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NC Center for Global Logistics? Kathleen Patterson  with CREW Charlotte President Dawn Royle
In a down economy with people scrambling to find work, logisitics may be one of the few industries out there actually looking for people. ?There just aren't enough trained, skilled workers out there,? NC Center for Global Logistics? Kathleen Patterson (left, with CREW Charlotte prez Dawn Royle) tells us. Logistics, by the way, is the rather complex enterprise of getting somebody?s stuff from one place to another, often over great distances. (If you're going from Charlotte to San Francisco, it's very possible to disappear into unknown regions of Kansas, never to be heard from again.) Kathleen explained how it's done to a roomful of about 135  CREW Charlotte members gathered at the Ritz Carlton uptown this week.
Warren & Associates? Jessica Rossi
Kathleen's outfit is based in Greensboro, a city that in recent years has been broadening its horizons in a variety of new industries, Warren & Associates? Jessica Rossi tells us. Real estate research company W&A recently conducted a study of the Triad?s  efficacy as a commercial growth center. The region may be best known for textiles, furniture, and tobacco. But as those industries have been waning, bio-tech, nanotechnology, and robotics have been taking over, Jessica says. (And soon robotics may take us all over. Of course, we watch way too many Terminator reruns.)
About 135 attended the latest CREW Charlotte luncheon at the Ritz Carlton uptown
Shifting to a 21st-century employment base requires a workforce with significantly more sophisticated skills than once demanded by the Triad?s traditional industries, Kathleen says. To that end, the Center for Global Logistics is a resource provider of logistics education and training created by a collaborative arrangement  among the state's community colleges, four-year colleges, and universities. The center just announced it will be housed in a new 80k SF, $20M facility at Guilford Technical Community College?s new Northwest Campus in Guilford County. GTCC has broken ground on the  100-acre campus, which is targeted for completion this year.