leadership

Since 1990 the APICS Gold Rush Chapter has been serving the greater Modesto area as the leader in providing APICS Certification preparation courses, seminars and professional development events. As a 503c non-profit the APICS Gold Rush Chapter strives to develop people by connecting professionals to the APICS supply chain body of knowledge and skills. The ultimate goal is to improve the global economic and local communities by fostering a sustainable competitive advantage. As a result, the APICS Gold Rush Chapter is an APICS STEM launch partner and is exciting to bring this program to the greater Modesto area.

Contact Information

Contact the APICS Gold Rush Chapter to set up a STEM activity today: Celeste Ayers, CFPIM, CSCP Text or Call: (209) 484-8384 Email: president@apicsgoldrush.org

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