AfA announces educational partnership
During a meeting of the Air Forwarders Association (AfA) during the AirCargo 2011 conference in San Diego, Irvin Varkonyi of American Public University announced an educational partnership with the association.
The online university offers associates degrees, bachelor's of arts degrees and master's of arts degrees targeteted to working adults. Varkonyi said classes are taught by an active instructor and feature interaction with classmates, but the courses are not taught in real time. Varkonyi said the cost of a bachelor's degree is about $32,000.
"I truly believe education is essential for advocacy," Jennifer Frigger-Latham, an AfA board member, told the organization's members during the AirCargo 2011 conference in San Diego. "If you don't know what's at stake, you really can't create a good reaction to Washington, D.C."
The university has partnered with the Afa to tailor logistics industry classes and possibly, if there is demand, provide new courses developed specifically for Afa members, he said. The university's Bachelor of Arts in Transportation and Logistics Management program includes courses on hazardous materials management, airport operations and intermodal transportation.
"We're going to do many things to put together programs that may be of interest to you based on our regular courses," Varkoni told the assembled members.