Supply Chain Education

Supply Chain Education

KC SmartPort has spearheaded a supply chain education initiative that has brought those involved in the transportation and logistics industry in Kansas City together with area educational institutions to identify the training needs for the industry. 

Kansas City has traditionally been a transportation hub due to its geography in the center of the U.S. and access to all major modes of transportation. In addition to the growth of manufacturing and distribution centers in the region, four large intermodal projects are being developed that will create thousands of jobs. Currently there are several local training programs in the area that offer training to educate the workforce to be skilled for the current and upcoming jobs in the transportation and logistics industry.


  • University of Kansas
  • Kansas State University
  • University of Missouri Kansas City
  • University of Central Missouri
  • Park University
  • Metropolitan Community College
  • Johnson County Community College
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College


  • Mid-America Regional Council
  • Kansas City's Partnership for Regional Educational Preparation
  • Focus Workforces
  • Full Employment Council
  • KC SourceLink
  • Workforce Partnership

To see a full list of programs, courses and certifications offered,
please visit the Matrix of Programs in KC.

Click here to visit the Supply Chain Education, Training, and Workforce Group on LinkedIn.

MARC/Walmart/KC Smartport Partnership

Supply Chain Education

MARC and KC SmartPort were awarded a two-year America Works Initiative grant from the Walmart Foundation to support supply chain education.


Manager, Business Development
Kansas City SmartPort
(816) 374-5640