Logistics and freight distribution companies in Kerry are being encouraged to take part in a new apprenticeship programme which will be starting at Cork Institute of Technology next year.
The first ever Logistics Apprenticeship in the country started this week at Dublin Institute of Technology, in response to an acute shortage of qualified logistics workers.
A report published by the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs in 2015 found the logistics and freight distribution sector would need up to 15,000 extra skilled workers by 2020.
General Manager of the Freight Transport Association Ireland, Aidan Flynn is also Chair of the Logistics Associate Apprenticeship Consortium.
Speaking on In Business last evening, he called on Kerry companies to consider getting involved with the new apprenticeship programme.