GTCC hosted 17 professionals from Eastern Europe as part of the United States Department of Commerce’s Special American Business Internship Training (SABIT) program. Photo by Carrie Lilly.

Eastern European Supply Chain and Cold Chain Professionals Visit GTCC for Learning Exchange

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Supply chain professionals from Eastern Europe recently visited the Piedmont Triad to tour industry and educational facilities as part of a United States Department of Commerce-sponsored program.

Seventeen people from Russia, Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia toured Guilford Technical Community College’s Cameron Campus on Thursday, April 26 to learn about supply chain education. Sam Chinnis, associate professor of global logistics, hosted the group. The visit included a tour of classrooms, teaching warehouse and overview of IT and software applications used in the supply chain industry.

“It’s fun to share different teaching ideas. These are not educators. They are practitioners in the industry,” said Chinnis. “They asked a lot of questions about our program including how it is structured and its cost.”

The Special American Business Internship Training Program’s (SABIT) Cold Chain program is designed to train mid- to senior-level industry professionals from Eurasia. Participants included supply chain professionals who work in the food distribution industry.

In addition to GTCC, the group stopped by other companies in the area including Harris Teeter’s distribution center, Old Dominion Freight Line and the Piedmont Triad Partnership.

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