Two Instructors Bring Wealth of Experience to New Logistics Management Career Studies Certificate Program

Registration underway for spring 2014 semester; classes begin Jan. 6, 2014

 
Paul D. Camp Community College’s new Logistics Management Career Studies Certificate program will be led by two highly regarded and qualified instructors when the classes start for spring 2014 semester.
 
Jammie Faltz, general manager of California Cartage Company in Suffolk, and David Lydick, program head and lead faculty for business management and marketing management at PDCCC, will prepare students for careers in transportation and warehousing through the study of the principles of organization and management in logistics.
 
“Both of these gentlemen are an asset to the Logistics Management program,” said Bob Hayes, education program coordinator for the PDCCC Regional Workforce Development Center. “Their experience in logistics and business will ensure that students have the knowledge and training they need to seek gainful employment in a rapidly growing field, or if they are already in the field, to upgrade their skills.”
 
Faltz will teach “BUS 223: Transportation and Distribution.” He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Old Dominion University in 1998 and a master’s degree in business administration from Troy University in Alabama. He has LEAN Six Sigma Green Belt Certification as well as Distribution Requirement Planning Certification. In addition, Faltz has successfully completed training in other areas, including hazardous materials and union relations.
 
As general manager, Faltz is in charge of two facilities—a 385,000-square-foot and a 200,000-square-foot facility. The centers include various warehouse operations, including full automation, cross-dock, and storage operations. He serves as the liaison between production and senior offices, oversees staffing needs and trains new managers.
 
Before his current position at California Cartage, he worked as operations manager at NYK Logistics and Allied Transportation, both in Chesapeake.
 
Lydick will be the instructor for “BUS 111: Principles of Supervision I ” and “BUS 193: Business Studies in Logistics Management.” He earned a bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University, a master’s degree in business administration from George Washington University; and an educational specialist degree from The College of William and Mary.
 
He has been program head and lead faculty for business management and marketing management at PDCCC since 1990 and, along with his academic colleagues and college faculty, designed several Career Studies Certificates at the College for Leadership, and two for Entrepreneurial Small Business Management.
His multiple careers and experience with local telephone and power companies, and his own private consulting company, make him uniquely qualified to design and implement contemporary academic programs with the assistance of faculty and staff at Paul D. Camp Community College.
“The Logistics Management program is one of the newest, most progressive and much needed academic offerings in the service area,” said Lydick. “Well-paying jobs and career opportunities are now available for PDCCC students who successfully complete the Logistics Management program designed by Bob Hayes and his associates.”
 
Graduates of the program should qualify for employment in logistics-related jobs, such as material handling, transportation, traffic management, warehouse management and control management.
 
In addition, students who complete the short program may wish to advance their career opportunities by enrolling in any number of other available academic/career opportunities offered at PDCCC, such as IT, business, marketing and supervision.
 
“Advanced degrees offered at PDCCC often result in long-term financial and career stability,” said Lydick. “Many of the courses offered for the Logistics Management program are also transferable to other career degrees the college provides.”
 
Classes begin Jan. 6, 2014. For more information, call the workforce development center at 757.569.6050 or log onto www.pdc.edu/workforce-development/.