The pandemic has impacted many employers, and there is an even greater need to provide work-based learning experiences in the logistics and supply chain. As of February 2021, DHL has nine co-op students, Wayfair has one student and Atlas Air has three co-op students from the Ignite Institute.
These learning experiences are helping students gain skills to be work ready, all while building a stronger workforce and ensuring educational equity among several Northern Kentucky school districts.
The program continues to gain momentum. More employers are participating in work-based learning opportunities, and more students are considering dual-enrollment classes to jump start their careers.
Photo: Participating co-op students worked at CVG Airport's DHL location in 2020. Photo courtesy of DHL.