GTCC to lead management of N.C. logistics center

The Piedmont Triad Partnership announced today that it has reached an agreement with four community colleges to manage the North Carolina Center for Global Logistics starting July 1.

The center’s management will be led by Guilford Technical Community College in partnership with PTP and the community colleges in Davidson, Forsyth and Randolph counties.

The center is slated to open in 2013 at GTCC’s Donald W. Cameron Campus near Piedmont Triad International Airport.

“The transition is in alignment with our role to promote regional economic development and to develop a competitive growth strategy,” David Powell, president and CEO of PTP, said in a statement.

GTCC President Randy Parker added in the statement that he wants the center to be recognized worldwide.

“To accomplish this, we need to create a world-class work force through education and skills development in the field of logistics,” Parker said. “No organizations are better suited to do this than the four partnering community colleges that have been nationally recognized for their work force development standards.”