SALEO promotes education in logistics by networking the logistics service providers and users in the Arizona-Mexico region and by providing volunteer support to educational institutions and workforce development organizations. Through our monthly meetings, we provide a friendly venue and opportunities for transportation and logistics professionals to network, discuss best practices, and learn about various activities associated with goods movements all along the supply chain.
SALEO is also actively involved in logistics education in partnership with the community colleges across the border region of southern Arizona. SALEO members participate in curriculum development, provide guest speakers, and recruit adjunct instructors for the certificate and degree programs being offered through the support of Innovation Frontier Arizona (IFA). For more information on IFA please e-mail IFA@saleo.org.
Logistics education for certificates and associate degrees are being offered at Cochise College, Arizona Western College, and Pima Community College. For sample curricula, certificates, and degrees, please visit the Pima Community College site for Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
SALEO helped sponsor and participated in the 13th Annual "Key to Employment for the 21st Century" event at Tucson International Airport in 2011. Volunteers engaged approximately 1,000 high school students and their teachers in discussions regarding careers in logistics and designed a Logistics Brochure and handout to help explain future logistics employment opportunities. SALEO has continued with support of this annual event in both 2012 and 2013.
SALEO contributes its earnings to scholarships and to local non-profit organizations. Earnings come from monthly meetings, the annual scholarship tournament, and other charitable events. The board of directors decides how much will go to scholarships and how much to non-profits. Some of the earnings from the 2008 and 2009 Annual Golf Tournaments were divided between scholarships and Mobile Meals of Tucson (a nonprofit meal provider for special diet clients). The 2010 non-Profit beneficiary was Community Food Bank. Please click here for the flyer and more information regarding this year's Scholarship Tournament. If you wish to get more information from our tournament committee on sponsorships and how you can promote your company or organization at our scholarship tournament please send e-mail with your contact information to Golf@saleo.org.
Completed applications for scholarships must be postmarked no earlier than January 15th and no later than September 15th. Scholarship certificates are presented to the winners at the banquet following the annual scholarship tournament in September and monies are deposited with the Office of Financial Assistance at the college or university the recipient attends in time for the fall or spring semester. Download scholarship application here.
Scholarships are awarded to students who meet all scholarship application requirements and are sponsored by a SALEO member or by someone connected to the transportation and logistics industry.
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