Steven J. Woodworth of Wake Forest recently finished his first semester as the head of the Global Logistics Technology program at Vance-Granville Community College.
Woodworth is not new to VGCC, where he has taught Business and Office Administration courses on a full-time basis since 2007. He also taught part-time at the college from 2002 through 2004. Woodworth has also been a career/technical education teacher at Millbrook and Wakefield high schools in Raleigh.
Woodworth brings to his position a wealth of logistics expertise gained from more than 20 years of career experience in manufacturing. After he was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, he went to work for Alstom Power Air Preheater Company in New York as a drafter/designer. He advanced through the organization to take on roles in cost estimation, inventory planning and quality, dealing with suppliers in different parts of the country and around the world.
Woodworth earned two associate degrees at Alfred State College in New York before going on to earn a bachelor’s degree in business management at Alfred University and an M.B.A. in management/marketing at St. Bonaventure University, also in New York.
The Global Logistics Technology curriculum prepares graduates for career opportunities in distribution, transportation and manufacturing organizations. Classroom instruction, field of study experiences and practical laboratory applications of logistics management and global technology capabilities are included in the program of study. VGCC offers the two-year associate degree in Global Logistics Technology, as well as certificates and short-term training. Logisticians are employed by a variety of businesses, especially those that ship goods around the world, with starting salaries averaging $40,000 nationwide, and with available jobs expected to grow nearly 42% by 2018. Local opportunities are available at distribution centers in the Vance-Granville area, which benefits from easy access to Interstate 85 and the Research Triangle.
Although all VGCC Logistics courses are offered online, Woodworth is based at the college’s Franklin County Campus in Louisburg. For more information, call Steven Woodworth at (252) 738-3613 or (919) 496-1567, ext. 3613.