JAXPORT invests in area's future transportation leaders

Oct 12, 2016 | Press Releases

​JAXPORT CEO Brian Taylor visited yesterday with more than 40 students enrolled in Florida State College at Jacksonville’s (FSCJ) Transportation and Logistics program discussing port operations, growth projects and keys to success in the industry.

Taylor’s message to these future transportation leaders included highlights from the recent growth of Jacksonville’s port as well as personal lessons from his career.

“The growth rate of the transportation and logistics industry is 23 percent every ten years, creating tremendous opportunity for aspiring professionals who are skilled in supply chain management,” said Taylor. “Top logistics companies like Amazon are looking for a skilled workforce, and we have that here in Jacksonville because of programs like those offered at FSCJ.”

FSCJ offers a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Logistics, an Associate in Science degree in Supply Chain Management, along with a number of other technical and work certificates in the field. The programs feature courses in supply chain management, logistics technologies, global operations, financial management, strategic transportation and regulatory compliance.

“Hearing a CEO talk about what makes him successful is an inspiration for me and where I want to go in my career,” said Richard Cribb, FSCJ Transportation and Logistics undergraduate student.  (Pictured above)

“This is a monumental opportunity for our students to listen and engage with a key player in Jacksonville’s transportation and logistics industry,” said Dr. Johnny Bowman, Professor of Logistics and Transportation at FSCJ. 

JAXPORT is investing in the future to grow Northeast Florida’s global competitiveness in trade and transportation and deliver jobs for the region. Several major growth projects are currently in process or nearing completion to speed goods to market, accommodate today’s larger vessels and enhance facilities at JAXPORT terminals.

Learn more about JAXPORT’s major growth projects here.