The Richmond Region is home to nearly 30 institutions of higher education, which train and supply the next generation of skilled professionals:

  • Total higher-education enrollment is nearly 80,000 with more than 16,000 degrees conferred annually.
  • Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Business offers a Master’s degree program in Supply Chain Management and Analytics. The program focuses on innovation, creative thinking, and the use of SAP enterprise software.
  • Virginia State University offers a Bachelor’s program in Industrial and Logistics Technology with a logistics distribution concentration. The program prepares students to be technologists who can respond aggressively to the changing needs of the global marketplace.
  • A variety of top-quality business programs available, including the University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business which is ranked 16th nationally by Business Week.
  • The Community College Workforce Alliance offers both full-time and part-time truck driving programs which prepare students to safely operate a tractor trailer. Students are typically job-ready in as little as four weeks.
  • Reynolds and John Tyler Community Colleges offer classes in supply chain management and inventory and production control in conjunction with the Association for Operations Management (APICS).
  • Certified Forklift Operator training programs are offered by Virginia Forklifts, Inc. All programs meet OSHA requirements.