CSULB’s Global Logistics Specialist (GLS) program was recently honored with the 2007 Outstanding Program Award by the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA). The award was presented to Marianne Venieris, Executive Director of CSULB’s Center for International Trade and Transportation and founder of the GLS program, at the UCEA 92nd Annual Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, in April.
The GLS program was honored for its excellence in achieving its educational objectives and making an important contribution to the field of continuing education.
“It (the GLS program) was seen by members of the committee as a program that was successful, replicable, and cost effective,” said Muriel Oaks, chair of the UCEA Awards and Honors Committee. “It was evaluated highly by its audience and met its program objectives.”
The GLS program is a comprehensive training solution for those involved in international movement of goods. It is the only program of its kind on the West Coast and has been overwhelmingly successful since its debut in January 1997. As the GLS program begins its 10th anniversary year, it continues to have unprecedented support from the transportation industry, with more than 20 trade associations lending their names to the endorsement list.
This unique program is housed in the Center for International Trade and Transportation within University College and Extension Services, and was developed in close partnership with the transportation industry. It is designed to help logistics professionals successfully meet the demands and challenges of this fast growing and ever-changing industry.
“The success of the GLS is due to the commitment of 27 industry experts teaching in the program,” said Venieris. “Many of them have been teaching since the inaugural class in January 1997 and all have shared their knowledge and experience with over 1,000 students.”